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It is a rare thing when you get a one-drop riddim that is so cohesive, elegantly produced and well thought out that it can be played from start to finish, but the Life riddim, the latest production from the red hot production house, Good Good Production, does just that.



D'Angel leads out the Life riddim with Break Free which has been creating a sensation on Twitter, Facebook and youtube as it appears to make overt references to her decision to divorce Beenie Man and embrace life as a single mother.  D'Angel bleeds all over the track with her sweet vocals on this track which has been generating a lot of insider buzz in the music industry.


In spite of the controversy, D'Angel has said that the song is not a diss of her former husband, Beenie Man, as the song can be used as an inspiration for other females who have been through similar circumstances.


"When you put your real life on a record and say real things, people feel it more," she said.


Busy Signal shows why he is more than just a solid deejay with a nice turn of phrase. On 'Hard In a Earth', he shows that he has the ability to be both soulful and intellectual as he comes up with a brilliant singalook hook that drips with the pain of the common man. He does more than just come up with a laundry list of problems why the world is messed up because he is able to transform the many problems the society faces daily into a mantra of hope and resilience in the face of incredible odds.

Newcomer Black Lion shows great potential on Don't Give Up, a soulful call to the Jamaican people not to surrender to the twin tigers of poverty and heavy taxation while Ra Deal shines on 'Real Fe We' and his voice is layered with emotion as he calls out hypocrites and a Babylon system with a great rhyming scheme. Ra Deal sings:" mama work so hard and caan pay up  the mortgage , find it hard fi send mi bredda go a college, poverty and hunger bond we like we inna marriage". Madddd.

Bugle continues his recent resurgence as one of the leading voices of this reggae-dancehall generation with a brilliant conceived and delivered 'My Life' where he celebrates his relationship with the Almighty who protects his life at all times. Christopher Martin drops an ode to joy, self-love and self-satisfaction urging you to "please yourself' on Better Dem, while Jahvinci brings his brilliant, soulful voice on the No Love, a heartfelt lament about the tribulations of the poor who can't find love.

Jahvinci is one of the fierce and powerful young voices in reggae-dancehall today and he turns his wrath on the white collar criminals and political shenanigans that have condemned a generation to poverty and death in the violent slums of Kingston. Jahvinci sings the first verses all calm but the song builds to a tear-jerking cry for a better Jamaica -- as if there is such a thing. Jahvinci sings: "when will it end, when will it cease...gone wid mi money and mi little savings, dem a criminal nuh true dem look sophisticated". And isn't that the truth?


Another newcomer, Slyce, offers up romance with Treat You Right, but arguably the best song on the riddim is I Octane's 'Fly Again' where he chants "I will fly again, I must trod again" a pharse which must be viewed in the context of his recent well-documented conflicts and controversies which have been splashed all over the media. He responds admirably to his critics with this wonderful song which restores the faith in the human spirit to endure and transcend.


The production is available for sale on iTunes.

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