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Sly and Robbie Connect Old with New on 'Gangsta Luv': Song Premiere

Prolific production duo bring Jamaican artists together on new track

Sly & Robbie
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August 23, 2013 9:00 AM ET

Click to listen to Sly & Robbie's "Gangsta Luv"

Sly and Robbie aren't just defined by reggae, but they certainly still adore it. The prolific Jamaican production duo have worked with Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Sting and Britney Spears, among others, but the Bob Marley and Peter Tosh collaborators connect with their musical roots on their new track "Gangsta Luv." Sly's bouncing drums collide with Robbie's woozy bassline and guitar arrangements, and the duo brought together up-and-coming girl group KGN21 and dancehall veteran Mr. Vegas for vocals, bridging Jamaica and reggae's generational gap.

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"Gangsta Luv" will be on Sly and Robbie and the Jam Masters' forthcoming album Reggae Connection, due August 27th.

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