Sun Sooley – Rise And Shine

by | Jan 30, 2019 | Artist, Reviews

Sun Sooley - Rise And Shine
Sun Sooley (Photo: Fabio Jazzoli)

Release Info

Sun Sooley – Rise And Shine

Label:  Universoul Records | Format: DR | Street date: December 7, 2018 | Facebook artist


  1. Only Good Vibes
  2. Ghetto Life
  3. International
  4. Treez And Beez feat. Meta Dia
  5. African Rise Up
  6. Can’t Judge Me
  7. Jah Is Love
  8. Rise Again
  9. One God
  10. African Rebel
  11. Wanna Know Me
  12. Lonely Days

Sun Sooley

Sun Sooley is undoubtedly one of the major African reggae artists based in Europe. His career began in 1995 in his motherland, Senegal. There he soon reached popularity with the band Jant Bi, achieving unprecedented sales among the Senegalese hip-hop movement. At the beginning of the new millennium he embarked on a solo career and recorded his first solo reggae album titled “Siratikal Moustaqim” in 2003. However it wasn’t until his 2010 released second album “One Day Inna Babylon”, which was recorded in Italy, that he gained international recognition and popularity.

Rise And Shine

In 2017 and 2018 he came up with the singles “International”, “One God” and “Only Good Vibes” as forerunners for the later that year released brand new album “Rise And Shine”. It’s actually the nice feel-good tune “Only Good Vibes” that kicks off Sun Sooley’s new collection of songs. Produced by Austria’s House Of Riddim, Senegal’s Universoul Records and Italy’s Vibes Point, “Rise And Shine” is an entertaining and mature sounding album from a committed, determined and absolutely positive singer with a powerful voice. Besides a few songs that can be qualified as ‘nice to hear’, this set contains quite some delightful tunes and a few real strong efforts. Among the former are “Treez And Beez” feat. Meta Dia, “Afreekan Rise Up”, “Can’t Judge Me” and “Wanna Know Me”, while the latter includes for “Ghetto Life”, “One God” and “African Rebel”. Musically and lyrically they all make a good impression and keep the listener involved throughout.


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