Jamaican icon Buju Banton unveils his first album on his own record label (christened in honor of his nickname, Gargamel).

Jamaican icon Buju Banton unveils his first album on his own record label (christened in honor of his nickname, Gargamel). True to his gravely voiced history, Banton drops incendiary lyrics over 17 dancehall tracks and staccato riddims, including the single "Nothing." On "Me & Oonu," Banton takes his turn on the monstrously popular riddim, made famous stateside by Tony Matterhorn's "Dutty Wine." Meanwhile, the political lyrics of "Who Have It" ("Who get them gun and tell them to shoot?") re-establish Banton as the voice of Jamaica's disenfranchised. With a good balance of dancehall beats, as well as fun and socially analytical lyrics, Banton sounds fully back in the game. -- Hillary Crosley