Daddy Rings The Most High
- Words: Eric K. Arnold
- Label: African Glory-Rockers Town
- XLR8R Rating: 7.5/10
“I got to move forward/And put the culture in the place where it once was,” Rasta toaster Daddy Rings proclaims on “Dispensation.” That’s enough raison d’etre for any album. Though Rings has been under the American radar since the mid-’90s, when he challenged Shabba and Cutty for top-ranking status in JA, he’s kept busy, producing for his African Glory label and frequently collaborating with Gentleman (who appears on “The Future”). Rings’ delivery has matured considerably; he still bubbles hot, yet he’s become a wiser, more meditative, and inspirational artist. Roots and culture lovers will find much to rejoice over on The Most High, which aims for–and achieves–classic heights.
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