“Ultra reality rap!” – PRI / The World.
“One of the Best and Important album I have heard” – The Strand / BBC
“Love the Rhymes, Love the Visuals” – American Route
“praCh Ly is the most authoritative voice in Khmai and Khmai-American rap. ( Dalama…”memoirs of the invisible war.” ) not only shows his music taking on new beats and new sounds from traditional and other sources. The lyrics focus have a new focus on all of the Cambodian tragedy from 1970 to the present. Aware, furious, respectful, precise — this is political writing at its finest. Like Nelson Mandela had rapped when he was young.- praCh is the undisputed King of Khmer and Khmer-American rap! ”
* GEOFF RYMAN – is an award winning author of 253, the world’s first internet novel,
and the cult classics WAS and LUST. His most recent full-length novel, The King’s Last Song.
” It is a coincidence that we connected on the 17th of April and that I got to hear your soul on a day that all our souls cry out because justice has yet to be served to our loved ones who died and disappeared without a trace, exactly 35 years ago. Your music is very creative, your voice rich with your Battambang accent and your words cover a full agenda that is political and demand action. I hear frustration, I hear confrontation but I also hear hope. ONE CANNOT TAKE THIS ALBUM LIGHTLY AND I THANK YOU FOR THE VERY HARD WORK , VERY HONEST AND VERY BOLD AND RAW CRY FOR JUSTICE FOR OUR PEOPLE. YOU NAME AND SHAME THOSE WHO ARE NEVER SATISFIED WITH THEIR GREED. THEY MAY NOT LISTEN TO YOU BUT THEIR CHILDREN DO AND THERE IS HOPE FOR CHANGE. It is a very rich album, praCh ! THANK YOU , IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY AND JUSTICE. WITH BEST WISHES FOR SUCCESS.”
* SOCHUA MU – Activist, Humanitarian, * Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Vital Voices Human Rights Global Leadership Award, Honorary PhD in Law from Guelph University, Eleanor Roosevelt Award for leadership in human rights.
” I LOVE the new album! I just got to LA for the ‘ New Moon’ premiere — which looks like it will be chaos — but it was an amazing break to forget all that and listen to Dalama today. Awesome work…. ” praCh’s voice is a David to the Goliath of history ! This thing has the drama of the work of a fine rapper/artist and the scope of epic poetry! – Awesome ” My review to you is that I am proud to know you!
* DAVID BRISBIN – production designer for Twilight’s New Moon, The Day the Earth Stood Still, the Exorcism of Emily Rose, City of Ghost, Dead Presidents, Nice Hat!
“WOW, VERY POWERFUL!! You’re incredible !! The album is nothing less than social revolution !! I am deeply impress with the depth of lyrics and your detailed following of social issues and Cambodian politics. Even though you’re physically faraway, your soul and spirit are here; I feel it in your lyrics and the songs’ beat and energy. I love your creative mixture of old and new; Khmer and English – a tribute and recognition of what had gone on before and paying special tribute to that and then communicating that to this generation… You have a real gift and I admire your passion to use this gift to address substantive issues, in addition to just pure entertaining. I am now coming to the end of the album, having listened to all of them in one sitting… THANK YOU SO MUCH for allowing me to hear this, a very special privilege I take to heart. MORE POWER TO YOU, my friend!!
* THEARY C. SENG – Activist, Author, Humanitarian, Lawyer. Daughter of the Killing Fields: Asrei’s Story. Cambodian Center for Justice & Reconciliation. founding director of CIVICUS: Center for Cambodian Civic Education
“I finally got a chance to sit down and listen to your new CD – and I just wanted to tell you I loved it. They’re very different works, but in some ways DALAMA 3, in it’s conceptual ambition and flow, reminds me of one of my favorite albums – Prince’s LOVESEXY. And I really enjoyed the going back and forth between English and Khmer. Please keep me informed on your progress with this fascinating CD!
* ROBIN LEE – music, editor. Star Wars: episode V, Star Wars: episode Vl, the English Patient, Toy Story, Godfather part lll, I RIDE, Rice Field of Dreams.
“Upon receiving the opportunity to listen to his album, I thought that each song, like Cambodia, was so unfathomable in its emotions and history. The album like what has been said, teaches and informs us of the unforgotten atrocity of Khmer rouge. It does not preach. praCh shows his heritage and love for his culture with taste and does so successfully. Like all of the classics who have gone before praCh, like that of Sin Sisamouth and Ros Serey Sothea, and among others, praCh Ly has lived up to them. He and like others have shown that of the years we, as minorities who are starting here and making our new lives here, have come so far. Good job praCh and thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn more about your heritage.”
* BEE VANG, Lead Actor : Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino
“I feel that stylistically this is what true rap is. Forget about all the fluff that is in the modern rap industry—manicures, threaded eyebrow and posers. Your album makes me appreciate rap and feels “old skools”, but in a new way. I long for the days that rap will return to this expression, and I think you’ve put your finger on it. Also, the political expression you put into it, again, I really LOVE it. This is what I call “pure rap” unadulterated rhymes with raw power to move the hills and mountains, and you’re one of the few masters of it. Thanks again for this gift to the world.”
*David N. Andrzejewski.