Album review
Took The Risk
The Venerable Fitz
Headquarters Records
15 - 04 - 2000

Tracking list

  1. Took The Risk
  2. We No Scared
  3. Hypnotize
  4. Get Me Sex
  5. Give Thanks
  6. No Man Can
  7. Get Ready
  8. Took The Risk (remix)
  9. No Man Can (remix)
  10. Give Thanks (remix)
  11. Praise Up Jah
  12. Hypnotize (dub mix)
  13. Give Thanks (dub mix)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 4/5 Sleeve : 3

The Venerable Fitz was born in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and began singing with DJ sound systems in Jamaica at the age of 16. In 1987 he migrated to the US and started playing at several New York clubs. After moving to Washington DC he got involved in the local reggae music scene and began performing at reggae clubs. He has won several awards and now he has released his debut album entitled "Took The Risk".
The album contains 8 vocal tracks, 2 dub mixes and 3 remixes. His vocal performance is very similar to that of Half Pint and Cocoa Tea. The sparse backing combines quite well with his vocal delivery. The title track Took The Risk is a solid slow tempo tune, undoubtedly belonging to the best this album has to offer. The single We No Scared and Hypnotize are decnt contributions, fitting the album well. The uptempo tune No Man Can is one of the best tracks found on the album. A tasty dessert is served with the two dub tunes.
For more info check out Headquarters Records, Inc. An enjoyable album !

Teacher & Mr. T.