SOURCE: KOCH Records

July 31, 2006 10:41 ET

Damon Dash Music Group to Release New Album From Dance Hall Legend Sizzla

"The Overstanding" Hits Stores on October 3rd, 2006

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 31, 2006 -- Damon Dash Music Group proudly announces the release of a brand new album from dance hall legend Sizzla. "The Overstanding" is scheduled to be released on October 3rd, 2006. "The Overstanding" will be marketed and distributed by DDMG / Kalonji Records.

Sizzla emerged during the latter half of the '90s, and quickly became one of the leaders of the modern dancehall movement. Along with Buju Banton and Capleton, he helped lead dancehall back to the musical and spiritual influence of roots reggae, favoring organic productions and heavily Rastafarian subject matter.

Sizzla's first success came with the release of "Praise Ye Jah" in 1997. Widely considered one of the top modern dancehall albums of its time, "Praise Ye Jah" was quickly trumped by the release of "Black Woman & Child" that same year. The title track was a smash hit and became something of a cultural reggae anthem. Sizzla continued to release a string of successful albums including "Be I Strong" in 1999, the spiritually driven, hip-hop influenced "Bobo Ashanti" in 2001, and "Da Real Thing" in 2002, where he concentrated on softer, mellower, more romantic material. With a catalogue of over 40 albums to his credit, Sizzla remains one of the most if not the most widely respected figures in all of dancehall reggae. "The Overstanding" hits stores October 2006.

Tracklisting:

1. The Overstanding                    9. Thank You For Loving Me
2. Just One Of Those Days             10. Pay To Learn
3. Break Free                         11. Give Me A Try
4. Black Woman & Child                12. Smoke Marijuana
5. Cost of Living                     13. Thank You Mama
6. Solid As A Rock                    14. Beautiful Day
7. I've Been Watching                 15. Rebel Music feat. Busta Rhymes
8. I Love You Baby

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