DJ Stereoman - Dancehall Gospel

Wednesday 1st October 1997
DJ Stereoman - Dancehall Gospel
DJ Stereoman - Dancehall Gospel

STYLE: Reggae
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Efjay FJ3304
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

If you don't know what dancehall style means in terms of reggae it's pretty certain you won't like this and may even consider it to be a mutant form of music from some alien cultural planet. But if, like me, you've longed for a bit of JA authenticity to show though today's Christian music, this delightful selection of rapping/toasting by Jamaica's Fredrick Smith (DJ Stereoman) brings fresh impetus to the old, old story. Themes are as in-your-face as gospel gets while putting in a song "The Teachings Of Marcus Garvey" (Mr Garvey being the false prophet of Rastafarianism) shows considerable courage remembering that religions anger which touched Christafari a while back. "The context of my music, spiritually and culture, come about when I was saved a year ago," explains the Stereoman. "I grew up with reggae rhythms. Those rhythms stick with you forever." As someone who once, in pre-conversion days, wrote some reggae toons, I'll amen that.

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Reader Comments

Posted by charles in kenya @ 09:26 on Apr 16 2009

hi, i do like listening to ragga gospel alot since they are inspirational.
I would wish that you guyz can send mi a CD.

Posted by Mphatso Mtambo in Blantyre, Malawi, Cent. Africa @ 09:13 on Dec 30 2005

I like listening to gospel ragga music. Stereoman is one of my greatest artists, but I wouls like to have the songword for 'teaching of Murcus Garvey". I have these CD but I cant get him properly in this song.

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