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As Raw as Ever

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As Raw as Ever

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Shabba Ranks
genre:
Reggae/Ska

We gave it a C

Shabba Ranks has been called the Vanilla Ice of the Jamaican reggae/rap fusion known as dancehall, but As Raw as Ever isn’t that bad- just monotonous. The first of the dancehall superstars to get a big push in the States, Ranks sputters out rapid-fire chants about guns ‘n’ girls over a sketchy club beat. It all feels like a bit of a pose, and there’s nothing here half as good as Ranks’ 1989 hit ”Wicked in Bed.” C