Watchman - Like Neva B4

Published Thursday 30th November 2006
Watchman - Like Neva B4
Watchman - Like Neva B4

STYLE: Reggae
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20884-11659
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Peter Dilley

The UK's award-winning ragga artist is very much a man with a mission and some bold messages. As Watchman says on the first track: "I don't care, what the people they say/Modern day Christendom, give modern day praise/No I don't care, what the people they do/Modern day Christendom coming live at you." And he doesn't stop there. On the title cut he claims back "ragga from the gun shooting yardy brother/Redeem the garage from the boy in jail eating porridge" as contemporary forms of gospel music, seeing opportunities that "This is the time like never before/Gospel music playing mainstream radio." A few tracks later, "Materialistic" offers some sharp comment on those caught up in lives dominated by getting and spending money. But it isn't all polemic - "Opposites Can Attract" (featuring Abigail Williams) is a testimony to the life-changing effects of salvation on close human relationships, summed up in its chorus: "Opposites can attract/Blessed by God, no turning back/Coz I'm lost in your love, heart and mind/Lost in your love, ex-thug of mine." Watchman's approach might perhaps be too 'in yer face' for some, but no-one can question his passion and commitment.

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Reader Comments

Posted by C Boothe in Vacation in London @ 11:44 on Jan 3 2011

Needd to buy last 3 CD's Where can I find them?

Posted by Sanfridsson in Sweden @ 11:59 on Apr 4 2008

A lovely CD. Great worship and perfect lyrics. I definantly reccomend it. And hopefully He will produce moore CD:s.


Posted by negusnegasty in hamburg,germany @ 10:02 on Apr 24 2007

hey watchman,u re tough,cos u allow the holy spirit to do da ragga stuffs through.i really love ur decison and determination,doing da christian song for GODZ great commsion.keep it up ,for ur golden crown is waitin 4 ya.and one more fin, most christian me maself ve the possiblitie of hearing guiz like u and papa son and not the wordly stuffs anymore

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