Richie Spice In the Streets to Africa
- Words: Tomas Palermo
- Label: VP
On only his fourth proper artist album, Jamaica's Richie Spice (né Richell Bonner) has done the improbable: He delivers a roots album that avoids sermonizing and encapsulates modern reggae flawlessly. It seemed audacious when VP signed the relatively obscure singer to a multi-album deal last year, but Spice succeeds, following up Spice in Your Life with an equally heartical recording. Guests like the late Joseph Hill of Culture, and Spice's musical siblings Pliers and Spanner Banner, offer solid accompaniment, while producers Clive Hunt, Donovan Bennett, and Bobby Konders provide rock-solid riddims. It's a bona fide reggae masterpiece.
- PodcastGerd Janson
- FeatureReal Talk: Hieroglyphic Being on His Unorthodox DJ Style, Muscle Mirroring, and Why the Whole Thing Is a Big Cosmic Joke
- NewsListen to Slam's Upcoming 'Reverse Proceed' LP for Soma
- ReviewFantastic Mr Fox "You Turn"
- NewsThe Lowdown: This Week's XLR8R Top 10 with Caribou, Todd Terje, Gerd Janson, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player