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