Rasta Got Soul [Vinyl] Limited Edition
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for me, half this album felt like it was speaking to me personally and uplifting me to be more conscious and aware of my own living. i had goosebumps while listening to 3 songs so far even though it was the first time i had ever heard them. i can envision myself or even a new listener hearing this cd 20 years from now and having it be just as relevant then as it is today. i'd like to think that even my mother would enjoy listening to this cd, even though she may only be listening for the catchy beats and nifty drumming.
this is message music at its finest and instantly one of my favorite reggae albums of all time. i hadn't heard such inspiring tunes on an album in a very long time, and i am constantly searching. buju is back on top and has confirmed to me that he has never left, he just took his time to make some quality music when lots of others are just looking for a quick pay check... thanks buju!!!
"some people think they have it all, when really they have nothing at all. some people think they know it all, when really they know nothing at all". (bb)
And to those who like Buju for his rootsy efforts, such as the "Til Shiloh" album will find much to love here.
The album title may pay homage to the Toots and the Maytals' "Reggae Got Soul," but this album is the familiar Buju rootsy reggae.
The old single "Magic City" is here, and fans of "Til Shiloh" and "Inna Heights" will see that "Rasta Got Soul" picks up right where those left off.
As good as "Magic City" is, it has a lot of company with even better songs, such as the rootsy and powerful "I Rise" and "Rastafari."
While there may be little surprises here, Buju still shows he's firmly grounded in his convictions, and like Michael Rose, he knows how to put out solid album after album.
Other dancehall/reggae artists make sell more units, true fans of those styles know where the good stuff is, and they can find it in "Rasta Got Soul."
Buju Banton is one of a very select group of Reggae artists who has the ability to appeal to such a wide range of people and do so on both the international and local levels. Throughout his career, whether dominated by Dancehall, dominated by Roots Reggae or dominated by scandal and controversy, Buju has managed to retain a seemingly unerring and indomitable appeal which is, perhaps, unmatched by any living Reggae artist today. Not even the slightly more well known artists, for the most part, can claim such a standing as Buju. For example, Sean Paul's next album when it arrives some time later this year is almost certain to be a BIG seller, doing over a million units pushed and going platinum worldwide in the process. Sean Paul, as much as the hardcore Dancehall heads may hate to admit it, has, in his time in the international spotlight done SO much for Dancehall and Jamaican music which is evident, if by nothing else (and there is so much more `else'), how many times you'll hear Dancehall Artist `A' utter the phrase, "Mi waan tek it to di place where Sean Paul reach". However, that being said, back in Jamaica were you to hold a show in Sean Paul's own yard with only two performers, himself and Buju, Sean Paul would have to play the opener and Buju would close the show. You could even take a more difficult case, in that of Beenie Man who has definitely headlined quite a few bills on which Buju Banton has appeared and done so locally and foreign and that's to his very own credit as, at least in my humble estimation, the Dancehall, in and of itself, has NEVER seen a more talented practitioner than The Doctor.Read more ›
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Great sounds. The songs have either a political or religious message which is why I like reggae in the first place.Published 19 months ago by Reggae Lover
I just wanted to let you know that I had good and positive business with Amazon in the past. This cd is another I have been looking for. The condition of the cd is prime.Published on April 28, 2014 by Lou Turchetti
Buju has created nothing new with Rasta Got Soul; the cd wasn't exactly terrible but it was a replay of previous songs. Read morePublished on April 1, 2010 by S. Burnett
I'm been a huge reggae fan for the last 20 years. I loved Buju's old music it was killer. This is not like his older music at all. It's very bring and has no feeling at all!!!! Read morePublished on March 25, 2010 by Javier Santiago
Great work by Buju. Just as the name says, it's full of soul and you can listen to the entire album because it's all good!Published on December 26, 2009 by R. L. King
cocaine distribution charges aside, banton is doing 'ok' with his efforts recording, but this CD does NOT rise above average...... Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by D. Welsh az