Gyptian brings real reggae roots with a contemporary vibe of Pop, R&B, Soca, and Dancehall with his latest album release Sex, Love, & Reggae. The highly anticipated senior album is his latest project since the release and success of his third album, Hold Yuh, which saw international recognition for its title track “Hold Yuh”. The single peaked at number 77 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Charts in the U.S., number 16 on the U.K. Singles Chart, and number 69 on the Canadian Hot 100. Trinidadian-born superstar Nicki Minaj remixed the single not too long after it’s official release. Regular radio play in the Caribbean and in North America helped launch Gyptian as a mainstream artiste.
Gyptian rose from humble beginnings. Born Windel Beneto Edwards in the countryside of St. Andrew, Jamaica, he started his career after working with Earl “Chinna” Smith, a legendary guitarist known for his productions with the great Bob Marley. Under the mentorship of Smith, Gyptian went on to release two hit singles, “Is There A Place” featured on the Seasons Riddim and “Serious Times” featured on his debut album, My Name Is Gyptian. In 2008, he released his sophomore album I Can Feel Your Pain. Until his 2010 record Hold Yuh, Gyptian was labeled as more of a conscious musician than a dancehall artiste having recorded songs such as “Beautiful Lady”, “Mama” and “True Confessions”.
The Reggae popstar’s extensive catalog of one drop and dancehall tracks highlights his evolution as an artist and foreshadows his breakthrough into the urban market with Sex, Love, & Reggae. Gyptian spices things up with seductive singles, sultry vocals, and a distinctive tone in a compilation that will make you want to sing along. As he recounts his wild adventures with women, he tells a bedtime story strictly for a grown and sexy audience.
On the album cover Gyptian is photographed topless displaying his chocolate profile and sexy physique with multiple manicured hands sprawled across his chest and chizzled abs. Gyptian proclaims his domain as the Casanova of the Caribbean similar to how Trey Songz stole the hearts of the ladies with R&B album Ready.
The 18-track album from VP Records introduces a new era of modern dancehall and reggae vibes with a sensual flair. The sounds of one-drop reggae, hard- core dancehall, and American R&B are distinctive throughout the compilation.
Gyptian’s sexy vocals make the ladies tick-tock all night long in Non Stop. The flow of the album transitions into summer time melodies in Overtime and Turn Me On. Gyptian slows it down with rock steady tracks Wine Slow and a cover of Gregory Isaacs’ hit, Number One.
Sex, Love, & Reggae wows listeners with its line-up of collaborations. Gyptian teamed up with Differentology’s Bunji Garlin. He hits a soft spot with love songs One More Time featuring songstress Melanie Fiona and Majestic Love with UK Pop singer Estelle. The sexy duets show a sensitive side of Gyptian alongside two phenomenal female vocalists. But it’s the edgy single with singer/songwriter Angela Hunte that keeps you wanting more; Vixen.
The album is packed with powerful productions from VP’s prodigy Christopher Chinn. This musical masterpiece is a work of art visually and audibly for its International and Caribbean appeal. The outstanding collaborations are embraced from all corners of the music industry. Caribbean artiste Gyptian deserves 4.5 out of 5 stars for this artistic compilation. From the creative cover art to the crazy dance tracks this album sends electric energy from your speakers directly to your feet. What are you waiting for? Go ahead and download it.
- G Spot
- A Reggae Morning
- Be Alright
- I’m So
- Vixen ft. Angela Hunte
- Sex, Love and Reggae ft. Angela Hunte & Bunji Garlin
- Non Stop
- Wet Fete ft. Kes The Band
- Turn Me On
- Wine Slow
- One More Time ft. Melanie Fiona
- Majestic Love ft. Estelle
- Good Girl
- True Colors
- My Number One
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