Italian Reggae artiste Alborosie’s new album “Escape from Babylon to the kingdom of Zion” debuts February 16, 2010 by Greensleeves Records
Alborosie is known for his conscious lyrics and sometimes controversial subject matter. His new album will continue on that vein. Alborosie’s music is heavily influenced by his Rastafarian beliefs. Hailing from Sicily Italy, he moved to Jamaica to get closer to the Rastafarian culture and the roots of Reggae music. He has been given the stamp of approval by Reggae Legends Sly and Robbie and Freddie McGregor to name a few.
features 18 tracks filled with the passion and beliefs that Alborosie lives by. His first single “Stepping Out” features David Hinds from the famed reggae band Steel Pulse. They are informing everyone that the Rasta Man is stepping out and coming to the world. The track “Money” opens up with the statement of Debt over life and Money over people, the song goes on to describe how Money is the root of all evil. Included on the 2009 One-Drop Anthems album, the successful track “Humbleness” speaks to those that are blinded by the power they possess and treats his fellow man as if they were something less.
The smooth rhythm of “One Sound” and warm vocals of Gramps Morgan from Morgan Heritage, makes this feel good track a must listen. Changing gears on an updated version of the classic trailer load of girls riddim from Shabba Ranks is “Blue Movie Boo”, Alborosie gives us a peek into his erotic side. Alborosie continues to let us know who he is and what he’s about on the roots rhythm track “I Rusalem”. From exposing the situations of the oppressed on “Dung A Babylon”, to uplifting women on “Good Woman,” and telling the youth to know their roots on “Promise Land” Alborosie stays true to his sound and his faith on the album .
His vocal style blends classic and contemporary influences to form a unique and credible sound. His respect for reggae’s heritage is apparent from first listen. Combining tracks from his previous two albums with 5 newly recorded songs, this album serves as an introduction and presents his biggest hits to date.