• Janae Hyman

Donsome Records releases Black Tears Riddim

Updated: May 12



He made his name in music circles producing quality roots reggae songs. Now ten years after the release of his last roots reggae project Crime Stop rhythm, producer Adrian' Donsome' Hanson is back on the beat.

The project features Marcia Griffiths, Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Glen Washington, Chezidek and Bugle, among others.

In a media release, he explained why he felt it necessary to release a project of this nature.

'I think the time is right for a roots rhythm where you can hear the real pain in the voices of the artistes. The songs bring messages of hope and based on what Black people are experiencing today, the Black Tears rhythm fits right in,' Hanson explained.

Reggae queen Marcia Griffiths sing the title track in which she tackles the pain that Black people are facing globally; this positive message should resonate with music lovers.

Anthony B, one of reggae most prolific roots singer, addresses the danger that we face today with track 'So Dangerous', Bugle makes a strong case for survival on the track 'Allow Me to Live'. Simultaneously, Donsome newly signed artist Korexx shows his versatility with his debut roots reggae track.

Other tracks include Crying (Justice) by Tommy B; 'Holding on to a Feeling' by Glen Washington; 'Bad Seed' by Chezidek; 'So Dangerous' by Anthony B; 'Yuh Ungrateful', Lutan Fyah; and 'Fry Bone', Perfect Giddimani.

Songs including 'Mama Bawl' by Gyptian, 'Famine and Drought' by I-Wayne and compilations including Reggae Grass Roots, Reggae in My Heart and Roots Drop riddim, are among the projects, which Hanson is known for.

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