Toppa Top 10: The Best Caribbean Albums of 2014

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December 16, 2014

10. Jah Vinci – Ghetto Born


Jah Vinci’s smart, slept-on debut LP touches on just about everything happening in Jamaican music of late with its mix of throwback dancehall, EDM-infused tracks and conscious, roots reggae. The diverse mix of beats and heavyweight guest appearances from Beenie Man and Junior Reid never weigh the project down: Instead, the former Portmore Empire member’s versatility demands your attention. Ghetto Born is an album that feels deeply rooted in Jamaica, but has enough worldliness and crossover appeal to play all over. โ€”Saxon Baird