The 21 greatness Riddim album consists of 8 tracks featuring Tarrus Riley, Queen Ifrica, Luciano, Nature Ellis, Gott Yo, Jessemine, Chris Wynter and Qualliti feat Marvelous Belousk. Immediately after the release of the first single “BE GREAT” by Tarrus Riley the single has been streamed hundreds of thousands of times and played by radio personalities and DJ’s all over the world.
Luciano’s track, “Cover Me” and Gott Yo’s track, “Never Leave My Side” are both uplifting & spiritual. Luciano sings,” Jah cover me and my family, keep us free from our adversities, keep us free from negativity” you can truly feel The Messenger plea for spiritual protection in these rough times. When Gott Yo sings, “Jah you brought me from the coldest morning from the dark and lonely. Jah you never leave my side” the emotion emanating from his voice seems to take all your troubles away. Both tracks are amazing offerings. Nature Ellis’s track “Let Them Talk” is also a spiritually invigorating song. Ellis sings, “Mi seh talk let them talk but a Jah Jah Children ah mek the walk.. the race is not for the talkers but for those who work and endure,” you feel like a student in school learning the ropes from the teacher. All in all, The 21 Greatness Riddim album by Innovation Muzik will truly please Reggae & Dancehall fans Worldwide! (Queen Ifrica appears courtesy of VP Records)
The Alpha Institute, formerly Alpha Boys School, celebrated 140 years on May 1, 2020. In celebration of this milestone, Alpha Boys School Radio partnered with reggae star Luciano to create a dubplate special that tell the history of Alpha. Donors to the Alpha Institute during the month of May will receive a complimentary copy of the music.
A day school for at risk youth since 2014, and run by the Sisters of Mercy, a Catholic order of nuns, since 1890, the Alpha Institute is where many of Jamaica’s finest musicians and vocalists learned their craft. From jazz innovator Dizzy Reece, to ska pioneer Don Drummond, the rocksteady leader Tommy McCook and reggae icons Johnny Osbourne, Horsemouth, Leroy Smart and Yellowman, to name just a few, Alpha’s music training programme has made an amazing impact on Jamaican and world music.