Name – St Andrew
Description – Reggae
Rating – ****(4/5 stars)
Released date – 22 February 2019
Label – Chimney Records
(1) Jemere Morgan – Proud, (2) Alaine – You Give Me Hope, (3) Tarrus Riley – Jamaican Proverbs, (4) Romain Virgo – Melanin
Omari – Mercy For My People, Pressure Busspipe – Work, Tony Rebel – Man A Big Man, Morgan Heritage – We Don’t Want Them, Queen Ifrica – To See
St Andrew Riddom scores 4 and a half stars on the meter. The highest ranking any riddim review will receive from me at present, given how few reviews exist. The riddim has a nice upbeat melody that is used very well by the artists on it.
Tarrus Riley gets your attention with good use of the saxophone. Tarrus is known for dramatic storytelling and Jamaican Proverbs is one he gets to flex his style. He definitely stands out and is among the top picks on the riddim.
Romain Virgo once again serenades the ladies with sweet nothings in Melanin. A song meant to encourage natural skin and make people feel confident about themselves. Romain delivers a refreshing song that keeps you wanting more.
Alaine and Queen Ifrica represent for the ladies. The former’s vocals giving her the edge in the end. When she sings “You give me hope,” you cannot help but feel good. Alaine delivers a trademark noteworthy performance.
Several songs on the riddim have inspired messages delivered in classic reggae fashion. However, Jemere Morgan’s Proud stands out and acts as strong motivation song as well. He exercises his ability to get the listener to listen intently and delivers an inspired message. “I’m proud like a champion” if said in the correct manner can get someone’s blood flowing. Jemere sings it to perfection and the outcome is a good reggae song.
In conclusion, St Andrew Riddim is a well subscribed riddim with several top performances from a talented bunch of artists all round.