Frighty & Colonel Mite ‎– Life (1990) Flac + 320kbps

Is it hip-hop? Or is it reggae? Well, actually it’s both. Even though Frighty & Colonel Mite are more rooted in reggae than rap, they do a fine job of mixing both styles on this pleasant recording…There is a seamlessness that is so engaging, you almost forget about its shortcomings. What makes dancehall styling so intoxicating is its West Indian lilt and spacious rhythms. Instead of everything percolating at a rapid clip (as they do here somewhat annoyingly on “Ragamuffin Girl”), the tempos shift and sway, doing a wonderful job of keeping the backing tracks and vocals on an even keel. In many ways, the dancehall of Frighty & The Colonel is simply a reflection of the trend in Jamaican records (and those recorded by West Indians living in England) to accentuate computers and drum machines…

1     Life (Is What You Make It)     3:32
2     Raggamuffin Girl     3:35
3     Jonathan     3:55
4     My Babe Just Cares For Me     3:45
5     Realize     3:42
6     Can You Handle It     3:44
7     Maximum     3:25
8     I Know You Know     3:33
9     Don’t Go     4:04
10     Jah Put It Deh     3:32
11     Feels So Good     3:31