Just Like That
The Grandmaster is Belize's finest dub-poet. Just Like That.. includes sixteen songs based on many of his best-known poems, accompanied with an eclectic mix of instruments ranging from Creole, Garifuna and African percussions to Maya K'ekchi' guitars. "This has been one of the most gratifying recording experiences I have ever had" commented producer and musician Ivan Duran. "I hope this album marks a new departure for our music, where lyrics will become more meaningful and relevant. I believe this is the most straightforward and innovative album ever produced in Belize" added Duran. With topics dealing with issues such as corruption, police brutality, poverty, love and politics, the album also stands to become a controversial one. "Freedom of speech? Why we say we have freedom of speech if we are afraid to say what we really want?" comments Grandmaster. "In this album I tell it like it is, raw, Just Like That... I know people will respect that". The compact disc also includes a multimedia portion that when inserted into a computer gives the user full transcriptions of the lyrics along with several artist photos, a web-link and a surprise bonus track. The elegant digipak package also includes a 24 page booklet with lyrics and song credits.