Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Crying to the Nation by I Octane, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Crying to the Nation

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Editors’ Notes

Although 2012’s Crying to the Nation is Byiome Muir’s first official full-length release, he’s been a regular on the Kingston dancehall scene for some time. In the early ‘00s he cut a series of rugged sides for Germaine Davis’ renowned Penthouse imprint under the name Richie Rich. But by the middle of the decade he had changed his persona, incorporating more roots and R&B influences into his previously hardcore delivery and changing his name to I-Octane. As I-Octane, Muir has cultivated a mellifluous “singjay” style, fluidly shifting between staccato raps and raggedly sincere singing in a time-tested fashion favored by Jamaican DJs since the early ‘80s. The 16 tracks on Crying to the Nation are divided roughly evenly between heartfelt contemporary roots reggae, straight-ahead dancehall, and slick, R&B-inflected ballads like “Once More” and “L.O.V.E.Y.O.U.” Crying to the Nation’s production duties are shouldered by a host of marquee names, including Robert Livingston, Paul “Cashflow” Mitchell, and Shane “Jukeboxx” Brown.

Customer Reviews

Is it really dancehall? Who cares. It's awesome.

Has your favorite dancehall superstar recently been charged with multiple murders? Or perhaps another of your favorite DJs is serving 10 the hard way in the Federal Penn. So without Vybz and Buju what does dancehall have left? PLENTY. I-Octane has true talent and his positivity is both rare and precious in the current dancehall scene. Admittedly this is not a traditional dancehall record. It is very rootsy on some tracks. This album is closer to Gyptian than Vybz Kartel. But overall, it is an upbeat and positive collection of tracks. Big ups I-Octane. Dancehall needs your influence.

Good music

This is by far the best out there in the reggea and Dancehall catergory and would even compete with my R&B and Hip Hip in the European, Japan and Africa music market.

I must say i was surprise by the switch up in the album it was few less old song than i though, it is 9.99$ worth spend people support good music. I don't really buy any and any song, but i support good music and good artist.

So good, so nice!

Nice to hear positive music from Jamaica these days. Big up to Pupa Albo on track 15, Space For All of Us.

Crying to the Nation, I Octane
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings