Sizzla – Born A King

Sizzla – Born A King

Sizzla was born Miguel Collins on April 17, 1976, and was raised in the August Town area of Kingston of devout Rastafarian parents. After honing his vocal skills, he landed a gig with the Caveman Hi-Fi sound system, where he first made a name for himself as a performer. He cut his first single for the small Zagalou label in 1995 and soon moved on to Bobby “Digital” Dixon’s Digital B imprint. However, he didn’t manage a break-out success until saxophonist Dean Fraser recommended him to producer Philip “Fatis” Burrell. Sizzla released a series of singles on Burrell’s Xterminator label, including “Judgement Morning,” “Life’s Road,” “Blaspheme,” “We Uh Fear,” “I’m Not Sure,” and the Shadowman duet “The Gun.” His first LP, Burning Up, appeared on Xterminator later in 1995, and he toured extensively alongside Luciano and Mikey General. Unlike kindred spirits Capleton and Buju Banton, Sizzla’s early material was culturally oriented right from the start; he was able to build an audience without any of the lyrical slackness that helped establish the other two.

Tracks
01. Born A King
02. Champion Sound feat. Errol Dunkley
03. Blessed
04. Interlude
05. I’m Living
06. Set It Off
07. Big Man Ting
08. Got What It Takes
09. Why Does The World Cry
10. The Formula feat. Vida-Sunshyne
11. Cold War
12. Champion Sound Remix feat. Turbulence
13. Give Jah Praise feat. Alton Ellis
14. Got What It Takes (Acoustic)
15. I’m Living (Acoustic)

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