Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Welcome To Jamrock (2005)
Label: Tuff Gong, Universal
That "Out in the streets they call it murder" hook can still rock any party but Damian Marley's double-Grammy-winning third album has more to it than just a rough-tough title track. Besides a strong Nas collabo ("Road To Zion") and Bobby Brown's best record in years ("Beautiful"), there's also "Khaki Suit," a bouncy dancehall boomshot featuring Eek-A-Mouse and Bounty Killer. Plus "Move" brings Bob Marley's "Exodus" into the dancehall era, while "Pimpa's Paradise" (featuring Stephen Marley and Black Thought) reworks one of Bob's more obscure album cuts into something even bigger and more ambitious than the original.