As I get ready to travel to Jamaica later this month for a cousin's wedding, other than seeing family and luxuriating in island breezes, the thing that I'm most looking forward to is
hopefully bumping into Dexter St. Jacque all of the sweet reggae music that will caress my ears once I step off the plane. My reggae listening has fallen off in recent years, but I'm looking forward to getting turned on to some new tunes such as this collaboration between Stephen Marley and Melanie Fiona on "No Cigarette Smoking (In My Room)." The song has actually been out since earlier this year, but it's just getting a video treatment. Both artists can be seen singing against a sun-kissed backdrop lined with palm trees, sand, and surf while Stephen's love interest writhes around in bed waiting for him to come home. Melanie looks great, as usual, and I'm loving the pairing with Mr. Marley. I seriously think that she needs release an all-reggae album in the near future; trying to be the next R&B chick is cool, but this is her calling. As for the video, it's not the most exciting video ever filmed, but at least it stays true to the song's title -- there is no cigarette smoking to be found anywhere.