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  • Summary: The fifth solo release for Bob Marley's oldest son includes contributions from DJ U-Roy, Erica Newell, Sharon and Cedella Marley.
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Fly Rasta
Fly rasta, you fly rasta Fly rasta, you fly rasta Chedda don che Not to have to hold up yo head, do Redder than red We work fo' that red Take that... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Q Magazine
    May 20, 2014
    80
    Fly Rasta offers no concessions to the new-fangled ways of hip-hop, dancehall and R&B. [Jun 2014, p.114]
  2. Apr 29, 2014
    80
    Right-sized, organized in a sensible manner, and an alluring balance of cool and calm, Fly Rasta lives up to its title as it sits on Ziggy's top shelf.
  3. Apr 29, 2014
    70
    Throughout the record, Marley demonstrates that reggae can grow and adapt without losing sight of its roots.
  4. Uncut
    Apr 29, 2014
    70
    The best moments tend to come where the reggae is at its most full-on. [Jun 2014, p.80]
  5. Mojo
    Apr 29, 2014
    40
    Ziggy never quite manages to be his own man here. [May 2014, p.86]
  6. Apr 29, 2014
    20
    The only risk Marley takes is on You're My Yoko, where he attempts to woo a lucky lady by likening her to the avant-garde artist, while casting himself as John Lennon. Julian Lennon would have been nearer the mark.