Album Review: Ras Shiloh 'Coming Home'


rasshiloh.jpgBrooklyn-born reggae artiste Ras Shiloh's new album 'Coming Home' is out and already garnering rave reviews. 'Coming Home' is the artist's third album and was produced by the legendary Bobby 'Digital' Dixon. Recent additions to Digital's impressive portfolio include production work on Sizzla's 'Black Woman and Child' and 'Da Real Thing' albums.

'Coming Home' was released on May 22 by VP Records and features the instrumental talents of saxophonist Dean Fraser, drummer Squidley Cole, guitarist Dalton Browne and Bassist Danny Bassie. The 16 track album is a strictly roots and culture inspired compilation with the title track, 'Come Down Jah Jah,' 'All What Ah Go On' 'Voice of the People' and 'Rebel with a Cause' solidifying Ras Shiloh's position as true talent in the reggae fraternity. His last VP Records release was back in 2002, 'From Rasta to You,' and featured the hit single 'Are you satisfied.' On this new album Ras Shiloh attends to the lovers rock crowd with 'Need Your Love,' 'Are you Lonely and 'All of Me.'

Guest artists on the album include Morgan Heritage ('Let the People Voice Be Heard'), Natural Black ('It Will Be Over'), and Bascom X ('New Rising Day'). No official word on Ras Shiloh's official tour plans but the artiste is currently booked for a few European stops this summer.

Ras Shiloh's brief musical hiatus has allowed the young Rasta's voice to mature and his refined vocals are masterfully showcased on this new album. Ras Shiloh is a true ambassador of sound and substance and 'Coming Home' was definitely worth the wait.