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Sidewalk University


Download links and information about Sidewalk University by Shinehead. This album was released in 1992 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Rock, Reggae, Dancehall genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 57:35 minutes.

Artist: Shinehead
Release date: 1992
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap, Rock, Reggae, Dancehall
Tracks: 14
Duration: 57:35
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No. Title Length
1. Try My Love 4:17
2. Jamaican In New York (LP Version) 4:28
3. Rainbow 4:05
4. Peace and Love (LP Version) 3:42
5. Sidewalk University (LP Version) 3:38
6. Should I? 4:03
7. I Can Make It Right 4:44
8. Let Them In (LP Version) 4:37
9. Start an Avalanche (LP Version) 4:27
10. The Pen 4:04
11. I Just Called to Say I Love You (LP Version) 4:00
12. The Race of Life (LP Version) 3:55
13. Trouble (LP Version) 4:11
14. Friendly Advice (LP Version) 3:24



By the time of Sidewalk University’s release, Shinehead had established himself as a key player on New York’s flourishing dancehall scene. He'd made a name for himself as one of the sharpest deejays working for Tony Screw’s legendary Downbeat International soundsystem and displayed a truly startling stylistic versatility on record, coming across as a ruthless microphone controller at one moment and a silken-voiced crooner the next. Shinehead’s eclecticism attracted the attention of Elektra Records, which recognized his ability to appeal to listener sensibilities ranging from dancehall and reggae to hip-hop and R&B. Sidewalk University was Shinehead’s third full-length for Elektra and saw him finally achieving the crossover hit the label had long hoped for. This came in the form of “Jamaican in New York,” a lighthearted remake of Sting’s 1988 hit “Englishman in New York”; it was tender enough to appeal to mainstream listeners but kept a real emotional heft that made it an anthem for expatriate Jamaicans not just in New York, but the world over.