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Save for Damian Marley’s smash hit “Welcome To Jamrock,” few contemporary reggae songs are able to capture the depth charge of the genre’s 1970s golden age recordings, but Rob Symeonn’s “Chosen One” has the gravity of a classic roots thunderclap. An anvil-heavy rhythm anchors Symeonn’s Rasta forewarnings, as flourishes of melodica, rim shot echoes, and drilling keyboard call to mind classic productions from King Tubby and Glen Brown. Rather than succumb to the hyperactive dancehall trends that currently dominate the direction of Jamaican music, this Flatbush, Brooklyn resident recorded an album full of dread proclamation and devotional praises. “Message In The Music,” “Stumbling Block,” and “Empress” are all productions whose vintage is more 1977 than 2007, while “Free” is a stirring reworking of Keith Hudson’s woozy “Michael Talbot Affair” rhythm from 1974. For all the regard he shows his forebears, Chosen One succeeds as an album of the present. This isn’t so much a throwback to 1970s Kingston as it is a soundtrack to Symeonn’s own Flatbush — where one could hear any of these songs spilling from a passing car or an outdoor market on a late Saturday afternoon.

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Praise To The Chosen One

This album is the much needed shot in the arm for Reggae music. Rob Symeonn has proven that he is indeed THE CHOSEN ONE. His melodic voice commands that you take a hard listen to his message. The smoothe and solid production takes this album to the "next" level. Original and thought-provoking with a KILLER sax on the Empress Instrumental which, by the way, would be at home on the playlist of any Jazz Radio Station AND the awesome power of"Light Of Mine", this album sets a new standard. Let it Shine. If you are looking for something with a real message and a tight production, your search has ended with THE CHOSEN ONE.

Original underground reggae

The Chosen One has an original and refreashing sound to it. Grove to songs like "Light of Mine" and "Empress" in the car or in the crib.

Very refreshing

This album is a collector's item for every reggae lover.


Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '00s

Symeonn sang for the One Love International sound system prior to relocating to New York, USA in 1978, settling in Flatbush, Brooklyn. His reputation on the sound system blossomed and he gained significant notoriety among New York’s Caribbean community. Symeonn later worked alongside the Freedom International and Macca Bee sound systems, which led to an introduction to the Easy Star recording artist, Ruff Scott in 1986. Through Scott he was enrolled as part of the Easy Star posse, a group of like-minded...
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The Chosen One, Rob Symeonn
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Reggae, Music
  • Released: Nov 07, 2006

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