Alley Cat the Imperial has dropped his new album Dancehall Knowledge Volume 1 which is set to take the world by storm. The album shows the growth, maturity that he has experienced as an artiste from his ‘break through' days in the 1990s with hit songs such as Girls Tour and Hot Gal. This album by far shows a more spiritual, wiser, conscious, positive and militant Alley Cat.
Dancehall Knowledge Volume 1 was produced by Alley Cat himself, on his Imperial Production label. It consists of 17 tracks including powerful songs such as 'Mr. Reality', 'I Am The Best', 'The World Keeps Turning' which features Florida based R&B singer Tenor Blue, the very spiritual 'Burning Prayer' which starts the album. It also has soul stirring song 'All My Life' featuring Fiona which addresses the hardship faced by the less fortunate and the corruption happening in the society. He sings praises to the 'mother land' Africa with the song Mamma Africa.
In describing the album he said, "It is positive, political, rebellious, uplifting. It deals with a lot of social issues. The songs are lasting they will not come and just die out."
The album was launched recently in Kingston, Jamaica at the Asylum Night Club and saw a wide cross section of players in the music industry coming out in their numbers to support the deejay. Artistes who came out in support includes Tyrical, the Monster Hempire, Mitch who appears on the album on the track Victory, Voice Mail, along with several upcoming artistes.
The songs will be distributed through the internet on iTunes and other major downloading networks. To date it has been getting overwhelming response, which speaks volume to the quality of the production.
Alley Cat recently shot a video for the song Mr. Reality that was released recently. It was directed by Macedon with the icon in local video, Asha as the Director of Photography.
With his sights set on taking his music to a higher level, he has a new management team led by Syl Gordon of Cell Block 321 who comes with an abundance of experience in the music industry.
"Right now I am looking forward to moving forward with my career positively," he disclosed. It's just hard work right now, we are heading for the top, we have the material and the determination to do it.
For more information on Alley Cat, you can check out his myspace at www.mypsace.com/alleycattheimperial.