Shabba Ranks Golden Touch
- Words: David Katz
- Label: Greensleeves
This Two Friends re-release production dates from shortly after Shabba hit big with "Wicked In Bed" (1990) but before he was snatched up by Epic; because co-producer Michael Bennett worked closely with the rapper in the group Home-T 4, the chemistry works well and the result is a great album that‘s been somewhat overlooked. Shabba keeps his focus broad, staying conscious on "Build Bridges Instead" but slightly reactionary on "If A My Youth" and "House Husband"; the irresistible "Digit It," featuring Little Twitch and Jah Thomas, salutes the power of the computer in dancehall. Overall, it‘s a fun slice of mid-period ragga.
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