Review: Gyptian’s Sex, Love And Reggae – when dancehall goes pop

Review: Gyptian – Sex, Love And Reggae
After major success in 2010 with Hold Yuh (thanks to a remix guest vocal from one Nicki Minaj), Jamaican dancehall artist Gyptian veers off into markedly more pop/r’n’b territory for his fourth album.
Steered by executive producer Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis, Sex, Love And Reggae goes largely for a breezy party vibe that feels calculated for crossover success.
Gyptian’s smooth tones suit this well, though, and although the roots reggae sensibilities are dialled down, he still plumps for romance and respect in his lyrics.
The laydeez on board this time are Empire State Of Mind writer Angela Hunte (lead single Vixen), Melanie Fiona and Estelle. And at 17 tracks you get bang for your buck, with everything from the juddering dancehall of I’m So to a perky cover of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors.Review: Gyptian – Sex, Love And Reggae
After major success in 2010 with Hold Yuh (thanks to a remix guest vocal from one Nicki Minaj), Jamaican dancehall artist Gyptian veers off into markedly more pop/r’n’b territory for his fourth album.
Steered by executive producer Jerry ‘Wonda’ Duplessis, Sex, Love And Reggae goes largely for a breezy party vibe that feels calculated for crossover success.
Gyptian’s smooth tones suit this well, though, and although the roots reggae sensibilities are dialled down, he still plumps for romance and respect in his lyrics.
The laydeez on board this time are Empire State Of Mind writer Angela Hunte (lead single Vixen), Melanie Fiona and Estelle. And at 17 tracks you get bang for your buck, with everything from the juddering dancehall of I’m So to a perky cover of Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors.

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