Words by Jesse Serwer—
With his frenetic, nimble chatting style and addictive hits like “Tic Toc” and “Da Style Deh,” Busy Signal has held down a steady place at the front of the dancehall pack for most of the last decade. But the versatile deejay has taken a different path with his fourth full-length album. Reggae Music Again, out today through VP Records, sees “Hott Ed” voicing a full LP’s worth of reggae rhythms produced by longtime collaborator Shane Brown.
There’s nuff sunny feelgood business (see lead single “Come Over”) but really grabbing our attention are the darker-hued tunes like “Modern Day Slavery” and “119,” the latter featuring some murderous guest vocals from the one and only Joe Lickshot as well as Anthony Redrose. Sample Reggae Music Again below (offered here exclusively thanks to VP), buy it here, and tell us what you think of Busy’s new direction in the comments.