Ghetto Priest / Vulture Culture
Album: Vulture Culture   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Ghetto Priest   Added:May 2003
Label:On-U Sound (Usa)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-08-25 Pull Date: 2003-10-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 5 Sep 7 Aug 31
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 09, 2007: Raymundos stunt double
4. Oct 26, 2005: BubbaDubba
Strange Cargo
2. Mar 15, 2006: The Dub Space
Masters of Deception
5. Sep 29, 2003: Told You So!
3. Feb 15, 2006: The Dub Space
Strange Cargo
6. Sep 04, 2003: Civil Society
Strange Cargo

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-08-18
Heavy reggae grooves from Adrian Sherwood and the On-U gang, and what could well be the core of the next On-U gang – Bubblers Ogilvie on drums and Marley Wright on guitar and soulful, conscious vocals. Priest has sung with African Head Charge, Asian Dub Foundation, and others. Some of this is digi-dub with vocals (lots of electronic – and maybe a bit lifeless – riddim tracks) and some borders on metal (particularly the aggressively noisy guitar parts). The rest runs from roots to R&B to dancehall.

1. Aw, this is almost pleasant with its tropical, loping rhythm … but wait, the lyrics are about being in a dungeon, albeit metaphorical
2. Shards of distorted guitar bring this alive; chunky rhythm
3. Priest hands the mic to deep-voiced Simon Bogle for a ragamuffin recital over a slick bassline and cool slide guitar
4. An upbeat rhythm, lyrics about the slave trade
5. Eh …
6. Slower, lazy rhythm
7. Soulful, slow
8. Passably funky fast groove
9. Simple riddim, fast-talking rap, goofiness, and dub FX
10. What, my third eye? “Visionary … enlightenment.”; feel-good vibe
11. Overlapping, breakbeat-ish rhythms but dull vox
12. Urge to “rise up” … so more conscious lyrics over an easy groove; the pipe/whistle is a nice touch

Track Listing
1. Dungeon   7. Minds
2. Masters of Deception   8. Show Them
3. Dry Bone   9. Boom Fire
4. Strange Cargo   10. Visionary
5. Earthquake in Heart of Rome   11. Come Now
6. System of the Lost Cause Man   12. Rise Up