Friday, April 5, 2013

AOTM: Richie Campbell — "Focused"

It’s official!  Richie Campbell is here to stay.  After locking down Portugal’s Reggae scene with a solid debut album (My Path, 2010) and a couple of catchy singles over the next two years, his sophomore album, Focused, has cemented his position in the upper ranks of the international Reggae scene.  Featuring pre-released hits “Love Is An Addiction” and “That’s How We Roll”, you can expect the same for quality, production and vocals — upbeat, conscious Roots Reggae.  Additionally, it also offers a softer R&B side that works really nicely throughout.   It is huge to not only see featured artists such as Anthony B, Turbulence, and Ikaya, but to see Campbell easily weigh up next to them.  Keep an eye out for some recognizable riddims — "Going Out" on the Cornershop Riddim and "Sacrifice My Life" on The Green's riddim from "Come In".

I’m sure I’ll get some grief for being so late to jump on the bandwagon.  Regardless, I’m glad to finally get hooked and can’t wait to see what else he’s got in store.  

Check out Rudeboy Reggae's Album of the Month for yourself HERE.

P.S. We love you Portugal!