Ghetto Life

Ghetto Life

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by Jah Cure
     
 

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This really isn't brand new music, for the simple fact that Jah Cure (whose real name is Siccature Alcock) is currently serving a 15-year sentence for firearms possession and rape. Despite that, it's a stunning record, marking Cure as a leading light in roots reggae. There's a glimmer of hope in his voice, a real heartfelt quality that sets him apart from most plying…  See more details below

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This really isn't brand new music, for the simple fact that Jah Cure (whose real name is Siccature Alcock) is currently serving a 15-year sentence for firearms possession and rape. Despite that, it's a stunning record, marking Cure as a leading light in roots reggae. There's a glimmer of hope in his voice, a real heartfelt quality that sets him apart from most plying similar trades, and his music, which is mostly original riddims, rather than borrowed, is never in your face or over the top. Instead, he seems to believe that less is more, which means that it actually takes several plays to fully capture everything on "Hanging Slowly" or "Dung In Deh." Of course, it's impossible to hear the lyrics without thinking of his current incarcerated situation (he's actually up for parole soon), but try to take them at face value. He's at his best alone, but there's the inevitable bow to commercial pressures, in the form of duets with Sizzla and Jah Mason. If this is the old stuff, it'll be very interesting to hear what he does after finding his freedom. He'll have a lot to say, that seems certain. For now, this puts him well ahead of the pack.

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Release Date:
03/11/2003
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645221528
catalogNumber:
2215
Rank:
104050

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Ghetto Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
dis a dread album fa any rasta lover wit the right style of roots and lover's rock. He sang his heart out in this album requesting freedom from jail and that's what makes this album special, from the lyrics that he wrote and how he sang with all his might and praise.
Guest More than 1 year ago
jah cure i would like to say that over the past years writing his music he has contributed good vibes to the community so that we my have a positive out look on life and about him.his music has so much impact on the youth that they would like to take his place and wanting him to be free but there is no other mucic the way he put's it down like he quotes 'the hills and the vally create the vibes' and i believe that when he is free its just gona get better and better.BLESSED keep the fire blazing.