Label: VP Records
Jamaican dancehall can be a rough-and-tumble world filled with gangsters, guns and booty-clapping -- not unlike its northern cousin. But if a singer like Usher smoothes out the rough edges in the U.S., Wayne Wonder does the job to perfection in Jamaica. Wonder serves up a steady diet of the words women need to hear, but he never panders: He plays it cool, even as he's promising eternal devotion and extremely dedicated lovemaking sessions. To add to the man's prowess, the dancehall-lite production is strictly top of the line.