Duane Stephenson releases ‘Dangerously Roots’ Album Today

Singer-songwriter Duane Stephenson greatly impacted Jamaica’s musical landscape with his stunning introductory album From August Town (2008) and his sophomore effort Black Gold (2010), both released on VP Records. His heartfelt lyrics, sincere vocals, insightful commentaries and deeply-rooted spirituality make roots reggae a global force that lives on in the 21st century.

His album Dangerously Roots, released today on Kongstar Records / Greensleeves, expands on his talents and puts him amongst the new generation of roots artists who are revitalizing the genre. After spending the past three years touring as the vocalist with The Wailers, Duane makes a strong return to solo artist status. Stephenson enlists an all-star production team for his new album Dangerously Roots, including Jamaican heavyweights Clive Hunt, Dean Fraser, Christopher Birch, Phillip ‘Winta’ James and Donovan Germain. Guest appearances from Tarrus Riley, I-Octane, Lutan Fyah and Mutabaruka add impact to the 14-song set. The album’s latest single is contemporary remake of the 1981 Bunny Wailer classic “Cool Runnings,” which is accompanied by a stylish, retro-flavored music video.

1. Rasta For-I
2. Good Good Loving
3. Nah Play
4. Mutabaruka Intro
5. Jah Reign
6. Cool Runnings
7. Juline featuring I-Octane
8. Simply Beautiful
9. London Bridge
10. House Of Lies featuring Lutan Fyah
11. Come Right In
12. Ghetto Religion featuring Tarrus Riley
13. Dance For Me
14. Sorry Babylon
15. Run For Your Life
16. Mutabaruka Outro