Over the past few years Jesse Jendah aka King Furnace has dropped a couple of interesting releases which are being reviewed in the following article
Jesse Jendah aka King Furnace brings forth a variety of beautiful styles throughout his recent releases over the past few years. A profound voice of reason in a time on confusion, Jesse Jendah shines light on many issues with a positive vibration with his music.
In his 2011 release Abbasage – Man From Iyuwn produced by Vision I Icord in Ochos Rios, Jamaica. Jesse Jendah brings modern relevant lyrics with an irie meditation to produce a very unique and powerful sound. Starting out with a saxophone-laden tune that has a calming energy, War and Misery brings some awareness to issues and problems of today. In the second tune, 21st Century Slavery, Jesse brings light to the new forms of slavery and makes sure to blaze the furnace over this simple but nice riddim.
Black Uhuru & Fire Smoke join in on the Remix of Boom Draw, where some royal and powerful lyrics are displayed from everyone with a huge sound for all ganja man an woman throughout earth. The next tune is another giant sound, titled Rome Deh Pon Fire with Donovan Bonzana. “It ago red tonight!” with fresh and relevant lyrics this tune is a fire. Abbasage brings a spiritual vibe as Jesse sings a royal chorus putting our minds where we should be:
“I and I a Sage, an Seer, with I clairvoyance. Bun dem rage, I rule with my intuition.”
Rasta Luv is next about a love affair, followed by Room for Me, where Jesse asks the question: “Is there room for me?”, over an upful riddim with nice horns. The remix of War and Misery comes next, which is quite opposite of the original, focused around a bassline and some subtle guitar notes instead of the early horns, it makes for a nice contrast.
Man From Iyuwn follows this as a drum chanting session to Hail the Man from Iyuwn. Up next is Rasta Sure, a beautiful tune where Jesse Jendahproclaims his surety that good will prevail over evil. The next song, Middle East, with its catchy guitar riff, talks about the taking of the Kush land by all of the different peoples since a time long ago. The following track is about the system failing the Juvenile. This track once again has some great saxophone over the riddim, making a nice combo with Jesse Jendah‘s conscious lyrics. Coming next is Obamanomics, where King Furnace asks Obama where he got the money from over an interesting riddim. The original Boom Draw comes on next, which is a similar riddim to the Remix, with a big bassline, but is mixed differently and has some different effects and sounds but is equally big. Leonard Howell is up next with a great overall sound Jesse Jendah speaks the truth of history and asks some important questions. Burn Swag finished up this album with a boom. A royal record from Jesse Jendah, make sure to check this album and treat your ears, mind and soul.
LuvRasta Sipcup from 2012 and produced in the Bronx, New York by Majestic Fire brings a different sound to Jesse Jendah‘s vibe. Kicking off with LuvRasta, Jesse declares his love for King Selassie I in a royal tune. Followed up by an herbalist anthem Sipcup is a big sound you will not want to miss. This tune brings a mighty bassline that makes you want to get up and move. Jendah talks about his ital herbs and his chalice in this tune as he sings:
“Sipping on my Sipcup, marijuana Kush mi sipping up. Chalice ah di Highest Iditation.”
Iyuwn Rap is up next, where Jendah brings a lyrical light to the world of rap. Sweet Sue featuring Teddy Selassie followed by Luva Jendah are two love tunes over some deep riddims. Next is a tune demanding Reparation from babylon. A large riddim drops, as Jesse Jendah asks the Rude Bwoy why all this crime ah gwaan. This tune brings a nice bassline with some interesting reverb to echo this message through your brain. Little Boy Jew brings a story about Rome’s system with a reggae hip-hop fusion style. Lodge Rapper finishes up the album talking about how enough of the rappers today step like a Mason in a Lodge. This album brings a big sound and keeps your ears and mind interested with captivating and relevant lyrics.
King Furnace, also from 2012 and produced by Jesse Jendah comes with a subtly different vibe with large sounds and a royal vibe. With a focus on the problems of today and the New World Order. This album shows the furnace burning red hot. Starting out with London Lodge City and dropping into a huge hiphop style beat Rothschild Crash Banks with a nice vibe to the beat while Jesse speaks the truth of some of the economical crisis of today. Armageddon comes next with a simple roots riddim feel about it, asking “Why does it have to be this way?”
Next up is G20, a dancehall style tune putting the fyah upon the desire for world domination. Rasta Conquer comes with a high-pitched sound, telling you that the Rasta came to conquer. The following dancehall tune is about the Jambah Ganja. An irie meditation comes next with Song of Life featuring Tashia Star. This ones a simple and familiar beat with some good male and female combinations of singing and conscious and positive lyrics. Jesse Jendah shows the rap game what’s up with hot lyrics in Game On, which is followed by Yobuma Sitolbe bigging up Mama Africa. Afuraska with Ras Isiah comes on next, with a big sound over a classic Kiddus I / Rockers riddim. Sadom Weak comes fi unveil and burn the wickedness out of the unclean livities of today. Following this is a catchy tune Sulumbumbum and finalizing the album we have Uno Dos, a dancehall tune about a spanish woman.
Nu Ible – The Books of King Furnace from 2013 and produced by Iorn Chef in Appalacian Mountain, North Carolina. This album brings a new production sound to the King Furnace’s voice with a deeply spiritual feel including large bass and keys along with a plethora of drums and interesting wind instruments. This album starts with a rather futuristic sound as Jesse drops his tune Countryman. This tune has some great lyrics focusing on the fact that “Countryman bun down politician”, Jesse Jendah brings wisdom to your ears. Perfect Humans comes on next with its interesting wind instrument sounding like a flute; this tune has a meditative vibe as Jesse sings about how what he wants is to see perfection in humanity.
The following tune, Yes Iah, overflows with Jesse‘s flow about King Selassie I, bringing in some singing on the chorus. A giant herbalist tune comes up next, Jambah Plantation talks about planting the herbs and many different varieties. With an interesting flute like instrument again, Jesse makes sure you overstand that herb is the Rastaman’s foundation. Coming with the next tune She’s From Namibia, this one is about a girl working in Cape Town, from Namibia. A xylophone-sounding instrument and a big bassline make this tune have a profound rhythm to it, and Jesse Jendah comes to tell a story over this riddim.
The next tune, Treat I Like A King is about a love with a woman, as Jesse sings “Oh woman of this creation, treat I like a King” over some unique instruments and sounds. Ibrotherman drops next and King Furnace asks the government about many relevant problems of today, over a simplistic beat with a deep feel to it. Rain Dancer is about a girl who loves to dance in the rain, over a nice keyboard sound with effects. 1 Tru Luv takes the flutelike instrument to a whole new level as Jesse asks: “Where is that love, that 1 Tru Luv?” The guitar combining with synthesizer and this wind instrument makes for a beautiful symphonic sound as the song continues. The album finishes up with a piece of wisdom titled Fast Food Drugstores. The world needs to hear this tune and put down the fast food because its drugs. As Jesse puts it, as he talks about these fast food additive chemicals, this fast food is “…more addictive than crack cocaine and heroine.” King Furnace brings forth extremely relevant lyrics as he comes ahead of his time enlightening the people with his ability to not only sing but to flow conscious, relevant, and awakening lyrics as well.
All four of these albums have a large sound, with a great feel and superb lyrical content and need to be listened to by any music lover. Check them out, and get a feel for Jesse Jendah aka King Furnace. Purchase on digital outlets and comment and like if you enjoy what you hear.