(Bent Backs Records, 2017)
Digital! What an amazing time in reggae music the digital era was. And the first thing that got me on this riddim was the fire digital sound. A collaboration between Brooklyn label Bent Backs Records and Paris-based riddim-maker B-No, it has an authentic sound accompanied by the conscious lyrics of the one like Lutan Fyah.
Spanish Town born Anthony Martin AKA Lutan Fyah is a mainstay in the reggae/dancehall world and is never far from a recording studio it seems. Although the majority of his music is very conscious, he has a slew of tunes that can be classed as more playful. He stands up in the ranks of other Bobo Ashanti Rasta (one of the strictest Mansions of Rastafari) artists, such as Sizzla, Anthony B and King Shango AKA Capleton. And in this time of younger reggae singers such as Protoje, Jesse Royal and Chronixx taking the main stage, this is another quality release from Lutan Fyah.
On this track, his almost pained lyrical styling once again spits the truth and works of Jah Rastafari. His message is the promotion of Rasta and humanity. It is a serious tune and a great tune with digital dub ringing throughout the riddim.
Be sure to check other releases from both B-No and Lutan Fyah.
Four spliffs out of five.