Boss Man EP
R.C. (Righteous Child)
K & R Productions
July 31, 2015
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 4/5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Emerging reggae vocalist Ryan Campbell, better known by his initials RC which also stands for Righteous Child, comes up with his second EP entitled "Boss Man EP", the follow-up to his his 8-track debut EP entitled "Rough Survivor" which was released in 2014.
Released on RC's own K & R Productions record label, this new project from the well-gifted artist gathers songs he recorded with various producers/production houses including Turf Music Entertainment, Larger Than Life Records, Berlin-based Thilo "Teka" Jacks, Jugglerz Records, Luv Number One Productions, K & R Productions and his long-time mentor Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records. Sometimes an album that features tracks from different producers isn't very balanced and consistent, but luckily that ain't the case with this release.
The first track, the infectious "Propaganda", is underpinned by Turf Entertainment's "Reggae Rock Riddim". After the pairing with Busy Signal for Silly Walks Discotheque's 2013 hit "Dreams of Brighter Days", it's another collaboration with Busy Signal, this time production-wise through the reggae & dancehall star's Turf Music Entertainment. It's a great message tune across a beautiful riddim track. Next comes the matching sufferer's tune "Hungry Dayz", a song that deals with the hardships a lot of people face in these dreadful times. "Hungry dayz have this melody a sing in a me head, I can't find a cup of tea fi mash up with a piece a bread den." The combined forces of RC and Lutan Fyah turn the Thilo "Teka" Jacks produced "Yadding" into one of the highlights of this EP. "Inns come the thing call spies and purple traitors come to eat up I and I flesh. Dem labor long and plot a lot to destroy me little success, look how hard me work and sweat." Crucial roots tune!! From roots to lovers with the next tune, the real nice touching love song "Same Man", which has also been produced in Germany by Jugglerz Records. And the sweet lovers vibe continues with the beautiful "Won't Tell You A Lie", which comes across Penthouse Records' wonderful "Miss Wire Waist" riddim. Back to reality with first the social commentary of EP's solid title track "Boss Man" and then the self-produced worthy closer "One By One". "One by one soldiers marching along, a million troops inna di Armagiddeon".
Another worthwhile collection of tunes from this young singer, which not only affirms that he's a major talent but besides that also makes us longing for a full length album.