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Life Teachings
     

Life Teachings

by I-Wayne
 
On his third major release, reggae artist I-Wayne continues to mix the political with the romantic, but here, his Rastafarian attitude is expanded upon. Songs filled with conscious verses and empowering choruses meander in the style of free-flowing Rastas like Midnite, and the grooves are deep and extended, with many

Overview

On his third major release, reggae artist I-Wayne continues to mix the political with the romantic, but here, his Rastafarian attitude is expanded upon. Songs filled with conscious verses and empowering choruses meander in the style of free-flowing Rastas like Midnite, and the grooves are deep and extended, with many tracks pushing or crossing the five-minute mark. This increases the mystic feel of the powerful title track and the bold opener, "Burn Down Soddom," and yet "Empress Divine" is an accessible number that would sit fine on a Tyler Perry soundtrack while "The Fire Song" is a synthetic dancehall explosion with special guest Assassin at his sharpest. All of it flows together smoothly, with two risky cuts -- the skeletal "Drugs and Rum Vibes" and the spacy love song "Life Joy" -- adding some unexpected experimental touches. A "Can't Satisfy Her"-sized hit would make this the instant pick of I-Wayne's initial trilogy of albums, but as it is, it's the richest experience of the three and the crown jewel by roots standards.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2011
Label:
Vp Records
UPC:
0054645186827
catalogNumber:
1868
Rank:
188820

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Performance Credits

I-Wayne   Primary Artist
Paul Mitchell   Musician
Ansel Collins   Keyboards
Dalton Browne   Harmony
Donald Dennis   Bass
Sly Dunbar   Drums
Everton Gayle   Horn
Bongo Herman   Percussion
George Miller   Drums
Robbie Shakespeare   Bass
Christopher Birch   Keyboards
Paul Crossdale   Keyboards
Brendan Murphy   Musician
Nigel Burrell   Keyboards
Nikki Burt   Harmony
Samuel Grant   Horn
Mitchum Chin   Guitar
Kirk Bennett   Drums
Winston "Bo Peep" Bowen   Guitar
Daseca   Musician
Lamont "Monty Rankin" Savory   Guitar
Ernesto Mitchell   Musician
Romeo Gray   Horn
Geoffrey Star   Harmony
Christopher Smith   Harmony
Danny "Axeman" Thompson   Bass
Sherida Sharpe   Harmony
Althea Hamilton   Harmony
Sticky Thompson   Percussion
Paul Micca   Musician
Charlie Farqahson   Keyboards
Wilburn "Squiddley" Cole   Drums

Technical Credits

Paul Mitchell   Composer
Brendan Murphy   Composer,Producer
Nigel Burrell   Engineer
Chris Chin   Executive Producer
Patrick Henry   Producer
Louis Raffington   Art Direction
Craig Harrisingh   Composer
Imran Passard   Composer
Gareth Campbell   Composer,Producer
Ernesto Mitchell   Composer
David Harrisingh   Composer
Ronald Wright   Composer
Jeffrey Campbell   Composer
Cliffroy "I-Wayne" Taylor   Composer
Imran "Fire Peter" Passard   Producer
Shauna McKenzie   Composer
Ronald "Sunny Spoon" Wright   Producer
Craig Serani Marsh   Composer
Marcus Deacon   Composer,Producer

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