Cocoa Tea’s 2007 album release available at your local retailer, or as a download on iTunes. Check soon for online ordering and downloads!
2. Blood And Fyah
3. Biological Warfare
4. Let The Dancehall
5. Man From Spain
6. Too Far From Home
8. War Dust
9. Give Dem
11. New World Order
12. They Never Stop
13. Stop Tell Lie
14. Rise Up
15. Sons Of Jah
Read some reviews below!
ARTISTE: Cocoa Tea
RELEASE DATE: June 20, 2007 in Europe
This is arguably the best Coco Tea album that has been produced in quite some time. ‘Biological Warfare’ is an intellectual manifesto that sets out the Rastafarian beliefs of the singer in bold language that shouts ‘I am rasta and I will never bow’.
On the track Blood And Fyah, Coco Tea is in a confrontational mood, challenging the world domination plans of the United States. The lyrics are sharp and biting, delivering a scathing attack on the state of world affairs today.
“I-man say who dem the new world order?
I-man say wah? how the #@$ dem come on ya
Since 9-11, dem ah lock off the border
Dem scan yu face and x-ray yu finger…”
On the title track, ‘Biological Warfare’, he comments on the policies of the world leaders that lead to strife and warfare between nations and actually erode the quality of lives of all nations. When Coco Tea coons: ‘we nah accept dem philosophy…’, goosebumps ill marble your skin as he vows to resist the false dctrines of the oppressors until the end.
Standout tracks include the romantic love ballad, Too Far From Home and the anthemicAfrica, which ays homage to the motherland and the challenges that the people face on the continent.
However, arguably the best song on the album is War Dust which chronicles the persecution of populations on the basis of religion or economics, using strong metaphorical language such as “dem a dog to dem vomit” to underline his opposition to the hyprocritical stance of world leaders that has condemned a generation of poor people to death at the hands of ‘extermination squads’ to prop up dictators or advance the economic empires of First World countries. In the local parlance, the album ‘sell off’. All Coco Tea fans are urged to go out and get a copy of this album. You will not be disappointed.
XLR8R Magazine December 2007
These are some serious times and this reggae vet has plenty to say. Arguably, his most political record since his “Blood for Oil” and “Oil ‘Ting” singles were banned from Jamaica and the U.K. during the first Gulf War, Biological Warfare attacks with a vengeance on “New World Order.” Whether speaking out on World Bank policies on the record’s best track, “Blood and Fyah,” or environmental genocide on “Stop Tell Lie,” Cocoa Tea’s melodic vocals–produced by Brotherman and backed by musicians from the stellar Firehouse Crew–illustrate his bitter disdain for world leaders. For three decades, Tea’s brew of conscious roots and culture music has entertained audiences, and with Biological Warfare, he shows no signs of complacency.”
Reviewed By James Mayo