...this time round she's ready for all out war.
Matilda Egere-Cooper 2002
If Ms Dynamite was in battle-mode when she unleashed A Little Deeper in 2002, this time round she's ready for all out war. On Judgement Days, Ms D sounds off about absentee fathers, gun crime and the many wrongs and injustices of this world. And she does so with such ferocity that, by the end of the album, you can almost hear her victims begging for mercy.
Songs like "Judgement Day", "Put Your Gun Away" and a cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song", all serve to highlight her anger. The accompanying music is pretty standard urban fare, with a touch of reggae thrown in for good measure.
Unfortunately the intensity of her strop overshadows the albums lighter touches.Tales of teenage crushes ("Back Then") and a dedication to her son ("Shavaar") try to give the album a feel good glow, but end up getting lost in the album's overall 'down' feel.
But at least Dynamite hasn't lost her values, and it's this that makes Judgement Days a worthwhile, if not entirely satisfying, album.