Raw Truth (EP)
Joseph 'Culture' Hill
Ababa Janhoy Records - Groove Attack
December 8, 2006

Track list
  1. Raw Truth Queens Radio Edit
  2. Raw Truth Kings Radio Edit
  3. Raw Truth feat. Big Youth (Extended Mix)
  4. Raw Truth feat. Daddy Rings (Extended Mix)
  5. Raw Truth Instrumental (Extended Mix)
  6. Raw Truth A Capella
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
On August 19th this year, the whole reggae world was saddened and the ones who like me saw him just days before in very fine form astonished that Culture's Joseph Hill had passed away unexpectedly. Among the last recordings Joseph Hill made is "Raw Truth", recorded in Germany for Ababa Janhoy Records, musically directed by former Gentleman percussionist Matthias 'The Dread' Reulecke, his 'Raw Truth'-riddim sounding like the backing of a vintage Culture tune, making this 3.000 limited CD DigiPak Edition a very satisfying tribute to one of the legendary voices and personalities of roots reggae. In two 4 minute plus radio edits, two extended mixes featuring veteran deejay Big Youth and on the other one Daddy Rings clocking in at over 7 and over 6 minutes respectively and with a clean instrumental version and an a capella version showcasing how fine the voice of the late and great Joseph Hill still was, this is an EP you can't afford not to collect as roots aficionado.