Monday, October 13, 2008

No. 3 ~ Tami Chynn

"The only thing other than disease, starvation, and slavery that the West brought to Jamaica"

Tami Chynn is the official hybridization of Jamaican rhythm and style with all the American packaging. Her progressive parentage has led this Jamaican native to discover her life as an ambassador of two worlds mingling in the medium of music, as is reflected in her noticeable vocal variations.

I would like to say that she has earned her spot as number 3 in the Pop Ten because she stood up and voiced her opinion, raised her talent as a protest against Western neglect of the islands, and was a staunch supported of women's rights.

Unfortunately she was entirely neglected by the mainstream music industry until she "made her voice more American".

Another point for Manifest Destiny... and another loss of dignity for us all.



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