SYNDICATE
Posted by: Dave on October 3, 2005 at 10:30 pm

Sound: A bold and exciting mix of synthesized reggae, Jamaican dancehall, hip hop and r&b with political, spiritual, opinionated and confident lyrics
Note: Damian is the youngest son of Bob Marleyicon and co-produced the majority of the album with his brother Stephenicon – who contributes songwriting and vocals throughout. Rappers Nasicon and Black Thought (The Roots), r&b crooner Bobby Brownicon and dancehall artists Bounty Killericon and Eek-A-Mouseicon also contribute vocals
Heavy Rotation tracks:Hey Girlicon“; “The Master Has Come Backicon“; “We’re Gonna Make Iticon“; “Welcome to Jamrockicon“; “All Nighticon
Medium Rotation tracks: The resticon, except for “Pimpa’s Paradise”
Recommended: I don’t listen to that much Caribbean music and I’m sure some purists would find this a bastardization of the Marley legacy, but to me this is a glorious experiment that widens the boundaries of Jamaican music significantly. Dancehall artists like Elephant Manicon, Beenie Manicon and especially Sean Paulicon have broken here in the States, but Damian could reach a much larger audience with such a strong and varied effort.
Grade: A (Strong Top 20 Albums of 2005 Candidate)

(As posted 10/3/05 on davepowersmusic.com)
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