Lady N
Boomrush Productions
Digital Release
December 24, 2012

N'cognito - Lady N Track list
  1. Pon Mi Mind
  2. You Wanted
  3. Singing For Living
  4. Not Ready
  5. Why
  6. Real Style
  7. Only You feat. Teacha Dee
  8. Nuh Waan
  9. Run Away
  10. Wine
  11. You
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Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
By now it's commonly known that producing reggae and dancehall is no longer restricted to Jamaica. Reggae and dancehall music has gone international as is once again shown by a singer from Moscow, Nataliya Sharinova aka Lady N. The latter started singing on one of Moscow's sound systems in 2005 and saw her debut album "Time A Come" released in 2010. That same year she was awarded 'Best Female Reggae and Dancehall Artist in Russia'. In recent years she has also managed to attract the attention of an international audience and is predestined to become one of the hottest female reggae dancehall artists across Europe.

In the spring of 2011 Lady N started to collaborate with Boomrush Productions from Germany. It led to the release of the singles "Real Style" on the "Dark Fader" riddim and "You Wanted", which were well received within the reggae and dancehall scene. And now Boomrush Productions has released Lady N's second full length album entitled "N'Cognito". The majority of the tracks included on this set represent modern European dancehall to the fullest. The only reggae tracks found on "N'Cognito" are "Singing For Living" and "Only You", the combination with Teacha Dee from Montego Bay, Jamaica. These two songs express the main themes of her songs: the feeling of being an artist and the relation between men and women.

The album starts off with "Pon Mi Mind", a love song delivered in a dancehall style spiced with pop elements. It's obvious that this track has strong crossover potential, and it's not the only one. Also "You Wanted", "Not Ready", coming on the electronic beat of the "Sexy Bitch" riddim, and the poppy "You" will surely appeal to a wider audience. All songs on this album are very well produced, doing justice to Lady N's style of singing. Our favourite tracks are the infectious "Pon Mi Mind", "Nuh Waan" on the energetic "Street" riddim, the solid "Singing For Living", and "Why", which comes across a modern adaption of classic Jamaican ska.

With such an album under her belt, Lady N doesn't need to be incognito any longer. From Russia with love!