Possessed riddim by Necessary Mayhem riddim

Necessary Mayhem are pleased to announce the release of our new riddim, Possessed featuring three of the finest current reggae artists- Tarrus Riley, Jah Mali and Million Stylez.

Necessary Mayhem producer, Curtis Lynch made the Possessed beat in Jamaica. He went on to voice Tarrus Riley on the riddim under the watchful eye of Dean Fraser, at the infamous Anchor Studios. Tarrus explains within his song that ‘now is not the time to be heartbroken, expect the unexpected’. Not everything in life is as clear and clean cut as one would wish for, and this is the message littered with old school Jamaican sayings that Mr Riley delivers.

Blood Thirsty, the single by Jah Mali taken from the Future Cuts album, is getting a huge response internationally. In the words of David Rodigan MBE, when he previewed the track a few weeks ago on his Kiss FM show, “Jah Mali is an under-recorded artist but when he does record, you listen.” Jah Mali’s theme is about protection from Jah against wickedness and ‘blood thirsty’ behaviour.

Million Stylez & Curtis Lynch have a long recording history, which is being solidly continued with Million’s cut on the riddim, Cool Down. He brings his own personal and distinctive style to Possessed, pleading with the youth in his song to stop the violence and cool down.

As is customary, the instrumental from Curtis “Da Grynch” Lynch, has a rolling bass and an old school hip-hop drum pattern. This is one of the strongest riddim sections on the Necessary Mayhem label to date with a haunting sample of the ‘Ites Green & Gold’ riddim famed by Ken Booth in the 70’s.

Full Track List

7” One

Side A: Tarrus Riley – Possessed

Side B: Da Grynch – Possessed Dub

7” Two

Side A: Million Stylez – Cool Down

Side B: Jah Mali – Blood Thirsty


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