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  • Bonafide [Charisma, 1990] C+

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Bonafide [Charisma, 1990]
The Fat Boys have had a reggae hit. So have the Bellamy Brothers. So why not a pop-funk hit for a black Brit liteweight? Catchy on jezebels and dull on world peace, he tries to shore up the formula with subtle touches rather than simple conviction, and back in Kingston, oldtime bizzers from Byron Lee to Edwin Seaga are smiling. They knew it all along--though Jah did give them a scare. C+