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Reggae Review: Stephen Dajure – I’m Not a Criminal


Stephen Dajure I’m Not A Criminal Album Review

Stephen-Dajure-1-Love-Cover-(iTunes)Just in case you didn’t know anything about Stephen Dajure yet, he became an up rising sensation, perfecting his talent while performing on some small shows around the parish of St Ann in Jamaica. As a recording artist Stephen Dajure’s influences run far and wide from Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Garnett Silk, Denis Brown, Beres Hammond, Jah Cure, Michael Jackson, John Mayer and Usher, just to name a few.

Dajure’s Influences

The influences from singing legends he has only briefly gives away how talented this artist is and it’s clear to hear in his latest release “I’m Not A Criminal” which is an excellent, smooth flowing, original roots reggae masterpiece and I am sure it will gain a lot of radio play all over the world, as the relevance to the collection of songs on this album is fitting for the world we live in today.

The Tunes

Starting off with a nice slow introduction to the album with the track “Mama Africa” we are gifted to the delightful and addictive sounds of Stephens powerful vocals, with a relaxing beat that compliments the vocal range and talent of Stephen Dajure. This song will pull in the listeners and intrigue, grabbing the attention with a positive message of traveling back to the motherland, Africa.

“Almighty Jah” slightly picks up the pace a little with a classic driving roots riddim, the power within this song, not just the beat but the lyrical content too, is very catchy. As well as tapping your foot to the beat, the lyrics will resonate in your mind and have you singing along in no time at all.

I’m Not a Criminal

One of my favourite tracks from this collection is the title track for the album “I’m Not A Criminal” again moving with a solid roots beat and the vocals so clear and pronounced, helping Stephens message stick not just in your mind but in your soul as well. This is bound to be one of the hits this album will produce, rewind and come again with this one!

After all the attention in the media with the President Of The United States being inaugurated this week. Which makes this song even more relevant and I bet “Donald Trump” featuring Perfect Giddimani, will gain a lot of radio airtime. This song speaks so much facts, a hard hitting message, true and real. Take a listen and learn. The riddim this track sits on is very musical and has a cheeky edge to it, which to me is very fitting for the message being given to us.

Moving on with “One Love” which I feel is a perfectly placed song on this album. I must say, I really love how this one follows from Donald Trump. Again, another solid message, sung to us with conviction and a beautiful harmony to match. One love is the only way forward, listen, learn and convert more love into your life and those around you. Only half way through listening to this album and I already feel empowered and inspired.

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MP3 Download: I’m Not a Criminal


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