A generous emcee, Gibrilville opens up his heart and his art to a host of guest singers on these catchy ensemble recordings. “Freedom,” a typically optimistic, worldbeat rallying cry for peace, love and harmony, is a rousing tune, but it ultimately gets a bit congested, with too many folks at the mic. Gibril showcases a percussive hip-hop flow on “Microphone,” a song that is perhaps his signature boast (“I’m the master...”) that would make a good live tune. Best of all is “A Long Way.” Powered by a meaty bass beat with a classic reggae touch, the song is catchy, engaging and allows him to channel his Ghanan roots with French lyrics. This artist’s penchant for sharing the spotlight probably strengthens his live show.
Seeking: Booking, Film/TV, Distrib., Label
Style: Reggae, World Music
Gibrilville - "A Long Way"
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