I'm not sure how to describe a man as talented as Maxi Priest. No matter what style of music he sings, he does it all just right. As the saying goes, " good things come to those who wait", well "2 The Max" was worth the "wait" and it is definitely a "good thing".
I only wish it had 24 songs instead of I didn't find it quite lived up to his previous albums however there are spatterings of the 'old' Maxi with his number 3 track and a reworking of Wild World with Wycleff. Overall, it's an average CD but I'm still a fan! It's nice to hear Maxi singing again with a roots reggae feel once again; Maxi is a very soulful singer who strayed to much for commercialism in his recent albums. It's nice to hear he's back We love this CD! It's got a great vibe and a soothing reggae feel.
All songs are great! See all reviews from the United States. Top international reviews. Verified Purchase. Maxi Priest has come on very strong since he entered the British charts. His tunes has graced many a dance floor with his reggae style, a good buy at the price. Thank you for your feedback. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Maxi Priest was born in Lewisham , London, the second youngest of nine brothers and sisters. He first learned to sing in church, encouraged by his mother, who was a Pentecostal missionary. As a teenager, he lifted speaker boxes for the Jah Shaka and Negus Negast sound-systems. He was a founder member of Saxon Studio International , and it was with Saxon that Maxi began performing at neighbourhood youth clubs and house parties.
His cousin, Jacob Miller , a reggae icon, was the frontman in the popular reggae group Inner Circle. Priest's musical career began with him singing on the South London reggae soundsystem Saxon Studio International , after which some independent single releases followed. His first major album , Maxi titled Maxi Priest in the US and Canada , was released in , and, along with his cover of Cat Stevens ' " Wild World ", established him as one of the top British reggae singers.
His duet with Shaggy in , " That Girl ", was also a hit in the United States, peaking at number twenty. In the latter half of his recording career, Priest has favoured working alongside other artists, both established and up-and-coming.
It was reported in some newspapers in the Birmingham area, including the Birmingham Mail on 13 March , that Priest would be replacing Ali Campbell as the new lead singer of UB40, and that he had recorded a cover of Bob Marley 's " I Shot the Sheriff " with the band, based on information from "an unnamed source close to the band.
He will only be appearing with them for this new recording.Jul 21, · Listen to music from Maxi Priest. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from Maxi Priest.