With his finely crafted lyrics, magical flow and snapping rhymes that sounds like a sweet rebellion call, Papa Style stays strong despite the passage of years and plays his explosive sounds and sharp lyrics like a riddim djinn. The man has become used to keep moving, stay out of control, and continues doing gigs, albums and tours at the full speed of its energetic flow. As if from outer space and like the turbulent artist he is, Papa Style shakes our habits and muddies the water to surprise and awake us.
Without breaking with his strong basics, his melodies ride the wave of Fast style, Rub a Dub, Sing Jay or Hip-Hop, especially handled by his favourite producers Manu Digital et Massif Boris (Danakil), who know how to deal with the singer’s verbal skills, fluttering pen and uncompromising flow even if from time to time, he knows how to slow down and breathe, for a song shared with Jamaican singer King Kong, gentle Brazilian singer Flavia Coelho or vigorous Little Franky. Anti-establishment and very prolific, Papa Style sets – with second album « Turbulent » – the basis of a committed and groovy universe, a world where vibe is natural and straightforward and shoots arrows everywhere to reach its target.
If his debut album « Alma de guerrero », awarded him the title of “Artiste Révélation” of the year at the Victoires du Reggae ceremony in 2014, his second opus should establish him for good as a major actor of reggae/ragga French – and why not international – scene. The assault begins now, so get ready, Papa Style is back in town and pulls the pin of an exhilarating sonic grenade. Sense and power, variety and freedom, tension and lightness, rarely an album title like “Turbulent” has been chosen more carefully. […]
« A modern, protesting and unconventional mind supported by excellent instrumentals and sharp lyrics goes through the entire album »
« Round System could sum up this album in which Papa Style shoots words with mastered accuracy (and a controlled velocity) – definitely his trade mark . He has lost nothing of his rebelliousness and steps it up a notch to reawaken our spirits. With his effective and prolific pen, Papa Style’s inspiration is not likely to run dry. »
La Grosse Radio