Various Artists Young Lions Vol. 1
- Words: Eric K. Arnold
- Label: Jet Star
This collection shines a spotlight on Richie Spice, Jah Cure, Chuck Fenda, and I Wayne, the hottest new artists to hit the dancehall arena since the mid-‘90s renaissance that brought Capleton, Buju Banton, and Luciano to prominence. All of these artists share similar subject matter, but sheer talent overcomes the lack of thematic variation. Both the Spice/Fenda collaboration "Freedom" and I-Wayne‘s debut hit "Living In Love" are already classics, perhaps soon to be joined by Spice‘s "Mekey Burn" and Cure‘s "I Have A Dream" (both of which reprise Jacob Miller‘s "Tenement Yard"), and I-Wayne‘s "Rome A Crumble"-which strikes a balance between modern production and traditional Rasta themes.
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