Papa San - Victory

Saturday 1st April 2000
Papa San - Victory
Papa San - Victory

STYLE: Reggae
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: B-Rite GC70020
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

Dubbed “the Fastest Mouth in Jamaica”, Papa San aka Tyrone Thompson has a reputation as a talented musician, masterful storyteller and gifted lyricist. Hip hop star Busta Rhymes credits Papa San as one of his earliest influences. He became a Christian back in 1997 and this is his first fully-fledged Gospel project. Writing all the songs himself he manages to integrate elements of gospel, reggae, dancehall, and hip hop into an album that has a strong poppy feel that will appeal to a mass market. I suppose that’s my only disappointment, as I was expecting something with a harder, Trenchtown sound but despite that, ‘Victory’ is seamlessly recorded and Papa San is in fine form throughout. He is joined by dancehall queen Chevelle Franklin adding diva-style vocals on the soulful “Touch From You” and on “Only Jah Mercy”, Shabba Ranks adds his distinctive vocal stylings to an already energetic attack. Throughout, this is a clear, uncompromising Christian message set to a genuine reggae groove. The feel of sunshine and the sound of The Son.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Hail Him Up [Listen]
2. Road To Travel
3. Interlude
4. Fly Away Home
5. Jesus Love
6. Mama
7. Touch From You [Listen]
8. Find Him
9. Only Jah Mercy
10. Victory
11. As A Christian

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Product Description
Dancehall dynamite from this Jamaican believer! Papa Sanís smooth voice and rapid fire delivery ride over dancehall and hip-hop-based beats. Includes Hail Him Up, Jesus Love, Only Jah Mercy and more.

Reader Comments

Posted by nedra sittoll in jamaica @ 02:37 on Apr 6 2009

the first time i heard your songs it touch me i couldn't stop moving. i got the album god and i as a gift from my boyfriend and really really love. hope to get the rest soon. may god continue to guide you and bless you in your future endeavours. one love, we say jesus everytime

Posted by George O'Ngoha in Nairobi (Kenya) @ 12:22 on Aug 28 2007

Since my childhood, I have listened to your songs, I have been richly blessed by them. The Vicory album not only blessed my and my family, but also my youth ministry group and we have continued in the same zeal, may the Lord bless you richly and may the grains of your success keep flowing like the oil in Prophet Elijah's Jar at the widows home. Blessings man.

Posted by April Brooks in USA @ 19:50 on Aug 26 2007

Your music has been a real blessing in my life and I thank God for your ministry. Keep doing what you're doing because you speak to so many people through your music. I am trying to interpret one of your songs " A touch from you" to sign language and i'm having trouble finding the lyrics anywhere. If you could please send them to me i would really appreciate it. May God bless you and your family continually. Much Love.

Posted by Mandy Agard in Guyana @ 13:37 on Mar 15 2007

u r Bless i thank God for your life i cry to k about your pass you are the best ,your song is food two my soul cant wait for u two come to G T .GOD BLESS u .

Posted by deson in guyana @ 20:23 on Nov 17 2006

i love your misic cant wait to come to your show in Guyana.

Posted by Elise @ 05:11 on Oct 27 2006

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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