OLDIES SUNDAY: ShineHead – Jamaican In New York (1993)


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Being a legal alien in New York, what do you know about that? How are your experiences so far? Today’s Oldies Sunday selection comes from ShineHead, who was signed to Elektra Records and heralded as one of the founding fathers of the Reggae Fusion where he incorporates Hip Hop music with Reggae lyrics. Titled “Jamaican In New York“, this is a Hiphop/Reggae cover of Sting’sEnglishman In New York“. This is one of ShineHead’s most memorable songs and reached #30 in the UK Singles Chart in April 1993. He went on to have many more hits and his latest effort was with legendary Hip Hop MC KRS One titled “Holiday Gift Style“. I don’t drink Coffee I drink Roots my dear…Check out the song and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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