Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Don't Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
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Some of the best rhythmic poetry you'll hear
firstname.lastname@example.org | U.S.A. | 06/18/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's commonly said that the Jamaican deejays of the 1970s were the original rappers, or at least the closest to the officially sanctioned MCs of New York City. Instead of being primitive barkers, as one would reason, some of these deejays possessed flexible voices. I-Roy was one of these. At his earthliest he adopted U-Roy's hip-thrusting ejaculation, which went something like: "HHHH-HeUUUuh!!" But on this collection he can also be heard donning a nasal chanting style for one track, a variety of satirical voices, and his trademark gritty baritone, part-rapped, part-sung, which he sweetened when necessary. An array of witticisms, boasts, Biblical citations, movie reviews, and astute commentaries on ghetto living and events - this just nails home the fact that I-Roy was one of the best rappers in any business."
I-ROY was the RULER for YEARS!!!
Jim Francis | Miami/London/Negril | 08/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't know, then let me fill you in. I-ROY ruled dancehall when his music was being released early 70's. Nobody could touch I-ROY for output or originality. Big Youth was the other popular DJ and U-Roy was already history (no disrespect). I-ROY took over everything. One track called "Sound Education" is very rare indeed and a killer tune. Look for the all time I-ROY classic LP "Presenting I-ROY" and also, look for any album with his best ever tune "BLACKMAN TIME". That tune can stand up to ANY tune today - ANY hip hop or rap - BLACKMAN TIME is a killer tune that shows you what I-ROY was all about. But listen to BLACKMAN TIME if you can find it. (EDIT: There's an album with a misleading title called BLACK MAN TIME that has a "fake" version of Black Man Time track on it - it's nothing like the classic track but it's still a good album) Back to this album: Most of the tracks on this album weren't hits - but a couple of them were popular... "Sound Education" was an underground classic. "Buck and the Preacher" was popular. I don't really know about the rest of the tracks... Get this if you can afford it - but definitely get "Presenting I-Roy". Peace.
DJ Roots Style CLASSIC
email@example.com | United States | 06/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Undisputable champ of DJ style roots reggae. Equal to Prince Far I. Hall of fame reggae :-)."