Caribbean Legend, Spragga Benz, is in tune with his core as he adds his culturally rich flavor to our broad musical palette throughout his upcoming release ‘Chiliagon’. Having dropped his latest single, “Spread Out”, we grabbed an early copy of ‘Chiliagon’ in full to give you our dissection of what’s to come from the Caribbean legend; here’s our thoughts.
Kicking off with the first track, “Spread Out”, Spragga Benz jumps right into a pool of positive energy as his musical style naturally uplifts the mind and sends listeners to new mental and emotional heights. You can feel the energy that was flowing through the studio while the second track, “If Ya Ready”, was being brought to life as Spragga sets out on a Rastafarian quest of discovery that is enhanced by elements of Electronic and Reggae that blend seamlessly. “Hustle & Flow” is the third track that kicks off by tying in a Hip-Hop beat that swiftly leads into an underground element that laces in vocals that mimic the likes of Massive Attack in their ‘Blue Lines’ days. The fourth track, “Differ”, blasts off with an element of Groove as Spragga remains rooted in Jamaican flavor while lyrically tying in awareness of the energy and wisdom that he brings to each and every table.
“The Trilogy” is the fifth track that lyrically leads listeners into a realm of self-inspection as Spragga’s grit is felt deeply within and the hypnotic beat showcases the boundless nature of his creative abilities. “Found Me” is the sixth track that takes listeners into a realm of wonder as ethereal female vocals walk their way into Spragga’s contemplative nature that sparks a fire in the mind throughout lyrics that create a feeling akin to the experience of a philosopher’s mind-trip. The seventh track, “King On The Throne”, lyrically showcases Spragga’s optimism that he has cultivated over years of life experience and choosing to walk into a variety of shoes to seek understanding and shape his own peculiar perspective. “Link Up” is the eighth track that begins with a Trip-Hop and Groove instrumental energy that leads into the lyrical manifestation of wellbeing that cultivates curiosity of the world beyond our nation’s borders. The ninth track, “Red Eye”, slows it down into a smooth and sensual instrumental journey into serenity as Spragga Benz lyrically travels through his medicinal and spiritual experience with marijuana. “See You Round The Way” is the tenth track that begins with an R&B dose of romanticism while lyrics that speak of reaching a place of acceptance enamor the woman of his desire and the soulmate connection that has been built. Closing out with “My Life”, Spragga lyrically ends by speaking of extending beyond what you “know” and reaching out for places unknown to continue to flourish inside and grow.
Forget your temporary troubles and dive into a release that subliminally reminds listeners of the boundless beauty within the simple things in life. Having released his new single, “Spread Out” to spark the light for what’s to come, ‘Chillagon’ is being released as 4 EP’s between March 1st, 2018 – February 28th, 2019 (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), and will also be released as a final DJ mixed album. If you’re a fan of fellow musicians such as Damian Marley, Rebelution and Lucky Dube, then do yourself a favor and dive into what Spragga Benz has to offer on Spotify.
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