Atlantic Records has had its fair share of success in bringing reggae to the masses.

Atlantic Records has had its fair share of success in bringing reggae to the masses. First it was through Atlantic-distributed VP Records artists Sean Paul, Wayne Wonder and Elephant Man. Now, it's Kevin Lyttle's turn. Like Wonder, Lyttle is a smooth soca crooner who combines R&B harmonies with pulsating dancehall riddims on this, his self-titled debut. The result is a fun, uptempo set that will have listeners on their feet. Its lead single, the highly infectious "Turn Me On," starts things up. An international hit that features Spragga Benz, "Turn Me On" is now a confirmed U.S. success. In this issue, the track breaks into the top five of The Billboard Hot 100. Lyttle and Benz also team for the catchy "I Got It." Other highlights include "My Love," "Never Wanna Make U Cry" and a cover of Terence Trent D'Arby's "Sign Your Name." Those desiring an album designed for summer fun need look no further.—RH

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