since he was discovered by Yabby You, in the
1970's, Michael Prophet (Michael George
Haynes, 1952) has gone strong as a vocalist
with a very wide reach.
Singing Conscious lyrics over Roots Music
for Yabby You therefore was only the
beginning of his carrier. Michael Prophet
went on to sing for a number of other
producers, which he keeps doing until this
day (February 2007).
His voice has been recorded on Roots
Rockers, Rub a Dub, Dancehall and other
Almost every riddim that he ever rode,
was made into some ear candy of the finest
sort just because of that. He sings Lovers
tunes and Conscious lyrics, seemingly
without any problem.
This album could be seen as the proof for
that statement. The music on CEASE AND
SETTLE is traditional Rub a Dub, albeit not
of the early kind. And definitely not of the
kind that would appeal to the lovers of a
more Rootical form of Reggae Music.
Michael Prophet's singing, though, could
even make them move and groove on this one,
Nice thing is, that you get 20 titles on
the CD. And that is especially nice, since
the quality of the music on the disc kind of
varies and definitely is not the best
But tracks like "Change your
Ways" and "Conquer The
Dragon", to name just two, are reasons
to want to have it still.