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FOREIGN CONNECT DROPS CONCORD RIDDIM @foreignconnect @one876 @prgirl876 Featured

Entertainment News Written by  Millsy Tuesday, 09 September 2014 07:19 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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US-based independent label Foreign Connect has signalled a clear intent to be a major player with the well-produced Concord riddim which has been released on iTunes.




Blak Ryno leads off the Concord riddim with ‘Born As a Winner’. Ryno’s declaration that ‘man a winner’ seems fitting given the fact that he upset Kiprich during a much-publicised clash at Sting 2013. The best line on this single is : Demma pray fi mi dead inna one war /Yu a pray fi mi crash inna one car/but mi a pray fi mi live till God come and go weh and come again star'.

Navino impresses with the soulful ‘Battlefield’ which allows the artistes to use war metaphors to describe the journey of life with its various challenges.

From the very first line of ''Love Song' when Jahvinci asks: yu ever meet a gal weh mek yu feel different?’, the listener realizes that he is about to hear a tour de force of a song from one of reggae-dancehall’s finest artistes. Jahvinci delivers what sounds like a pop song on this lively beat as he bleeds all over the track over teh sheer joy of having the love of his life.

Talented artiste Kibaki shows great promise with ‘My Girl’ where he drops a catchy chorus, and shows off a pretty decent flow on the verses. On the second verse. Kibaki drops rhymes with words like influential/continental/presidential and then closes strongly with the question: ‘would you still be there for me if mi get life down a Central?’. Pretty neat.


Reggae stalwart Fantan Mojah shows his versatility with ‘Friend Enemy Them’ while Munga brings his brilliant wordplay to ‘More Time inna Life’. One of the best songs on this beat belongs to ultra-talented artiste Thugsy Malone where he delivers ‘Beat Up’, swinging perfectly in the groove of the riddim. Thugsy Malone boasts about his sexual prowess as a Joe Grind, using domino and bike metaphors with great, sometimes humorous effect.

Rookie artiste Essprado teams up with the talented Mr. Pepper for ‘First Hail Dem a Play’, a decent effort which shows that Essprado has a solid turn of phrase .

All in all, the Concord riddim takes off and could land safely on the Billboard if it gets the right FM support. The label can be contacted via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Twitter @foreignconnect
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