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Rasta Jamz

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Razor & Tie

Is Third World the most radical roots band you’ve ever enjoyed? Is Shaggy the deepest dancehall to penetrate your eardrums? Wasn’t Snow just da ras clot bomb? Is Maxi Priest your definition of reggae? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, what the *$%#! is your problem?

Or, rather, this is the CD for you. About every crossover dancehall song of the last 15 years is on this disc. Yes, Snow is here as well as Ini Kamoze, Inner Circle, Patra, Born Jamerican and, of course, Shaggy, Maxi Priest and, you guessed it, Shabba! They’ve even thrown in “Murder She Wrote” for the real ole schoolers.

Seriously, for pop dancehall fans, this is the ultimate compilation. This is the perfect CD for a wine and cheesy party. No, this is a fun disc, but any real reggae head worth her locks would not be caught dead with this in the collection.

Razor and Tie: http://www.razorandtie.com/


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