Book Of Life - I Wayne

The latest recording project from Jamaican roots singer, I Wayne took shape as his response to the message of violence and destruction he was hearing in hip hop and dancehall lyrics. You won’t find all the answers in his ‘Book Of Life’, but the album does play like a kind of ‘owners manual’. The roots singer says, “He simply wants to remind listeners that life is a gift which we should care and be grateful for.” Through his distinctive flow, the singer, who was born Cliffroy Taylor in the working-class Kingston suburb of Portmore, applies his ‘natural’ approach to issues from domestic strife to global politics. As he explains it, “Just appreciate life as it is and praise it." His message is wrapped in a smooth reggae vibe that the 28 year old has been refining since he was just 7 years old. I Wayne downplays the weight of his words in the Book Of Life. He says he’s “trying to keep it simple and real and just share some of the lessons life has taught him.” Guests vocalists in Lady G and there are some sweet riddims courtesy of Sly and Robbie.

Key Tracks: Book Of Life, No Vanity Love