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Album Review

The tide of taste in Jamaica is finally beginning to turn away from hard, hip-hop-derived beats and violent, slack lyrics and toward rootsier and more organic rhythms. The timing couldn't have been better for the young I Wayne, whose voice is one of the sweetest, most natural-sounding instruments to appear on the reggae scene since Johnny Clarke was recording for Bunny Lee, and whose preoccupations are the same as those that informed the best music of the roots era: the divinity of Haile Selassie, the wickedness of Babylon, the perfidy of women. (Those themes don't always lead to edifying lyrics, but they do tend to inspire deeply satisfying grooves.) His debut album is a well-balanced collection of neo-roots anthems that deal with the reality of Rastafari and the dangers of technology ("Rastafari Liveth"), the superiority of natural living ("More Life"), the dire future of Babylon ("Keep Burning Rome"), and the fact that women should not be prostitutes and should do whatever he tells them to ("Ready Fe Live Up"). As is usually the case with roots reggae, especially of the last few years, the thin line between righteousness and self-righteousness is blurred and sometimes even eradicated, to irritating effect. But man, those grooves.

Customer Reviews

I-Wayne review

A true celebration of reggae music. I-Wayne is pushing reggae in a wonderfully positive direction. "Living In Love" is an outrageously smokin hit, a refreshing new reggae anthem that makes you want to get up and skank it out. Fire Starr is a powerful guest on track 13 who I would have liked to hear more of. All around strong album showing quite a bit of versatillity in the artist.

I-Wayne is the Truth

Don't sleep on this artist. I-Wayne is the truth and so is Lava Ground. Don't sleep...

A rasta recomends

solid album, lava ground the song is very tight. good mellow beats and great voice, a good buy.

Biography

Born: 1980 in Portmore, Jamaica

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Recalling the reggae sound of the ‘60s and ‘70s, contemporary roots reggae singer I-Wayne (born Cliffroy Taylor) hails from Portmore, Jamaica. After a string of singles that were minor hits, the singer hit big time with 2004’s cautionary tale “Can't Satisfy Her.” It would land on his 2005 album, Lava Ground, which was followed two years later...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Reggae, Music, World
  • Released: Aug 22, 2005

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