Black Woman Riddim
International High Power Records
March 11, 2013
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3/4|
International High Power presents the Ras Daniel and Menny More produced "Black Woman Riddim", an EXCELLENT rrots reggae piece with a highly impressive collection of artists. Appearing on this juggling is a stellar group of VI artists, in particular, including Pressure Busspipe, Ras Attitude [who even contributes two cuts] and Mada Nile, as well as the likes of Menny More, Fyakin and Perfect Giddimani.
Perfect Giddimani, whose new album "Better Off Dread" is due for release in April, kicks off with a song about 'obstacles in life' called "No More Crying". It's a decent cut, however outmatched by Menny More's powerful message tune "Understand Yourself". Never heard of Quaterbill before, but his Forward shows that he's a vocalist with a style of his own who's worth to watch for in the near future. Pressure Busspipe's solid "Love Thyself" rounds off the opening part of this riddim project in real fine style. New York-born female singer Karen Morrison aka K Vibes, who has mainly recorded for the legendary Studio One label since the late 1990s when she made her debut with "Bye Bye Rebel", keeps the good vibes flowing with "Raggamuffin". From there it's, in particular, Ras Attitude's "Jah Bless Me" and "Strong Woman", Fyakin's sublime "Caan Stop We" and "Judgement" by strong empress Mada Nile that make the best impression.
The "Black Woman Riddim" may go on to be one of the better roots reggae riddim albums of 2014.