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Ranking Glasses wrote:No you're right he's right up there with Sugar Minott and Johnny Osbourne. In fact when I think of all the great reggae artists I've listened to over the past 45 years, he's right up there with Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Slim Smith and John Holt. In fact, he's so good that he transcends reggae and would give Stevie Wonder, Sam Cook and Elvis Presley a run for their money.
Everyone is going to rush out and buy his new album trampling over old people and cats to get to the record shop. It will beat all previous sales records knocking "Thriller" into second place.
I don't think that I'm the one who needs to get real. He's a pleasant singer with obvious high standards but hardly ground-breaking or earth shattering.
Ranking Glasses wrote: As far as me producing artists, I can probably do a whole lot better than the constant drivel that's coming out of JA nowadays and the fake arse plastic roots being produced in Europe.
lankou wrote: Times have changed
That's a wonderfully romantic and noble notion, but just who are these kids with bedroom computers that produce good music? It's a bit perverse to suggest that Jamaican artists, who are for the most part making "sufferahs" music and living a very day-to-day life, have up until now been oppressing these European kids who sit in their bedroom with ProTools and MAC Airbooks.
With a few exceptions, I find that most of this "nu roots" music is to authentically inspired reggae what Johnny Hallyday is to rock and roll: a pretty fair forgery at best, and a travesty at worst.
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