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Mojah, Fantan – “Hail The King” – [Greensleeves Records Ltd.]

Naysayer   11/19/2013   CD, Reggae

Initially reviewed by Mr. Lucky but somehow lost.
Here is his review: ” Fanton Mojah’s Hail the King is the debut album from this reggae sing-jay, and upon it’s initial release in 2005 he exploded on the scene. The reggae massive couldn’t help but be captivated by the voice and energy of the Bobo Ashanti rasta, and he immediately scored a hit with “Hungry”, a tune on the updated “Mr. DC” riddim. He has a voice that fluctuates from a mellow, hazy tenor to a rasping whiny explosion. He’s generally a singer, but his time working in sound systems in JA has prepared him for the tracks that require a harder edge. Fantan really feels the music, he’s not just going through the motions, and it makes for great listening. The music is generally in the new roots style, with a couple of tracks having a more digital sound (Feel the Pain, Love Grows) and others with more of a dancehall feel (Corruption, Hungry). I personally enjoy the slower songs where Fantan can really use the time and space to showcase the subtleties of his style and voice (Hail the King, Nuh Build Great Man, Kings of Kings). -Mr. Lucky”
What else can you say? I concur. Naysayer.

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