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That helps justify dancehall's popularity, but Inner Circle's success is not so easily summed up. They hopped on no bandwagons, instead sticking to their artistic guns. "Yeah, we came from left field," Lewis says. "We're not Nirvana or New Kids on the Block. You see, you can hype a record, but you can't force people to buy it."
When the Circle was touring Europe just before "Bad Boys" exploded, they did so in a cramped Fiat van. Surely with the success of their latest material, that's changed. "Yeah, now we have a tour bus," Lewis deadpans. "That's not so important. What's important is that reggae is still alive."
Thanks to bands like Inner Circle.
Inner Circle performs at 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the Cameo Theatre, 1445 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, 532-0922, and at 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Carefree Theatre, 2000 S Dixie Hwy, W Palm Beach, 833-7305. Tickets for the Cameo show are $15 and $20 at the Carefree.