Rhianna, Drake, Justin Beiber and even Beyoncé have all released crossover reggae hits that have made this genre of music a fan favorite as of late. It’s no secret that reggae music just doesn’t top the charts in North America, like they used to back during the reign of Sean Paul and Beenie Man. I believe we’ll be hearing a lot more artists tap into their inner Caribbean-selves before the year is up.
Until then, we have a track by Soca artist Imani Ray the, “American born Trini,” as she has proclaimed herself. “How You Lie” has a mainstream reggae feel that can make some head way on the airwaves as crossover reggae becomes more of a trend. Imani’s effortless vocals and simplistic lyrics creates the kind of track that is easy to love. We have a snippet for you here, but you can check out the full song on her website at www.imaniray.com/music.