New Level Unlocked showcases everything that Alkaline has become, a modern Dancehall star.
I remember a couple years ago when Alkaline was first busting onto the scene and everyone would compare him to Vybz, and worry about the beef that would ensue if Alkaline challenged Vybz for top spot. Since then Vybz got himself incarcerated (some still think he’s innocent) and Alkaline really has risen to the top, battling for that top spot. Of course, he believes he is at the top, and goes as far as dissing Vybz and Poppy on “City”.
Some never were able to get passed his gimmicky look, colored contacts, skinny tattooed frame etc. but the thing is, his vocal style is as unique as his look, and if you are one of those that bought into it or was slowly won over by all of it, then this album is for you. No doubt.
New Level Unlocked showcases everything that Alkaline has become, a modern Dancehall star. His vocal style and delivery has been perfected and equally important is the production quality on this album thanks to DJ Frass.