Set The Captives Free
August 15, 2004
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 4/5||Sleeve : 4|
Prince Theo (real name Theodore Bailey) hails from Bath, St Thomas, Jamaica, also home of the internationally well known reggae group, Morgan Heritage. Prince Theo, who got his name from the crew at Rassis International, started to gain some attention from reggae followers with early recordings such as "Jailhouse" on the Linx label, "Gi Mi Di Weed" over the Stalag riddim on King Jammys, "Jah Rules" and "Natty On Ya" on Trinity Records. When Morgan Heritage started to enlisten Prince Theo for Volumes 1, 2 and 3 of their "Family and Friends" compilations he became known to a wider audience. Songs from Prince Theo were also present on two of their other compilations, "Gunz in the Ghetto" and "Shashamane". Besides that Prince Theo is also involved in the Eastman Project. Together with brethrens of St.Thomas he sings on "Three Wise Men", already released on the Morgan Heritage label as well. Other singles that helped spreading his name further were "Tribute to Assata Shakur" for Fire Dis Time, "Show Some Love" on the Peace In The East label, "Set the Captives Free" on Trinity Records and "Brighter Tomorrow" & "So Much Joy" for Soundproof. Furthermore he also released "Bet You Never Know" and "Surprise", the latter on the much-anticipated new riddim from Reggae Vibes Productions Inc., called "Crisis", which also features Bushman, Tony Curtis, Johnny Osbourne and Ras Shiloh.