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One in a Million
Yellowman
One in a Million
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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An essential for Yellowman heads, this nine-track set corrals some of the hard-working reggae rhymster's finest musical moments. Stateside reggae purists view him as the "anti-Bob," the salacious jokester who piloted regga...  more »

      
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All Artists: Yellowman
Title: One in a Million
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shanachie
Release Date: 12/12/1989
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Style: Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351440327, 016351440310, 016351440341, 803680468050

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An essential for Yellowman heads, this nine-track set corrals some of the hard-working reggae rhymster's finest musical moments. Stateside reggae purists view him as the "anti-Bob," the salacious jokester who piloted reggae's nosedive into its sex and drum machine- driven dancehall phase after Bob Marley's death. But One in a Million proves that the albino orphan who captivated the early 1980s reggae scene is one of the music's seminal mic rockers. The delightfully sly and sexy "Morning Ride" is a paradigm of reggae toasting style. "Operation Eradication" hits like a bulletin from the front in the ongoing war between corrupt police and ghetto sufferas. One In A Million even includes "Them Mad Over Me," the Yellowman anthem. --Elena Oumano

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Nice and toasty!
Rob Solo | San Diego, CA USA | 02/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yellowman mashes it up in this excellent album. It is definitely one of his best. It features his early Toasting/DJ style and he reminds us that in his prime there was nobody better. You can't miss with this album. Highly recommended."
Best of it's kind
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 08/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hmmm.. Yellowman as the "anti-Bob" who began reggae's nosedive into sex and drum machines? Well, it's true that dancehall is to reggae what gangsta rap is to classic soul and R&b,and Peter Tsoh in particular spoke out against Yellowman and his contemporaries. but Yellow man was clearly the best of that genre. Songs here like "Shorties", Operation Eradication" (see if you can stop singing this to yourself after hearing it) and my favorite "Lover's Corner," which takes his chanting style to new heights, have a jivey charm and apppeal far beyond the jabbering jackasses that came in Yellowman's wake. "GREEEEAAT JAMAICAN KETCHUP!" Pretty soon you too will be "A mad ovah him.""