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Although now based in Jamaica, Alberto D'Ascola, aka Alborosie, was born on an entirely different island, Sicily, which may help explain his eclectic approach to the native music of his adopted home. Alborosie displays a mastery of several styles of reggae, starting with the toasting he tosses off in "Rolling Like a Rock" and including some straightforward Bob Marley-style performing in "I Wanna Go Home" and "Grow Your Dreads." He tries lovers rock, accompanied by female vocalists, on "You Make Me Feel Good" (featuring Etana) and "Rude Bwoy Love" (with Perfect Harmony). And he seems to invent some reggae styles of his own on "Respect" (which features a sample of Burning Spear's "Marcus Garvey"), joining Junior Reid's message of self-esteem, "If you don't love yourself, no one will love you." Although "La Revolucion" name-checks Marley and Che Guevara, it ventures into a new brand of Spanish reggae. Some may find Alborosie less than pure as a reggae artist, but he brings new ideas to the style on 2 Times Revolution.


Born: 04 July 1977 in Marsala, Sicily, Italy

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Singer, songwriter, DJ, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Alborosie ended up being one of the more unlikely of Jamaica's dancehall and reggae stars. Born Alberto D'Ascola in Marsala, Sicily on July 4, 1977, the son of a retired police officer, Alborosie taught himself to play guitar, bass, drums, and piano and by 1993, when he was just 15, he was playing in the Italian reggae band Reggae National Tickets, billing himself as Stena. In 2001 he decided to leave the group for a solo career, and moved...
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2 Times Revolution, Alborosie
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  • $11.99
  • Genres: Reggae, Music
  • Released: 03 June 2011

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