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Terry Lynn Terry Lynn

Kingston’s Waterhouse has long been a breeding ground for top-notch Jamaican talent, but it’s never produced anyone quite like Terry Lynn. “Born in the ghetto/Where da gangsters roll by/And dem gunshot echo,” Lynn spouts, observing tenement yard socioeconomics on tracks like “Politricks,” “System,” and “IMF” with as much authority as Damian Marley or Bounty Killer. Such a revolutionary artist demands a progressive sonic template. Eschewing JA’s formulaic soundsystem scene altogether, she links with producers like Olivier Giacomotto, techno head John Acquaviva, and Jonathan Coe, whose industrial-strength uptempo bashment riddims hammer Lynn’s message home inna classic ragga-house/junglist stylee. It’s not dancehall music so much as avant-garde dance music, coming from a voice of the ghetto that demands to be heard at full volume.

2 comments Terry Lynn

Jimmy Jammer (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 09/25/2008 - 10:13

This album is wack, but it's no surprise that Eric K. Arnold loves it. He sucks. Go back to writing badly about hip hop.

Try South Rakkas Crew if you want some future dancehall bizness.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 09/26/2008 - 14:13

Firstly Jimmy, South Rakkas cater to the douche bag 416 crowd, so its no surprise that you're slurping it up. Secondly, if you actually listened to the album you would have realized that it is not dancehall. So go listen to the newest Kanye jam and save us your garbage comments.

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