TEN OF THE BEST: Week 21
Greeting all, once again we do what we always do on Mondays and that is bring you the fresh edition of TEN OF THE BEST. I would like to thank everyone that has checked in regularly and I appreciate all the feedback I have been receiving, long may it continue.
Check out the spotify playlist at the bottom of this post:
This week’s playlist, in no particular order:
My Girl – Sizzla
Dancehall Sizzla makes another appearance on this playlist. I have stated before that I hadn’t heard this particular Sizzla in a while, and I must state that I really started supporting Mr Kalonji thanks to his dancehall smash hits from the early 2000s, think Get To The Point, Smiling Faces etc. This may not be on that level, but still a big tune by a country mile.
Feeling Irie (Dancehall Remix) – General Degree X Tarrus Riley
The title states that this is a Dancehall remix, by I would correct that to say it’s more of a Reggaeton vibe but that’s besides the point. The point is, this is a monster of a tune and it has been on repeat on my playlist for a minute. The original song is General Degree’s contribution on Replay Riddim, and that is a big tune in it’s own right. The remix is on another level all together.
Power – Rapsody X Kendrick Lamar X Lance Skiiiwalker
Now this song is dope. I have heard people talking about the femcee Rapsody and I had somehow managed to avoid listening to her music until I bumped into her album Laila’s Wisdom. If you haven’t checked it I urge you to fix that as soon as you humanly can. This song is really good and it’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Rapsody’s catalogue.
Are You The One (Reggae Is My Name) – Julian Marley
I have to firstly say that I am one of many people in my circle that have hated on Julian Marley over the years. Not because I don’t think he’s a good artist, just that in my opinion he doesn’t come close to his brothers when it comes to creating hits. What I can say is, that approach to his music and talent was unmistakably wrong. This guy has bags of talent and this tune is testament to that. Easy listening reggae.
Want It All – Ice Prince X Krept & Konan
Another older song from Ice Prince makes the playlist. Here Mr Zamani teams up with English super duo Krept & Konan to deliver a bouncy club tune. I actually heard it being played at a party not long ago and was pleasantly surprised.
Won’t Lose My Way – Iba Mahr
Iba Mahr returns to the playlist with yet another big tune. Again this is not a particularly new song, but I heard it for the first time not long ago and had to include it on the playlist. Big tune mi seh!!!!
Grown & Sexy – Damian Marley X Stephen Marley
The Marley brothers at it again with yet another big tune. This song is off Damian’s Stony Hill album, if you haven’t listened to the album yet please do yourself a huge favour and check it out. This song is very chill, and had to grow on my somewhat but has eventually become one of my favourite cuts from the album.
Dat U Luv – Konshens
Konshens has not made nearly enough entries into this playlist if I’m being honest. He is easily one of my favourite Jamaican artists over the years, and if you are into Dancehall music, you’d know how consistent this artist is in terms of churning out huge hits. This song is up there with the best of them in my opinion.
Mama – Mayorkun
Let’s take one more trip to Africa on this week’s edition, with this interesting tune from Mayorkun. You’d think he’s singing about his mother, but no he is paying homage to his love interest’s mother instead. Though I’m not sold on the concept, I think the song is very catchy and has found itself garnering several plays on my playlist.
There’s A Way – Wayne Wonder
Wayne Wonder makes his first appearance in week 21, but that’s no real surprise given how inactive he has been in recent years. He is arguably one of the most successful artists to come out of Jamaica, and for good reason. This song shows that the singer still has it, great song.
Hope you have breeze listening to this week’s playlist. Until next week folks!