On Dec 6, 2011
I-Wayne will deliver a special performance at Bob Marley Museum in celebration of his latest album Life Teachings, available Oct 11 on VP Records. The private event is invitation only and will include press and industry tastemakers throughout Jamaica. Other artists set to perform are Tarrus Riley, Agent Sasco, Bongo Herman, Mutabaruka and Jah 9. The festivities kick off at 7pm and will come to a close at 11pm. The Bob Marley Museum is located at 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica.
Life Teachings is I-Wayne’s long-overdue album, following his 2007 sophomore release Book Of Life. The intricately-crafted album features organic rhythms rife with rugged basslines and one-drop drumbeats produced mostly by Patrick Z. Henry, who is responsible for 11 of the album’s songs and I-Wayne’s breakthrough hit “Can’t Satisfy Her.” On Life Teachings, I Wayne rejects materialism (“Wise and Fearless”), predicts the imminent downfall of Babylon (“Burn Down Sodom”), rails against the violence associated with “Drug and Rum Vibes,” exalts Rastafari’s holy herb (“Herb Fi Legalize”) and successfully ventures into dancehall terrain with “The Fire Song” featuring Agent Sasco and produced by Gareth Campbell.
Understanding the significance of creating a balance in life as well as in music, several songs on Life Teachings display a romantic sensitivity not often seen from I Wayne. “The Nile”, “Empress Divine”, “I Care For You” and “Life Service” each extol women who uphold natural livity (lifestyle). “Life Joy,” produced by Marcus “Icus” Deacon, is a hit bound, sultry R&B flavored duet featuring popular Jamaican songstress Etana. The resplendent roots reggae gem, “Real and Clean” is I Wayne’s sweetly seductive declaration of love set to an Irresistible one-drop beat.
Born Cliffroy Taylor, 32 years ago, the Kingston native, captivated fans in 2005 with his debut release Lava Ground and its trilogy of hits, “Can’t Satisfy Her,” “Living In Love” and “Lava Ground;” and in 2007 he released his second album Book Of Life, which also landed on Billboard’s Reggae chart. “Can’t Satisfy Her” is still considered one of the most captivating reggae tunes, which charted to no. 31 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the United States.