TUNE OF THE WEEK #14
SUGAR MINOTT – RUN THINGS – XTERMINATOR
Sugar Minott rides a relicked version of the Cornell Campbell’s Stars riddim for Phillip ‘Fatis’ Burrell’s Xterminator label. It’s actually the same riddim known from Beres Hammond’s 1992 hit tune Full Attention. In contrast with Beres Hammond’s anguished sounding delivery, Sugar Minott sounds very relaxed on Run Things, never using five notes where one will do. On this song he returns to a theme expressed on great songs like Vanity and Jah Jah Rule, warning them who “gwan like dem alone run things”.