Another week, another TEN OF THE BEST. Staying true to form, this week we bring you another dope spotify playlist to keep you entertained. As usual, we bring you a mixed bag so strap in for another wild ride. Hope you enjoy this edition of TEN OF THE BEST. Check it out!
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This week’s TEN OF THE BEST playlist, in no particular order:
Melanin – Sauti Sol X Patoranking
We kick off this week’s playlist with this catchy gem from the Kenyan kings. Sauti Sol has been steadily growing their profile on the Afropop scene for a while. On this tune, they get assistance from one of my favourite Afro Dancehall artists Patoranking. The song itself has so much replay value and I can see it running a dancefloor or two. Big song no doubt. The video is dope too.
I’m Sanctify – Sean Paul X Mavado
When it comes to big names in the dancehall scene, you can’t get past Sean Paul and Mavado. The Gully Gaad teams up with Dutty Paul for a positive tune. The riddim is strong, and the vocal delivery is on point. What really captivated me about the tune is the message. Mavado and SP come through with an upliftment tune, and they nail the brief. Big tune!
Nobody Nuh Care – Jahmiel
Last year I included a few songs on Obsession riddim, and they were all big tunes. The riddim is still running tings on my spotify playlist so I had to include it. This time around we hear from one like Jahmiel, who comes through with a reality tune. I believe I have bigged up Jahmiel so much that I have exhausted all superlatives when describing his music. This song is crazy good.
Family Not Friend – Iba Mahr
Iba Mahr has been running things on the reggae scene for a while now. I have recently been listening to his music on repeat, and he’s one of those artists that rarely misses a beat. On this tune he’s on the One Love vibe. The riddim is very well produced, and Iba Mahr comes through with his signature vocals. The song itself so much pull up potential, so please Mr Selector PULL IT UP!!!
Afro Girl – Dotman X Mr Eazy
I must admit, the first thing that got me hooked to this song are Zimbabwe references. Then I found out that the tune was produced by Simba Tagz, one of Zim’s top producers. That said, the artists Dotman and Mr Eazi re big guns and they don’t disappoint. The vibe on this tune is too good.
Trueversation – Queen Ifrica X Damian Marley
Jnr Gong and Queen Ifrica in combination, nuff said. This song caught me by surprise as it is not usually the type of tune I’d play on repeat. I stumbled onto the song by chance and haven’t looked back. The riddim is nice and chilled, very well produced. The conversation is very mature, as you’d expect from the artists in question.
Lion In The Jungle – Jah Cure
Is it me or has Jah Cure been on a resurgence in the last few years? This song is on a riddim that you can expect to see featured in coming spotify playlists. This song is dope, and you know a big part of it is Cure’s silky vocals. Another upliftment/motivation tune delivered with conviction. Big tune!
Now – Romain Virgo
We turn things up a bit with this solid dancehall tune by Romain. Very rarely do you see man like Romain jumping on dancehall cuts, but when he does he often kills it. This is definitely no exception as he nails the song. It has an island pop vibe to it, but the dancehall energy still prevails. I can see this song shutting down a dance, no doubt about that.
Gyal A Mad Mi – Assassin aka Agent Sasco
Agent Sasco comes through with this laid back joint. What initially got me hooked to this tune is the riddim, which is mad to say the least. Add Assassin’s unique vocals to the mix and what you get is a top tune. One thing you can never deny the agent is his lyricism. The man has a way with words, and he’s definitely an artist we look up to lyrically.
No Oh – Konshens X Rickman
To wrap up this week’s playlist is another dancehall banger from Konshens. On this tune he’s joined by Rickman, who I know nothing about. The song is great though, and both artists do not disappoint from a vocal perspective. Nice song, which is definitely meant for the dancefloor.
That’s it for another week folks. I hope you enjoy listening to this spotify playlist as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Until next week!
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