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Voice of Jamaica (Expanded Edition)


Download links and information about Voice of Jamaica (Expanded Edition) by Buju Banton. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Electronica, Dancefloor, Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dancehall, World Music, Dance Pop genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 01:09:06 minutes.

Artist: Buju Banton
Release date: 1993
Genre: Electronica, Dancefloor, Reggae, Roots Reggae, Dancehall, World Music, Dance Pop
Tracks: 17
Duration: 01:09:06
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No. Title Length
1. Searching 4:15
2. Red Rose 3:55
3. Commitment 3:17
4. Deportess (Things Change) 3:55
5. No Respect 4:00
6. If Loving Was a Crime 4:54
7. Good Body 3:54
8. Wicked Act 3:53
9. Tribal War 3:48
10. A Little More Time 3:54
11. Him Take off 3:39
12. Willy (Don't Be Silly) 4:55
13. Gone a Lead 3:43
14. Make My Day 5:06
15. Operation Ardent 3:55
16. Vigilante (bonus version) 4:02
17. Deportees (Things Change) [Tan So Back Haul Up Mix] 4:01



After two straight years of setting the Jamaican dancehall scene on fire, Buju Banton released his major-label debut, Voice of Jamaica. The sound is professional and polished, giving Banton a new gravitas that was missing from his precocious independent releases. He carries himself as a king, with the utmost control and authority over his craft. The blueprint is the same as in years past, but the luxurious production design makes Banton’s music more elegant and timeless. He delves into all types of songs, from bombastic dancehall (“Red Rose,” “Gone a Lead,” “Deportess (Things Change)”) and tough slow-churning riddims (“No Respect,” “If Loving Was a Crime,” “Him Take Off”) to moments of almost delirious sweetness (“A Little More Time,” “Make My Day”). The influence of American R&B and rap is more prominent than in years past, and Banton even turns in a convincing slice of New York–style hip-hop with “Wicked Act.” Though fans seemed to love his gruffness most when it was contrasted with softly sugarcoated tunes, Banton never changed his tune. Regardless of its setting, his voice was as precise as it was rugged, an instrument of jubilant fury.