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Don't Check Me With No Lightweight Stuff

The magnificent Roy Reid, p.k. (professionally known) as I-Roy, struts his lyrical stuff on 16 pieces of inspired verbalisation, recorded in the period when the legendary mikeman was at the top of his trade deejaywise. Riding such rhythms as 'Satta', 'Java', 'Warning', 'Black Cinderella' and 'Swing Easy', Roy delivers the word on a wide range of topics - movies, ghetto runnings and morality, sound system boasts, prayers to the Creator and more - in the style which he made his own. Classical Jamaican rap from one of the form's originators. Thirteen tracks new to album, two bonus cuts on the CD, one of which is the version to Bob Marley & the Wailers' 'Talking Blues'.

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1Sidewalk Killer
2Hot Stuff
3Buck And The Preacher
4Ken Boothe Special
5Black Talk
6Look A Boom
7Sound Education
8Noisy Place
9Fire Burn
10Sufferer's Psalm
12Hospital Trolley
13Double Warning
14Holy Satta
15Straight To The Heathen Head

What the press say:

Number sixteen in the catalogue, and still not a duff release in sight, which brings together a selection of sixteen tracks from Jamaican DJ I-Roy. Taken from the period 1972 - 1975 this album showcases I-Roy's incredible chatting and toasting style which was to set the pace for future DJs and for a generation of rappers. Don't expect any let-up or dub versions on this album as the music is very much a vehicle for I-Roy to freestyle full on with his subject matter ranging far and beyond cliched material. The music is top class mid seventies roots reggae recorded and mixed by Errol Thompson and King Tubby and includes work produced by Keith Hudson and Clive Chin. GK, DJ Magazine (UK), 1 - 14 February, 1997

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