Review: Seaview Gardens' maestro, Dexta Daps, amalgamates stories in his latest album, 'Trilogy.'
Dexta Daps, delivers an intriguing project (Photo: Jamar Cleary)
At the launch of his third album, coinciding with his 38th birthday, dancehall luminary Dexta Daps looked back on his triumphant musical journey while unveiling his 'Trilogy.' Methodically categorizing the 16 singles, the Seaview Gardens artists disclosed that 'Trilogy' effectively amalgamates three albums into one. Ranging from reality-infused tunes to sensuous melodies, heartfelt compositions, and tracks crafted for intimate moments, Dexta Daps skillfully weaves a diverse and captivating musical tapestry.
In the collaboration track 'OK' alongside fellow dancehall star Masicka, both artists demonstrate a remarkable skill in seamlessly intertwining thought-provoking lyrics, aiming to resonate with the youth in the ghetto. Dexta Daps also takes Chronic Law on a melodic journey through reality, employing his soft voice to convey a poignant narrative that harmonizes effortlessly with Chronic Law's well-known lyrical prowess.
Furthermore, in tracks like 'Strength' and 'Showers of Blessings,' Dexta showcases his versatility by not only presenting himself as an artist with appeal to a broad audience but also delivering compositions rich in profound messages.
Within the heart section of the album, compelling stories unravel as Dexta Daps collaborates with dancehall star Jada Kingdom in the track 'Purge,' offering a composition brimming with love. The enchanting Alaine lends her rare vocal ability to 'See It Yah,' a piece we've already had the pleasure of experiencing. Dexta further displays his adeptness in seamlessly fusing reggae influences in 'Indicted,' where catchy melodies and lyrical finesse interweave to craft a captivating love story.
In the explicit segment, an arena for which he is widely acknowledged, the artist effortlessly showcases his prowess, skillfully amalgamating diverse sounds that are sure to resonate on dance floors, particularly captivating the female audience. After all, he remains their favorite, doesn't he?
This is evident in the sensual tracks 'Unfair Truth' and 'Regret,' each offering a distinct sound. Not to be overlooked is the well-known 'Forever,' where he unabashedly declares his loyalty to the bedroom.
Dexta concludes the album with a bonus single 'Vanta Black', delivering a clear message to those who may doubt him.
The album is expertly crafted, with each track seamlessly transitioning into the next, creating a cohesive musical journey for the listener.
Dexta Daps delivers three different albums into one (Photo: Jamar Cleary)
Dexta Daps with Alaine (Photo: Jamar Cleary)