Queen Omega – Message To The Youths/Locks MessenJAH – Frontline Warriyah

by Jun 22, 2020Mini-Review, Reviews

Release Info

Queen Omega – Message To The Youths/Locks MessenJAH – Frontline Warriyah

Label: Messenjah Movement Records | Format: 12 Inch / DR | Street date: June 1, 2020

  1. Queen Omega – Message To The Youths
  2. Locks MessenJAH – Message Of Resistance Dub (feat Queen Omega)
  3. Locks MessenJAH – Frontline Warriyah
  4. Locks MessenJAH – Dreadlock Souljah Dub
Queen Omega - Message To The Youths/ Locks MessenJAH - Frontline Warriyah | New EP
We recently posted a news item about the second release from MessenJAH Movement Records, and last week a copy of the 12inch arrived at our desks. The four-track vinyl platter, (also available as a digital download) features one of reggae’s most powerful empresses, Queen Omega. Born in Trinidad, she began her career singing in calypso and soca bands. Being influenced by Rastafari beliefs, she focused on roots reggae. After having moved to the UK, she embarked on a successful career, releasing several top-notch albums.

Message To The Youths is the result of her link-up with Swindon based Locks MessenJah and Asher MessenJah. Recorded at Black African Museum Studio in Kingston, the song was written by Locks MessenJah and Asher MessenJah, riddim put together in the UK by Locks MessenJah in his studio in Swindon. Embedded in an aggressive steppers riddim she delivers an anthem about the youths “who are caught up in a Babylon system.” Wicked performance and written with a sense of purpose! The dub by Locks Messenjah, with scattered dubbed up vocals, gives space to the intoxicating riddim without hesitation.

The B side is a 100% Locks MessenJah production. It’s the follow up to his first release Jahngle Warriyah. The mid-tempo militant steppers riddim is the perfect backdrop for the distorted vocal sounds and adds a kind of terrifying atmosphere to the song. Stern, uncompromising heavyweight stuff from the ‘Rastafari Souljah’! The balanced dub rounds off the 12inch.

Severe heavy stuff!