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December 9, 2014

4. Super Cat “Ital Stew (Favorite Menu)”


The teacher-apprentice relationship between Early B and Super Cat, respectively, is akin to the chef and sous chef. Early Bโ€™s โ€œSunday Dishโ€ preceded โ€œItal Stew,โ€ but overall Super Cat was influenced by Bโ€™s penchant for storytelling. โ€˜Catโ€™s accute attention to detail on โ€œItal Stewโ€ is reflective in the garden of ingredients in the vegetable mish-mash. He is most honest about the benefits of fresh vegetables helping him pass gas, as opposed to the congested feeling of drinking processed boxed juice and sweet buns on an empty stomach. And because eating is a communal event between Jamaicans, like a bashment party, Super Cat shouts out Early B and Burro Banton to help him cook his favorite menu. – Richard โ€œTreatsโ€ Dryden