Über Beres Hammond
Unlike many current Jamaican artists, Hammond has the vocal skills to sing a melody like the Reggae greats of the '70s. Hammond has been around since then, but it wasn't till more recently that he got the recognition and album sales that he deserved. His high, pure voice has just a hint of wispy gravel in it, bringing smooth lovers melodies and Rastafarian themes into his songs when many others were making money off more guns-and-women oriented lyrics. Influenced by Reggae pioneers like Alton Ellis and U.S. artists like Marvin Gaye, Hammond has a soulful voice that is one of Jamaica's modern-day classics. From Roots to Dancehall to Lovers Rock, Hammond has proven his versatility over any type of rhythm.