Victims Of The System
Zamani Records
October 24, 2010

Victims Track list
  1. Peace And Security
  2. Revolution Time
  3. Conscious Jamming
  4. Hear Them Bawling
  5. Pressure Rise
  6. Another Day Of Suffering
  7. Hungry Salary
  8. Bring Some Changes
  9. Have Mercy On Me
  10. Traitors Of Africa
  11. Victims Of The System
  12. Babylon Thinks Seh
  13. There Is No Victory
  14. Presidents & Crimeministers
  15. Time Bomb Ticking
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Vocals : 4 Backing : 3/4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Rashani hails from the beautiful "Isle of Spice", Grenada. He started writing reggae tunes at an early age and was heavily influenced by the likes of Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs and Burning Spear. In the 80s he relocated to Texas and has worked with several artists such as Half Pint and U Roy. In the mid 90s he started to release albums on his own label Zamani Records. In 2004 he unleashed the album 'The Realist' and now he presents the follow-up set 'Victims of The System'.

He describes his own music as "a combination of political beliefs, spiritualism and a catchy reggae beat that creates an uplifting vibe." We agree on that, because the songs on his album deal with the real issues of life, things that really matter. About success and hit tunes he says: "success for him is not the amount of money he makes, but being able to do what he loves and how well he does it, and the respect he earns from doing it. For him, it is not about making a hit song, but making good music and then being rewarded. He believes that his music will survive and stand the test if time by becoming vintage albums."

His latest outing is a 15 track roots and culture album, filled with self penned material and backed by live musicians. The mood is traditional, solid and full of consciousness. He starts with an emotional outcry called Peace and Security. He tells us about the problems of the modern world and the need to get some 'peace and security'. Great song! The next song, Revolution Time, provides a kind of solution for the problems he sang about in Peace and Security. Conscious Jamming is a swinging tribute to reggae music and its positive influences. Pressure Rise is biting song about the hard times we face. The same goes for Another Day Of Suffering, a pessimistic, desolate song. In the song Bring Some Changes he begs The Lord to "bring some changes to set us free". Check out the lyrics of Traitors Of Africa. We're sure that not everyone will agree to Rashani's statements, but judge for yourself.

If you're looking for a typical roots'n'culture set you should check it this one fi sure!