Shenseea dethrones Bob Marley in just an hour.

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18 Karat Reggae Gold 2021 : ONENESS
18 Karat Reggae Gold 2021 : ONENESS
Shenseea
Shenseea

It took only an hour for Jamaica’s queen of profanity, Shenseea, to dethrone the king of Reggae Music on the Reggae chart. For years Bob Marley has held down the number one spot with his “Legend” album but with the release of her debut album, “Alpha”, Shenseea has done what other reggae artists like Buju Banton, Popcaan, Vybz Kartel and Sizzla were not able to do.

Now to be fair, the album was available for pre-purchase before the actual release date, couple that with the copies bought by her management and label (all labels does this by the way), it might have taken a little more than an hour to dethrone the king of Reggae. However, facts are facts, and the bottom line is, right now the number one Reggae album is Shenseea’s Alpha.

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The lead dingle from the album is a song titled “Lick” which features rapper, Megan Thee Stallion. For those old enough to remember “Equal Rights” by Ishawna, Lick might sound tired, lazy, repetitive, and boring but for Shenseea’s young fanbase it was just what they needed to have them eagerly awaiting the album release.

While Shenseea’s delivery on her songs is above average it is the guest appearances that make the album worth listening to. Beenie Man brings back that 90s dancehall style on “Henkel Glue”. 21 Savage adds a little R&B flavor to the album. Then Offset appears on the song Bouncy, which probably would have been better as the lead single rather than the remake of Ishawna’s song with a different title.

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It will be interesting to see how long Alpha will hold on to the number one spot on the reggae chart. Fellow female dancehall artist Moni-Q Musique is more creative in her songwriting and her deliver is also on a higher level than Shenseea, however, she has yet to even give a date for her album release. So, unless Lady Saw decides to drop a surprise album, Shenseea should have an easy time being the top dog, or top bitch as her Shenyengs would say.

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