by: Garnett Silk

Armed with a haunting and distinctive voice, plus shockingly conscious lyrics during a time when dancehall music was full of gun and sex references, Garnett Silk helped lead dancehall toward a more positive direction during the '80s and much of the '90s, until his death in 1996. Unfortunately, Journey released posthumously, does little to reflect the impact that his music still has on reggae. Filled with bland songs that the crooner did when he started out as a DJ, only "Wicked" and "Mama choir a cappella" come close to the deep soulfulness that Garnett Silk fans are used to. ~ Rosalind Cummings-Yeates

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