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Ras Shiloh on the Stress Free riddim from producer Demarco.
Ras Shiloh is a singer that emerged in the trails of Garnet Silk. He, together with that-guy-whatever-his-name-is in Morgan Heritage, is the two most Garnet-sounding singers ever (not counting Garnets different relatives). Ras Shilo has enjoyed a long career at this point and he is very consistent. He also toured with Jah Cure which probably meant a lot of new fans for him. That was the first time a I saw Shilo live and although I had rather high expectations to begin with he impressed me. He really can sing! A bit pale compared to Cure, but who can compete with Cure? But compared to most of his peers Shilo is a better singer, songwriter and performer. On the other hand it seems he never has any real hits. I can’t recall one song that has been really big, which is strange considering his consistently high standard. But then again, his rootys style doesn’t go down with the dancehall audience at all.
On this tune he shows a sweeter side. Personally I’m not too enthusiastic, but as a career move perhaps it’s the right thing. On the other hand, the best way to have a really long career in the business is to stick to roots and do that consistently. Like Winston Rodney , Joseph Hill, Abyssinians, Israel Vibration and about 10 other grey haired gentlemen in their 60-ties touring the worlds reggae festivals.
I believe all he really miss is a couple of big roots hits, but he certainly won’t get them with this style.