Micah Shemaiah and a new album. New production, new house. I said, “Excellent.”
But before I start listening to his album and writing this review, let’s play the “Keep on keeping on” song. The song that put Micah on my radar. To make it my norm and guide for what I will write about this whole album.
Micah Shemaiah usually walks around our radio station through collaborations (Hornsman Coyote), promotional houses, publishing houses. We were there when he was with our old partner, “Evidence Music,” and now we are here when he is under another house and our new partner, “Zion High Productions,” or simply “Zion I High.” And with due respect to our brothers from Evidence, we are glad that Micah is back in the Roots mode again, a style that suits him so well. Micah Shemaiah is just like the main track, a Natural Man.
What kind of album is this? A great one. What is the concept of the album like? You can judge by the song titles “Spiritual,” “Angels in Zion,” “Natural Man,” “Roots Rock Sound.”
What Zion I Kings Productions emphasizes is that their Rocks Reggae riddims are hardcore roots. And that’s exactly how the complete album sounds. I really like that “Slow & Deadly” rhythm that is accompanied by the horn section. This is undoubtedly the definition of every great roots music that buys fans of this genre.
Micah himself on this album is emotional, universal, and opens the chakras to the listener on the first ball.
Rock on, buddy.
Technically there really are no objections to the whole album. Everything is in harmony and mastered at a high level. Master Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred did a great job, as did the whole team around this album. And the team is huge. Starting with the backing vocals of the legendary Mighty Diamonds to the recently deceased Dalton Brownie.
The album “Still” is undoubtedly one of the top five releases of the roots reggae album this year. We can already say that.
Author: Jah Tooh
Written by: reggaeneracija
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