Tydal Kamau – I Become A Man
September 29, 2023
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01. One World
02. I Become A Man feat. Randy Valentine
03. Si Mi
04. No Bad Vibes feat. Anthony B
05. My Paradise
06. Rich Problem feat. Turbulence
08. Modern Generation
09. Love Like This
Tydal Kamau, previously known as Tydal, is a captivating singer from Jamaica who possesses a unique ability to charm listeners with his remarkable sound. His music has an undeniable allure, providing a pleasant listening experience even before diving into the lyrical depth of his songs. This impressive quality is vividly showcased in the ten tracks of his sophomore album, I Become A Man.
Born Navardo Graham, Tydal Kamau’s musical influences derive greatly from reggae icons Buju Banton, Sizzla Kalonji, Bob Marley, and Peter Tosh. It was twenty years ago, when Tydal Kamau stepped into the studio and recorded Ghetto Youths Cry for Sherkan’s Tiger Records. The following year he found himself at the studio of his musical idol Buju Banton. He would later record demos, which helped to fuel him even more, especially after being complimented by Buju on his unprecedented talent. In 2008 Tydal recorded a song called Smile, which received heavy rotation on local airwaves. He later recorded Ballground and a collaboration song with Gyptian entitled Give It To Me. However, it was in the summer of 2012 that he started to attract wider attention with his single Tell Dem Fi Farm. The latter was followed by Back In My Arms, the dancehall oriented Piece A Mi Love, and Silent Warrior, one of his biggest shots. In 2014, Kingston-based Master One Productions released his first studio album called Mission Incomplete.
After pioneering his musical journey for the next nine years, Tydal Kamau has finally presented his sophomore album, I Become A Man, which will be eagerly embraced by both his devoted fans and reggae enthusiasts. This highly anticipated collection of tunes, digitally released by the esteemed German reggae label Oneness Records, encompasses ten remarkable tracks that showcase his artistic evolution and solidify his position in the reggae arena. Lyrically, the listener is treated to a wide range of subjects, including global refugee struggles in One World and accounts of romantic difficulties in songs such as Si Mi and A Love Like This. Included here two tracks that are already known from Oneness Records riddim projects. First there’s My Paradise across 2018 released Nice & Easy riddim and and then Don on the Bambu riddim from 2020, which was co-produced by Ras Muhamad. The title track I Become A Man, a collab tune with UK singer Randy Valentine accompanied by a driving drum and bass beat. It’s so good that you’ll want to listen to it on repeat. No Bad Vibes and Rich Problems also feature guest appearances by Anthony B and Turbulence respectively. These tracks are solid, but there’s nothing particularly special about them. The album concludes with the excellent track called Trouble.
This release is a good way to make his musical acquaintance if you have not already.
I Become A Man feat. Randy Valentine
No Bad Vibes feat. Anthony B
Love Like This