‘Dancehall General’ Album by PURPLE MAN
The beginning of an era in the dancehall was marshaled and highlighted by the creative and lyrically potent “PURPLE MAN” in the 1980s on sound systems like King Jammys, Volcano, Tape Tone, King Atarius, Jack Ruby and Lees Unlimited. The original general of dancehall is ready and blazing with his tenth studio album called “DANCEHALL GENERAL”.
The album is produced by Saunjay ‘Triple Ace’ Kerr for the label JISLAND RECORDS and features artist such as Eeka Mouse (his original label mate from the 1980s Henry Junjo Lawes Volcano imprint), Johnny Osbourne, Glen Ricks (of crack of dawn fame) and the Demus family.
The album begins with the track “IDENTIFICATION” in which he clears all confusion of his appearance and sound to that yellow man.
The title track” DANCEHALL GENERAL” available also on 7inch vinyl speaks to his capacity in the industry and the respect he gets for his contribution. This album is filled with great variety in lyrics and riddims such studio one classics “I Know Myself”, a remake of Bob Marley’s Heathen Riddim and 90s dancehall riddims like Cherry O Baby, Soap, Four Season and Throw me Corn.
Track 2 on the album titled ‘Ready Fi Dem’ is a hot combination by Purple Man featuring Baby Demus and Eeka Mouse
It is lyrical, witty and humorous are personal attributes of the 3 artist who have combined to create old school new sound in which you are captivated from the beginning of the song to the end.
Purple Man start the vibe giving a slick flow in the beginning then Baby Demus takes over and brings the song to a different high now when you think it’s over the Legendary Eeka Mouse add his spice and flavor with metaphors and sarcastic lyrical content.
Get your copy of the album at digital download stores,