SIZZLA‘s Classic ‘PRAISE YE JAH’ turns 25 years old with a release of Mini Doc and Mixtape.
SIZZLA ‘PRAISE YE JAH’ turns 25
Live from Judgment Yard in Kingston, Jamaica… Sizzla Kalonji links up with Kareem ‘Remus’ Burrell and the XTM.Nation family to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark album Praise Ye Jah. Check out the making of a classic album, and how Remus is bringing his father”s work to the new generation in 2023 with XTM’s “Praise Ye Jah” mixtape. The Boomshots mini-documentary features exclusive interviews with Sizzla Kalonji, Dean Fraser, Tarrus Riley and Kareem Burrell.
Sizzla Kalonji is one of the most prolific leaders of the conscious Reggae dancehall movement. Emerging in the latter half of the 90s. Sizzla helped lead dancehall back to the musical and spiritual influence of roots reggae and heavily Rastafarian subject matter. He was born on April 17, 1976 in St Mary and raised in the community of August Town. The 1980’s witnessed a dancehall explosion, and with the music came the lifestyle. Sizzla watched carefully, collecting his lyrical ammunition. He began his career in the music industry in his early teenage years. 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.
Sizzla Kalonji has released over 46 impressive solo albums and over fifteen combination albums, crossing different genres of Reggae.
The number of mix tapes on the street are countless. He started his own company Kalonji Records. Setting the mark of his growth not only as a great reggae artist but also a record label executive. In a joint venture with Kalonji Records, his most recent album The Overstanding was released in November 2006 with Damon Dash Music Group and Koch Records. It is as prolific, infectious, and melodic as the previous albums. This is his third album released through Kalonji Records; as well as ‘Black History’ and ‘Life’. Sizzla Kalonji continues to release music through his career showcasing the level of talent that exudes through his creativity. In addition to his musical breakthroughs, Sizzla continues to build different business opportunities to empower himself and the community by creating an environment for young people to grow and develop skills.