Marion Hall Walk Out
- Released: April 17, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Vp Records
The Beat - p.12"Lady Saw gets serious with WALK OUT....It's clear from this release she doesn't plan on being counted out anytime soon."
Lady Saw's career has been marked by an ability to go toe to toe with nearly any deejay in the decidedly male-dominated (and often aggressively sexist) world of dancehall reggae. WALK OUT, Lady Saw's eighth studio album, is more proof of why she's known as the First Lady of Dancehall. Saw absolutely kills it on every track, both affirming the strength of womanhood ("Me and My Crew")and tackling complex issues-- such as body image ("Not the World's Prettiest") and infertility ("No Less Than A Woman")--specific to it, while at the same time acknowledging that sex ("Like It") and fierce lyrical beatdowns ("Chat to Mi Back") are both key parts of the game. Laced with upbeat, sing-song production, WALK OUT punishes sound systems while bringing an enlightened word to dancehall that doesn't rely on roots parochialism, making it easily one of the finest dancehall releases of the year.