Papa Michigan shows how it’s done

Papa-Michigan-F-1024x1024A deadly new EP from Michigan, aka Papa Michigan, has recently been released and produced by a joint between Flash Hit Records, Rashanco Music and producer and mixing engineer Manu Digital.

Papa Michigan was previously part of ground-breaking deejay duo Michigan & Smiley, a duo that paved the way for several other successful double acts, including Yellowman & Fathead, Peter Ranking & General Lucky and Clint Eastwood & General Saint.

Flash Hit Records has continually been dropping high-quality material and DJ Legend is no exception. It might just be their best release yet. It’s pure vintage dancehall in a contemporary style with loads of musical references to Jamaica in the early 80s. And you can be sure to hear versions of riddims like Pretty Looks (Isn’t All) and Joyride.

Papa Michigan mixes cultural and radical material – the excellent Yami Bolo combination People Rise – with the biographical tongue twisting masterpiece Wa Mi Come From and the boastful Dance Nice, something of a follow up to his and Smiley’s legendary hit songs Nice up the Dance and Rub a Dub Style.

This year has presented several strong EP’s from Clay, Righteous Child and Randy Valentine. But DJ Legend outshines them all.

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