Some singers have a voice; Cherine Anderson has a cannon. And pity the fool who ends up in her crosshairs. Like the poor sap who inspired her new tune, “Talk If Yuh Talking.” My condolences, dude.
Cherine’s got a new nine-track EP called The Introduction Dubstyle, but she really should need no introduction. That was her singing with Chuck Fenda on the sultry duet “Coming Over Tonight.” She’s put in mad work with Sly & Robbie, toured the world with Michael Franti & Spearhead, and appeared on official remixes with the likes of Madonna, Britney Spears, Wyclef Jean, and some guy named Sir Paul McCartney. But don’t mistake her for some pop-style Ja-Fakin’ reggae tourist. Baby girl was raised on tuff street, in the Rockfort section of Kingston City, and earned every bit of success the hard way. In 1999 she appeared in the cult classic film Dancehall Queen and later starred opposite Kymani Marley in One Love. But forget all that, and listen to how she tears up this Sly & Robbie riddim. She is opening up a can of whup-ass on this dude, and hitting him where it hurts, right in the wallet. “Does she touch you like I do? Kiss you like I do? In bed does she scream your name?” Run the track…[audio:https://www.boomshots.com/tunes/TalkIfYuhTalking.mp3]