While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the subgenre.
While Beenie Man may profess to be the king of the dancehall, few would argue that Lady Saw is indeed the queen of the subgenre. Being one of the few females in dancehall to consistently make her mark, Marion "Lady Saw" Hall continues to do just that on this, her seventh overall set. Lead single "Loser," which features Saw protege Ce'cile, is the dancehall equivalent to TLC's '90s smash "Scrubs"—with equally infectious results. Borrowing a popular riddim from Beenie Man's "Dude," Saw takes a similar "I don't need a man" approach with "Man Is the Least." She talks trash with the best of them on the sing-songy "I've Got Your Man." Much of the appropriately titled "Strip Tease" is the same— sexually explicit lyrics set over infectious riddims. That said, the red-hot disc should heat up the fall.—RH
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