Big Crown returns with another heavy double-sider by Liam Bailey and a big tune that is sure to get plenty of spins. Already premiering on my streaming app with an abundance of fan reactions, “Champion” catches the lyrical master Black Thought dropping a verse over the Leon Michels produced reggae banger designed to bust up woofers and blow out dance floors. Liam and Thought combine to sing praises to a woman worthy of all the admiration they can muster, and in doing so, they take what was already a classic to another level.
The B side is straight from the far flung corners of outer space. Producer Leon Michels strips down and revamps the album cut Ugly Truth, making room for the most special of guests, the one and only, Mr. Lee “Scratch” Perry. The Upsetter switches between singing and talking, one minute proclaiming his powers and the next playing with the title of the original tune. Some proper Lee Perry business alongside the already unstoppable chemistry of Liam Bailey and Leon Michels…An absolute Big Crown Surehot.