Jiggaman acapellas over The Wailers! We've seen a few hip-hop/dub (Mos Dub, Dub Kweli, etc) mash ups in the past, and this record is on par with them in terms of quality. Classics like "Soul Rebel," "Put It On," "Small Axe," and "Dreamland" combine nicely with Jay-Z's smooth flow, and the lyrics float on top of laid back riddims in a very natural, unforced way. Check out "Small Problems," "Dreamland Crying Song," "Rebels Never Change," and "Put It Off Ya shoulder" to get a sense of what this whitelabel gem is about.
reviewed by nakinboots 12/2010