Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Purification Session
Niyorah
I Grade Records
CD
September 16, 2006

Niyorah - Purification Session Track list
  1. Nothing To Prove
  2. There For You
  3. Special Request
  4. African Chant feat. Pressure
  5. Kick Up
  6. Sell Out
  7. We Are One
  8. I Love the Way
  9. Lion Have Mane feat. Vaughn Benjamin
  10. Caught Up Inna Image
  11. Globe All Warming
  12. How It Is
  13. We Shall See
  14. Wha Yu Feel Say
  15. Defend
  16. Always
  17. Nobody Knows feat. Ras Attitude
  18. Inner Light
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 3
About a year after he entered the international modern roots arena with his strong full length debut album, "A Different Age", NiyoRah returns with a brand new album full of righteousness and conscious messages. It's always interesting to see what an artist delivers on his sophomore album, especially if he has shown real potential on a debut album as in case of NiyoRah. After having listened to "Purification Session" one can only conclude that this collection of tunes surpasses all that has come before. NiyoRah impresses with inspired, insightful and intense lyrics that deal with a huge range of issues like for example social justice, racial pride and spirituality. Vocally he has a natural flow and seemingly effortless he manages to switch from singing to chanting in his own unique way. The riddims that underpin his songs are well arranged fresh originals, primarily 'one drop' grooves but occasionally the listener is also treated to some real nice hip-hop, funk and soul flavors. None of the 18 tracks included on this album disappoints. Each track has its own merits and is truly worth of hearing. The ones that we like most are the wonderful opening track, "Nothing To Prove", in which NiyoRah expresses his love of his heritage, the moving "There For You", the bass-driven singjay piece with Pressure entitled "African Chant", the incisive "Kick Up", and the beautiful "Sell Out". Furthermore there's the fiery "Lion Have Man", which features Midnite's Vaughn Benjamin, "Globe All Warning", "We Shall See" and "Always" that get a deserved push on the 'repeat button'. "Purification Session" is a powerful modern roots album, that was jointly produced by three production units -- I Grade, Lustre Kings and Zion High.