Real Life Riddim
Nature's Way Entertainment
Match 24, 2013
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Founded by Garfield Cowan, Nature’s Way Entertainment is a small team of young musically inclined individuals, who are dedicated to influencing the way music is played and the quality of music being enjoyed worldwide. The social commentary which reggae music has always been for, plays a major role in the pathway Nature's Way Entertainment plans to take in its musical journey. Their latest effort is the excellent one-drop riddim called "Real Life".
The 12 track album offers high quality efforts by veteran artists and upcoming talents. Wayne Wonder's Can't Eat, Can't Sleep is an aching love story, delivered in Wayne's unique style. Reggae legend Ken Boothe never lets us down. His tune Call It What You May is a noteworthy effort from the man whose career spans more than 40 years! Lutan Fyah adds an exquisite dancehall touch to the riddim with his interpretation of the riddim, Dancehall Still A Gwan.
Let's check out the upcoming talents, although Marcia Ball's career started in 1990 when her first single called 'Tell Me' was released on Rooney Records, her second single 'Only You' was released in 1993. Marcia Ball has worked with the best of the best in the reggae industry such as Dennis Brown, Michael Rose, Nadine Sutherland, George Nooks, Bob Andy, Roger Robin, Marcia Griffiths, Barrington Levy, Freddie McGregor, and many more. Her song Poor People is one of the many highlights here! Often referred to as 'The Little Stammer Rasta Youth', hailing from St Ann, Zamunda is a young, vibrant reggae artist who made his debut in 2011 making his mark with his staple single 'Jah Love Surround Me'. Here he delivers a biting social commentary -"Cry fi de people in a di Garrison"- with his song Must Be A Way.
Alva, one of reggae's latest sensations, opens the album with World And Nation a killer tune that needs to be heard by all who care for our world. Chevaughn with his velvet smooth tenor, fitted with rich gospel inflected tones, an R&B crooner's romantic lilt and reggae revolutionary's chant, goes back in time with memories of his days as a youth. A great tune from an artist who is bound for international success! South Florida based Khev has already released his debut album called 'Simply Kehv', a superb lovers rock set, and Mama is one of the many highlights here!
Wicked one drop set... no fillers... all killers! A must get!