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I Wayne

Recalling the reggae sound of the ‘60s and ‘70s, contemporary roots reggae singer I-Wayne (born Cliffroy Taylor) hails from Portmore, Jamaica. After a string of singles that were minor hits, the singer hit big time with 2004’s cautionary tale “Can't Satisfy Her.” It would land on his 2005 album, Lava Ground, which was followed two years later by Book of Life. Both albums were released on the VP label, as was the singer's 2011 effort, Life Teachings.


I Wayne (born Cliffroy Taylor, Portmore, Jamaica), is a roots reggae singer. He is known for his hit singles "Living In Love" and "Can't Satisfy Her" from his debut album, Lava Ground.

I Wayne was raised by his aunt and her husband Ansell Collins, a renowned keyboard player. This young artist has been refining his craft since age seven. Coming from a musical family, I Wayne had first made his venture into performance as a student at Greater Portmore High School, joining a local group Vibes Machine. The group, consisting of singers and DJs, used to perform at afterwork parties at popular clubs such as Cactus and Asylum. One night, the artiste was forced to perform alone due to the fact that his bandmates were running late. The response was tremendous, and I Wayne was motivated to perfect his solo act.

In the summer of 2004, Wayne released Can't Satisfy Her, in the new wave of reggae. The track was reportedly the first roots reggae song to be added to the influential Hot 97 playlist.

In November 2004, I Wayne signed a recording contract with VP Records to release his debut album, Lava Ground. Lava Ground was praised for returning to reggae's "essential roots" in contrast to popular reggae artists who induce listeners to "dance and groove to their carefree music".

I Wayne’s first week sales from his second album Book of Life (6 November 2007) took him straight to the top of the Billboard chart at the #4 spot in the reggae category.

I Wayne was motivated to perfect his solo act

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