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Diana Rutherford - Ghetto Princess

Diana Rutherford - Ghetto Princess

Diana Rutherford - Ghetto Princess

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Diana Rutherford is a pop princess from the ghetto.

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Diana Rutherford has made some excellent efforts on French producer SherKhan’s riddims in the past years. Now the pair has made the album 'Ghetto Princess' together, an album that assembles 16 urban tunes.

Diana Rutherford - Ghetto PrincessBut first things first. 'Ghetto Princess' is neither a straight reggae nor a straight dancehall album. This is a popish RnB album with some notable exceptions. The dancehall excursion Hot Gyal is one such.

'Ghetto Princess' is rather in the same vein as Jason Mraz or Bruno Mars. But with a lot more attitude.

It’s radio friendly, stylish and often with infectious hooks and bass lines, even if the riddims and beats at times are minimal. Just listen to Caged on the Sufferah riddim.

Diana Rutherford sings with a sexy diva approach and with authority. She’s at her best when sounding fierce and angry, as in Beware, where she warns that your best friends are your worst. Or in the straight gospel tune The Treasure with its grand chorus and harmonies.

This album will probably disappear under mainstream radio’s radar. And that’s a shame. Several of the tunes would most likely appeal to a young urban audience that is continually fed with the latest Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida and Keyshia Cole.

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Posted by marvalyn rutherford on 08.04.2011
Diana has been a dedicated Jamaican singer who sings positive songs, she has a powerful yet sultry and mellow voice. She has really represented her country well.

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