1. John Public
4. African Queen
5. A Change Is Gonna Come
6. Good Nigger Slave
7. Black Seed
8. Gangster Life
9. Heaven And Earth
11. Top Of The World
12. Book Of The Sky
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Greg Lewin-This album is one that is well embraced by all the roots reggae
listeners. Iyasus sends a message on each tracks on this cd. I love this
album but my favorite is track 10, "Rwanda" Iyasus touched the
issue of the gruesome situation endured in Rwanda when the Hutu killed
almost one-million Tutsi civilians in their ethnic cleansing
campaign. This is a must cd.
This CD is the Reggae All Star game. The amount of roots musicians on
this work is unheard of. Yet the artist, Haile Iyasus, doesn't get
outdone in anyway. He writes songs with the foundation of a time before
but speaking coherently for today's life and times. With tunes like
"Black Seed" it's obvious that Haile Iyasus will continue what
Augustus Pablo started with the melodica ina dub, seen.
Black Seed is coming, January 9, 2002
For the true reggae lover, this album is a classic. You will find the
lyrics, melodies, and rhythm of spiritual revolution tucked into this
CD. The influence of Marley and Augustus Pablo are very evident in the
music. My personal favorite is Book of the Sky for the lyrical content
but all the music sounds nice.
(Lagos, Nigeria) -
The Blossoming BLACK SEED (Haile Iyasus), December 28, 2001
I thoroughly enjoyed this cd!! I knew I would once I saw the list of
"historic" jamaican musicians supporting him musically on this
album. Players like drummer Horsemouth (Rockers, the movie), Earl "Chinna"
Smith, Dean Frazer, and the mystical Augustus Pablo!! 12 years of
collaboration with a musical great like Pablo, it's no wonder why this
cd is so captivating. Not filled with a lot of religious rhetoric but
TRUTH about the essence of life. The rhythms are groovy and infectious.
My favorites (if i dare choose) are African Queen, Black Seed,
Gangster Life and Book of the Sky. I can only say, i can't wait for the
The Blossoming BLACK SEED, December 28, 2001