Tuesday, April 04, 2006

NiceUp Tracks Of The Week

Catch A Fire – Damian Marley

Damian Marley was born in 1978 in Kingston, Jamaica, and is the youngest son of Bob Marley. He has been performing since his youth and has released three albums – Mr Marley (1996), Halfway Tree (2001) and Welcome To Jamrock (2005). He has achieved worldwide success and often tours with his brothers, who together make up the Ghetto Youths Crew. This track is off the Halfway Tree album and is an example of his unique fusing of traditional reggae with contemporary hip-hop beats. The New Zealand massive will have the chance to check him, this Thursday 6 April, at the St James in Auckland.

Cuss Cuss – Triston Palma

Triston Palma was born in 1962 in Waltham Park, Kingston, and by the age of ten was singing backing vocals for Sugar Minott and Tony Tuff, as well as singing with Earl "Chinna" Smith's Soul Syndicate band. In the 80s, Palma worked and recorded extensively with producer, Jah Thomas. He also worked with Linval Thompson, Henry "Junjo" Lawes and other top producers of the day. In 2000, Palma linked up with Easy Star Records to put together his latest album, Two Roads. This track is a cover of the Lloyd Robinson original, was produced by Bobby Konders, and released on the Massive B label in 1997.


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