Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Great work! - Kudos to Ruffi-Ann on debut album 'Save The Juvenile'

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Dancehall turned Reggae recording artiste Sharon 'Ruffi-Ann' Peterkin impressively created a combination of songs that address common issues and concerns be it personal, social or cultural, sounding new and totally improved on her Dean Fraser's Canon Production label produced debut album titled, 'Save the Juvenile'

Ruffi-Ann, once known as Lady Shabba one of the most aggressive female Dancehall artiste has transitioned nicely into a Reggae/Dancehall artiste on the sixteen track album distributed by VP Records.  "Save the Juvenile" does not only highlight Ruffi-Ann's maturity but also her personality which she demonstrated throughout the album.  As a mother, track (3) titled 'Concern' displayed a passionate side of the deejay as it relates to children well being, 'mi concern, bout di crime and violence, worse when di children dem a die, something must be done to protect we daughters and sons."  She also had a message for 'Careless Drivers' track 4, "you caan do a hundred ina thirty zone...you not focusing if you a use a phone...your life will fade away"  she sang.  Ruffi-Ann was fierce defending her turf on track (13) 'Nuh Bad Like Mi' citing "a Jah alone mi reckon every minute, every second" or seemingly un-bothered throwing off potential critics on track (6) 'Am Working' when she sang 'mi might caan hol a note like D'Major or work di saxaphone like Dean Fraser but Am Working nuh matter how much it is hurting."

Ruffi-Ann's album could not have been wholesome without a love song of some type and she took it on a personal level with track (12) 'Love You Like Me' but the ultimate album classic is 'Give It To Me,' track (9) a must listen, featuring her mentor Dean Fraser. 'Save The Juvenille' marks another milestone for this Spanish Town born artiste and take you on a nostalgic journey with her.  A journey that show off her strength, apt in thinking and confidence.  

By: Sophia Mckay