Editors' Notes Gyptian flashes one of the most intoxicating and seductive voices in 21st-century Jamaica, paying tribute to Kingston's past but moving against the island's dominant dancehall sounds. Preferring to plead rather than growl, going smooth rather than gruff, Gyptian rides a nyabinghi beat instead of a digital one on the sax-tinged “Serious Times” and purrs alongside the piano of “Hold You.” So potent is his croon that it tempers the Auto-Tune of “Mama” and provides the honeyed hook for Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal's cover of Culture's righteous classic “Jah Jah See Dem.”

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