Health Is Wealth


Titel: Health Is Wealth / Macka B
Produktion: 2017
Originalsprache: Englisch
Umfang: 1 CD + 1 Booklet
Erschienen: Jamaica : Greensleeves Records, 2017
EAN, ISMN/Preis: 0054645706124 : EUR 12.99
Bestellnummer: VPGS7061
Schlagwörter: Reggae / CD
Anmerkungen: Enthält: Health Is Wealth. Gangster. Wha Me Eat (Remix). Natural Herb. Legendary Reggae Icons. 70's Legendary Reggae Icons. Cucumba. Speaker Pon Fire. Jah Jah Children (feat. Maxi Priest). Our Story. Lyrical Chef. Excess Baggage. Nah Go Back There. See Them From Far. Mama Africa. My King.

Signatur: MUSIK und TANZ > Rock / Pop / Jazz CDs muc R 2 MACK Rock, Pop

Inhalt: "Health is wealth, ital is vital!". That these are no empty rhymes but phrases that express a serious life focus for UK-based artist Macka B is not only demonstrated by his weekly Medical Mondays and Wha Me Eat Wednesdays videos, but is now also audibly reflected in his new album Health Is Wealth. Teaming up with Greensleeves Records, this 16-course-release will take you on a life-improving trip through diverse issues of mental and physical health. In a true worldwide effort, the tracks were produced in Jamaica, the US, the UK, Japan (Akihiro Hotto of Sunnyside Music is responsible for the fine Sleng Teng relick of Natural Herb) and Germany. The latter is represented by Oneness Records who contributed the instrumental version for the pensive Gangster, a lyrical statement against gun violence livicated to the memory of Shamore "Chadie" Grant and Akeem "Squidley" Henrdicks, "two young kings lost to the gang and gangster", as the corresponding video tells us. Most recordings were done either at Macka B's own studio or at Mafia & Fluxy, Stingray, Eye To Eye or VRB, with the notable exception of Our Story and Mama Africa, both of which were recorded with a host of fine musicians at Jamaica's legendary Tuff Gong. Apart from a remix of the 2008 single Wha Me Eat and the gone-viral track Cucumba (the March-6th-edition of said Macka B-series Medical Mondays had 20 Mio. views in just two days via UNILAD and reached an amazing 43 Mio. by now), most other songs are fresh material that are bound to either make your waistline or your brain-cells (or both) rotate. Nutritional teachings are delivered by the self-declared Lyrical Chef in his unique humorous style in the two tracks mentioned above, and, of course, in the title track. Also, Excess Baggage educates us on the importance of losing those little fat pads, along with a video that transports how much fun sports can be. A bit of fun and a lot of reverence are the basis of Legendary Reggae Icons (on a version of the Conversations riddim) and 70's Legendary Reggae I