Various artists album review
Raggamuffin Hip Hop
Lion Of Zion - Walboomers Music
17 - 06 - 2002
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4||Backing : 4||Production : 4||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 3/4|
Christafari has been a trailblazer, pioneering a new genre of Christian reggae in the US. With their blending of traditional roots reggae mixed with contemporary dancehall reggae they
have proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly with relevance to this generation. Christafari was founded by Mark Mohr (lead vocalist, producer, key songwriter and
spokesperson) in 1989. Now an ordained Pastor, Mark is joined on stage by his wife, Vanessa, a vocalist, dancer and choreographer who has been with the band since 1992. In 1990
Mark Mohr started the mission organization “Jamaica for Jesus” through which he leads teams to the island for street evangelism, outreach concerts, backstage witnessing at Sunsplash, and teaching Vacation Bible School. Christafari also represents the Child Sponsorship Organization Food for the Hungry International.|
Compiled by Christafari, this album contains a powerhouse of combustible hip-hop beats, drenched in Jamaican seasoning, and adorned by the best Christian rappers and reggae deejays the industry has to offer. The island of Jamaica collides with Jamaica Queens and everything in-between. In thick Jamaican Patois, East Coast and West Coast slang, the artists chew up the microphone with righteous lyrics for the soul.
Many Christian reggae and dancehall fans have been waiting for music that can compete with the mainstream industry and offer a positive alternative to current hits in the general market. Now it's here, filled with a raggamuffin hip hop style which tops the general market charts. It contains 17 slamming tracks by over 26 artists hailing from the U.S., Jamaica, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Trinidad, Mexico, Tonga, Guyana, and Barbados.
Christafari's goal with this release is to give Christians a positive alternative to the popular secular raggamuffin hip hop songs that have hit the top of the Billboard charts with their lewd and sexually explicit lyrics. He has also set out to take the good news to the street and reach the non-Christian hip hop and dancehall reggae fans with a unique presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a language and musical style they understand.
Even if you're a secular dancehall, or hip hop fan, you will love this album.