The Lifetime Riddim [Lustre Kings Productions]
1. 'Put A Fyah In Deh' by Lutan Fyah
2. 'Yes To Life' by Jahdan Blakkamoore
3. 'Lifetime' by Akae Beka
4. 'All That I'm Thinking Of' by Pressure
5. 'One Day At A Time' by Vanessa Bongo
6. 'It Takes Time [Raining Outside]' by Randy Valentine
7. 'Ancient Great [Tell Her I Need Her]' by Danny I
8. Lifetime Riddim I Grade Dub Mix
And because the wonderful people from the Zion I Kings CLEARLY refuse to let 2016 go out quietly, we have yet another new project coming forth from the collective as the 'Kings', Lustre Kings Productions, makes the latest contribution (#6) to the ZIK's consistently impressive Riddim Series with the Lifetime Riddim. This 'dreamy' set should be extremely familiar to fans as it just appeared on the latest release from the ZIK, Akae Beka's "Livicated" for Zion High Productions, in support of what would turn out to be the riddim's title track.
Okay, while I am still very early into working this one out, I HAD to let you know about what may potentially be a downright SPECIAL song. There're some really strong selections on the Lifetime Riddim - not the least of which are potentially stellar efforts from the likes of Lutan Fyah, Jahdan Blakkamoore and the aforementioned Akae Beka. And, really, just having had a brief listen through all of the songs as well as the wonderful dubbed out version of the track courtesy of I Grade Records, there does not appear to be a miss here at all.
HOWEVER, with that being said, what Danny I manages to do with his cut of the Lifetime Riddim, 'Ancient Great [Tell Her That I Need Her]' is just... I mean...
"I've been searching for a while amongst the virtuous and the vile
Knew when I met you, you just stood out like a vibe
Time progressed and many noticed just how well we got along -
JUST LIKE TWO SEPARATE VERSES IN ONE SONG
I wanna tell her that I need her
And tell her that respect is due
That I'll never mislead her
That I need her point of view"
That tune is MAMMOTH! Absolutely reminiscent of 'I Know', his dazzling edition of the Songbird Riddim from earlier in this same series, in terms of its quality and its wholly subtle GENIUS. So, I'll stop myself there because I could probably go on and on and on and you know it. You can finish it off for me when you pick up the Lifetime Riddim from Lustre Kings Productions and The Zion I Kings when it reaches stores on November 18th.