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Lyrical Gangsta With his sweet, singsong tenor offsetting abrasive dancehall reggae backbeats, Ini Kamoze manages to straddle two worlds on Lyrical GangstaLyrical GangstaHip-Hop/Rap With his sweet, singsong tenor offsetting abrasive dancehall reggae backbeats, Ini Kamoze manages to straddle two worlds on Lyrical Gangsta1995-08-11
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Lyrical Gangsta

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Ini Kamoze; Producer (group): EastWest, EEG

With his sweet, singsong tenor offsetting abrasive dancehall reggae backbeats, Ini Kamoze manages to straddle two worlds on Lyrical Gangsta. Carried along by jagged cadences, each song packs an album’s worth of hooks and simple melodies. Maybe that’s why his fans can be found from Milan’s showrooms to Kingston’s shanties. And why several record companies fought to sign him. B+

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