April 20, 2006

Steel Pulse's African Holocaust

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It’s every college kid’s favorite day of year again! And whether you call it herb, Green, ganja, grass, coli, kaya, chronic, dope, pot, kif, Mary Jane, skunk, reefer, Aunt Mary, broccoli, or just MJ, its music is definitely called reggae.

You might object “Marley is good, but I’ve listened to Legend one time too many.” Fear not my Mary-J-minded connoisseur du vert, Steel Pulse’s African Holocaust is the album for you. The album is this British group’s nineteenth album from a career spanning 31 years.

Through all the haze floating around the room, take care not to miss this album’s powerful messages of history, inequality, and hope. Says creative engine David Hinds, “African Holocaust encompasses all dimensions of the plight of the black Diaspora ranging from slavery right up to this present time of physical and psychological genocide.”

Archived article by Brad Lipovsky