Majical is a revolutionary wordsmith, undefinable by genre. An MC and a Rastaman who’s journeyed through garage, grime, ,hip-hop and reggae to arrive at his own destination he’s coined as ‘roots hop culture’.
1. Do You Know?
2. Haile Selassie Dub
‘Do You Know’ started out as a dubplate on the ‘King of Grime’ instrumental by producer Lewi B. Inspired by the title of the beat, Majical penned this song to exalt the many earthy achievements of the King of all Kings, Emperor Haile Selassie I. On hearing this version, Kibir La Amlak approached Majical to make a new version of the track together, to bring it into the world of UK Reggae Sound System he hails from. The result is a genre bending testament to modern RasTafari music. It is heavily influenced and dominated by the weight and grove of a hard hitting, drum and bass line, but laced lyrically like a UK grime track, mixed and dubbed hard and heavy in the Kibir La Amlak studio.
No other day could be more fitting for this release than the anniversary of Haile Selassie’s birth 23rd July. Due for release on all leading digital and streaming platforms, and a limited edition run of poly-vinyl, followed by a full vinyl run in September.
Producer/Director: Jamie ‘Kibir La Amlak’ Thomas
Label: Before Zero Records
Release Date: 23 July 2021 9Haile Selassie’s Birthday)
Composer/Musician: Jamie ‘Kibir La Amlak’ Thomas
Studios: Before Zero Studio
Mix Engineer: Jamie ‘Kibir La Amlak’ Thomas
Mastering Engineer: Luis Bonila @ High Grade Mastering