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World Music CD Reviews Reggae & Caribbean

YELLOWMAN

By Tom Pryor

Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
Greensleeves Reggae Classics

Back in the early '80s, dancehall reggae was on the ascendant and there was still plenty of room for the outsize personalities that made the genre so irresistible in its heyday. One of the most flamboyant personalities ever to rock the dancehall was Yellowman (a.k.a. Winston Foster) who surely needs no introduction, since his domination of the dancehall in the early ?J80s was total. Though primarily a singles artist, 1984's Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt was a lewd, cocky and hilarious ghetto communique that showcased a masterful lyrical flow, and "Body Move" and the title track still sound fresh today.