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Wild Life - Too Tuff

Wild Life - Too Tuff

Wild Life - Too Tuff

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A celebration of reggae culture and a very promising debut.

It’s always nice to hear new reggae talent. All the better, despite the fine works of singers and players from around the world, if that talent is Jamaican.

George “Wild Life” Scott is a Clarendon born, Kingston raised singer-deejay with a gruff earthy rockstone voice somewhere between that of Prince Far I and Buju Banton. Wild Life - Too TuffHis first album, 'Too Tuff', is a collection of Dutch built rhythms (overseen by Marc Baronner and Manu Genius of Amsterdam’s Not Easy At All Productions) voiced at the Caveman studio in JA.

Like Buju’s 'Til Shiloh', 'Too Tuff' starts with a South African style acapella intro, The Voice, where Wild Life’s rumbling easygoing tones contrast well with the song’s sufferer’s lyrics. From there he tackles some other staple themes including bad men called Johnny (the jaunty ska of Thiefin Johnny) and the holy herb (the deeply rootical Ganja Yard). He also goes off the beaten track for a refreshing tribute of the Rasta man’s skills in the kitchen entitled Royal Spice and relicks Fred Locks’ classic Behold, featuring a guest turn from the veteran himself.

The production is glossy and assured (check the panned tape delay effects on Ganja Yard) creating a good backdrop for Wildlife’s grainy, effortless flow. The ordering of the tracks could have been shuffled - to mix the major and minor key tunes a little more - but this is a fairly picayune quibble. All in all, 'Too Tuff' is a celebration of reggae culture and a very promising debut.

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Posted by WeShall on 01.30.2011
One of the greatest entity of the United States criminal justice is what is known as 'jurors'. They are the gateway and the prosecution must convince them to get to Buju Banton. Its my strong belief that Buju Banton will be protected by any and all jury selected.

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