Monday, August 28, 2006
It's the title of Tanya Stephens' latest Cd. I'm going to go ahead and call it a classic. She's not just the best female lyricist in dancehall/reggae...She's one of the best lyricists in music...PERIOD. Her wit, and sense of timing shine through in this release. There are so many gems on this album! I know that Tanya isn't big on grammys and superficial award shows, but I'd be very surprised if she didn't get nominated for a grammy. This album has challenged me to be more creative lyrically and not to get caught up in categories that only limit art. If art is what happens when your insides meet what's outside, then Tanya and the world make wonderful music together! Among my favorites are "Welcome To The Rebelution", "To The Rescue", "Who Is Tanya", "Still A Go Lose", "You Keep Looking Up", "Damn You","To The Limit", "These Streets", "Sunday Morning", and "Put It On You"....And those are just the titles I could recall....Very rarely do you get a release where you can play the WHOLE thing without hitting the skip button. This is a keeper people!