Black Rasta's new album will be out in stores on September 16.
What makes Black Prophet unique is the sound of his voice and his diversity as an artist. You can hear so much in the sound his voice, pain, suffering, love, joy, despair and hope all conveyed through the stepping sounds of quality Roots Reggae. He sings in different languages on this release an easy feat for a youth who speaks 32 different dialects of the Ghanaian nation. Twi has a special resonance on the tune ‘Too Know’ and ‘Elmina Castle’ a duet with top ranking Jamaican singer Tarrus Riley has an eeriness to it going back centuries to when the castle was used as key point in the exploitation of Africans in the slave trade.
‘Africa wants its Freedom to flow’ he declares on ‘African Freedom’ and it wants ‘its free speech to grow’. That spirit of freedom and emancipation comes across loud and clear on this release firmly establishing Black Prophet as a crucial Reggae singer. As he declares towards the end of the release, ‘Cool Runnings – Rasta on the Move’ and this youth from Accra, Ghana is certainly going places.