Toppa Top 8: Eight Reggae Albums By Non-Reggae Stars

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January 29, 2013

Words by Jesse Serwer and Raine Martinโ€”

Willie Nelson Countryman

Snoop isn’t the first major act from another music genre to suddenly wake up and decide they want to be a reggae artist. Country icons, iconoclastic Irish singers and provocative French pop stars have all given in to the lure of Jamaican music, making similar left turns with varying levels of success and authenticity. Here’s a look at eight well-known and well-regarded, non-reggae artists who went all the way in, recording full-on reggae albums either in Jamaica, or at least with the help and support of some noted reggae producers and musicians.