After almost 2 decades in the music business, 7 studio albums, a string of collaborations, reggae singer Tony Curtis releases “FIGHT IT” EP on GreenYard Records 10/25/11 via ITUNES. The label is operated by Zigo from French group Dub Inc. The 5 Track album is a fusion of modern roots and neoclassical dancehall featuring dancehall icons, Cutty Ranks and Burro Banton. The title track is Tony Curtis‘ uplifting answer to the shitstem‘s crisis-driven rhetoric or recession that seems to be surrounding us everywhere these days. The use of a melodica, played by Zigo himself, adds a nice touch here. The video was filmed in Brooklyn, New York with cameo appearances from artiste Little Hero and the legendary Don One of Don-1 Sound Records/Studio in Brooklyn. Critics are saying, this EP is a great opportunity to discover one of the most underrated artists of our times.
From that moment in 1991 when he won a talent show in Ocho Rios, Jamaica he had the amazing ability to convey the message in a song in such a way, he captures the attention of the listener. His sentimental tone, immaculate clarity and forward projection, perfectly smooth phrasing over any rhythm is indicative that he is evolving into one of the genres brightest star.
Tony Curtis' exceptional remake of the Burt Bacharach classic "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" entitled "High Grade" from album "Stronger" served as the reggae anthem of 2002. This single was self produced and gave the world a first time glance of Tony Curtis' productions skills. These skills were clearly far from novice as the single blazed through airwaves and compilation CDs such as VP Records, Strictly the Best Volume 30 internationally.
Three years later Tony returned with A brand new album entitled, Ready for the World produced by Michael Jahmikes Coburn for Reggae Vibes Productions Inc and distributed by VP RECORDS May 2005. This time, Tony unleashes his vocal prowess and writing skills, artistically defining the concept of love as the sole aberration to war. From the 1st track to the last, its transparent that the artiste is indeed ready.
As is customary, this album is flavored with Curtis traditional specialty for the ladies. Feelings, I Want You More, All The Way and Angel are romantic ballads that will definitely be in rotation on every ladies playlist. Other tracks such as Determined, Know My Style and Follow Me featuring Johnny Osbourne reflect the spiritual side.
The relevance of peace and love, brotherhood, hope, perseverance is profoundly expressed and peaks on track ..3, entitled Lets Live. This song not only illustrates his conviction and commitment to peace but is also a universal cry for unity.
Since his 2005 album, Tony Curtis has continued to record on some of the hottest dancehall & reggae riddims. His latest singles include "Keep Trying" on the Generation Riddim, "Lets Go" (International Riddim), "Strictly Reggae" (Obama Riddim), "You Got To Be Crazy (Bad Man Riddim), Where Did Love Go (Intimate Riddim), Crabs In a Barrel (Mad Ting Riddim), Make Some Money feat Mr Lexx (Tight P Riddim), "I'm Sorry feat Jigsy King" (Jamdown Riddim), "Make It Up"(Live Wire Riddim), "Question Sign" (Campfire Riddim), "As I Rise (Lady Pullover/Captivity Riddim), "Real Macoy" (January Morning Riddim), "Take It Easy" (Square Dance Riddim), "Mr Law" (Perfidia/Duke St Riddim), "Set It off feat Aisha" (Cherry Tree Riddim), "Rich" feat G Mafia (Spring Blade Riddim), "High High High" (Forty Sup'emmh Riddim), "Show Off" feat Jigsy King (Journey Riddim), "Lock Down" (A Little Bit More Riddim), "Fire Truck" & "Baby" feat New Kidz (Notorious Jig Riddim) and others.
Tony Curtis is also a member of reggae quartet L.U.S.T (Lukie-D, Thriller-U, Singing Melody & Tony) whose rendition of Air Supply song "JUST AS I AM" won the 2008 Reggae Song Of The Year at The Excellence in Music and Entertainment Awards; (EME) is the brainchild of radio disc jock Richie B! The group has 2 studio albums "HARDWARE" and "SWEETNESS OF YOUR LOVE." In the late 90s L.U.S.T topped the charts with Flex Me, Run Free and critically acclaimed "Sweetness of Your Love." The song won five reggae awards, including Song of the Year and L.U.S.T. wong Best Group of the Year.
His greatest hits include Faith, 18 Yards, High Grade, Butterfly/Real Thing/My Sound Ah Murda featuring Jigsy King, Body Calling, Rollin, 25 Ladies, For Your Love, Question Sign, My God is Real, Stronger, Jah I Thank You, Do You Want to, Sailing, If You Were Here, What A Feeling featuring Machel Montana, "Missing You" in combination with ARP and Beenie Man.
Tony Curtis adamantly insists on creating music that eloquently advocate the heartfelt concerns of people. His latest single "FIGHT IT" is mere proof of his conviction and fans can look out for the music video soon. Tony Curtis is indeed Ready for the World!
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