Joseph Shepherd - ''Be Yourself''

Joseph Shepherd - ''Be Yourself''

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'Be Yourself', the brilliant debut album of Judgement Yard's own Joseph Shepherd is a message to all reggae fans that Shepherd is a definite star in the music and a true force to be reckoned with.

Like Congo Judah's debut album, 'The Crown', 'Be Yourself' is corked with solid, unreleased Judgement Yard music from the first track to the last and beckons the listener to study the album intensely in its entirety.

With a mix of chopping modern roots reggae riddims, modern dancehall riddims, r&b riddims with swagger, and inventive, original hip-hop beats, 'Be Yourself' is demonstrative of the extreme versatility of Joseph Shepherd and his high level of comfort when chanting over a variety of riddims from different musical genres.

'Be Yourself' opens up with the r&b inspired cut, 'Movin' On', in which Shepherd urges his empress not to take him for granted and warns of the consequences if he is. Shepherd makes it clear that he will be movin' on regardless of the weather and stay true to himself as a survivor in life.

Tracks like 'It's Real' featuring Rapper J of 'One Law' fame with Congo Judah, 'Are You Coming Back' and 'Everyone Needs Help' and the perennial crowd favorite, 'Love Mi Chalice Cup' keep up the blazing hip-hop and r&b musical assault and keep the listener very entertained as well as cater to a wider variety of musical tastes beyond reggae music itself.


But for the hardcore roots rock reggae lovers who comprise the heart of Joseph Shepherd's fan base, there are some truly special treats in store for you on this debut musical effort of Shepherd in the form of absolutely crucial cuts like 'Jah Bless You All', 'My Life', 'Hear Them Say', 'Bullet To The Grave', 'Wake Up' featuring Glen Ricks and the beloved title track, 'Be Yourself'.

For the dancehall lovers, tracks like 'Motherland' and 'Don't Get Caught' will be sure to please, while not offending the roots lovers as the message in both of these dancehall minded tracks are purely conscious and uplifting.

In fact, this album overall is totally clean and righteous and is meant for listeners of all ages right down to the babe and the suckling. At the same time, the material on 'Be Yourself' will also appeal to older, more discerning fans of reggae music as the talent the Shepherd exhibits delivering his bread and butter roots material is overwhelming and undeniable.

Joseph Shepherd has definitely taken his singjay craft to a new level in all areas of the music and his star quality is undeniable.

'Be Yourself' is an all around hit record and is guaranteed to receive heavy rotation on a daily basis in the music player of your choice, so don't waste anymore time and start downloading your free copy of Joseph Shepherd's stellar debut album, 'Be Yourself.'



TRACKLIST:



1. Movin' On (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)


2. It's Real feat. Rapper J (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

3. Bullet To The Grave (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

4. Motherland (Produced by Devon Star for Crown Star Records)

5. Sonny Boy (Refix) - (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

6. Are You Coming Back (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

7. Don't Get Caught (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

8. Jah Bless You All (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

9. Hear Them Say (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

10. My Life (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

11. Mama Papa (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

12. Everyone Needs Help (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

13. Be Yourself (Produced by John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions)

14. Love Mi Chalice Cup (Produced by Miguel Collins for Kalonji Records)

15. Wake Up feat. Glen Ricks (Produced by Devon Star for Crown Star Records)





*All tracks recorded and mixed @ Caveman Studio, Kingston, JA

**Album Design by Jarrad Lipschultz

Produced by Devon Williams aka John Marcus for Chop Chop Productions