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Top 10 international collaborations involving Dancehall artists

There is no denying Dancehall’s influence on the international landscape since its emergence as a popular genre in the late 80s. Its catchy, up-tempo sound made it a hit with music lovers, especially those who had already been exposed to Reggae music’s pleasantries in decades previous.

Once Dancehall’s popularity took off thanks to acts such as Shabba Ranks, Supercat and Buju Banton to name a few, the genre’s sound not only attracted new fans, but garnered attention from the ears of prominent international entertainers who either yearned to add a bit of spice to their song by using said sound or just wanted to introduce themselves to a new audience. This allowed new avenues for Dancehall to break out as an international phenomenon and over the years, we’ve seen a plethora of instances where Jamaican artists mesh with overseas stars in an attempt to become famous in unfamiliar territory.

With that said, here are 10 instances where that mesh worked, whether to the tune of commercial success or simply became instant classics in the minds of listeners. These instances do not include mash-ups or unofficial remixes, but legitimate collaborations.

 

Jay Z and Mavado10. On The Rock (Remix) – Mavado feat. Jay Z: In 2008, Mavado could seemingly do no wrong as his star became brighter and brighter following the success of his debut album, Gangster for Life: The Symphony of David Brooks and was in the middle of a hot feud with former Alliance teammate, Vybz Kartel.

People outside of Jamaica became familiar with him following hits such as Dying, Dreaming and Last Night. But his international portfolio never really started being filled until he landed a big collaboration with rap mogul, Jay Z for the remix of his single, On The Rock.

Jay Z’s presence on the gospel-themed Dancehall track made it stand out much further than the original version, gaining regular rotation on American radio stations, a feature on MTV and chart success, officially meaning Mavado had arrived in the U.S. market. Now a member of DJ Khaled’s We The Best Music Group, collaborations with rappers have become very common for him, including ones with Nicki Minaj, Akon and Ace Hood. But it was his linkup with Jay Z that made the singjay a known commodity in the good ole U.S of A.

Kat DeLuna Elephant Man9. Whine Up – Kat Deluna feat. Elephant Man: By 2007, Elephant Man was already a big thing internationally with hits such as Pon Di River and made his mark in the American market collaborating with the likes of Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Twista and Janet Jackson on some high-profile remixes, even signing a deal with P Diddy’s Bad Boy Records.

However, the Willie Bounce singer’s most commercially successful single with an international artist was his song with Kat DeLuna, a then 19-year-old American singer with Dominican roots. Whine Up, DeLuna’s debut single, reached the top 25 of several Billboard charts and became a smash hit that played on Jamaican and North American airwaves ad nauseum, launching her into instant fame and further building Elephant Man into an international sensation. Because of Elephant Man’s happy-go-lucky, high tempo sound, the Energy God became a name many international artists were all too happy to call to feature on their songs, making him one of the more accomplished Jamaican acts in the U.S. market to date.

Sugar Ray Fly8. Fly – Sugar Ray feat. Supercat: With a wave of Dancehall acts making instant waves international with their local hits, American records quickly expressed interest as Columbia Records did with the original ‘Don Dada’ Supercat in the early 90s.

Landing such a deal helped him to expand his resume, with standout achievements on said resume including a collaboration with the late, great Notorious B.I.G, P Diddy and 3rd Eye for the remix of his single, Dolly My Baby as well as Dem No Worry We with the late Heavy D. However, it was his feature on Fly by popular rock band, Sugar Ray that was his most successful international collaboration, with the single topping Billboard’s Hot 100 Airplay and Canada’s singles chart.

The song was included in VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s and was one of Supercat’s last mainstream recordings for many years, but remains arguably his most fruitful

Busy Signal Bumaye7. Watch Out For This – Major Lazer feat. Busy Signal: Having broken out on the scene with hardcore Dancehall roots, becoming more of a Reggae crooner by the end of the 2000s, with One More Night and Night Shift.

However, after serving prison time in the U.S. for absconding bail on a drug case, Busy Signal needed that one song to put him over the top as an international force once again. Enter fusion specialists, Major Lazer, who reached out to Busy to be the lead vocalist for their song Watch out for This (Bumaye).

Though the song achieved somewhat limited success on the major American charts (28th on Billboard’s U.S. Dance/Electronic Songs chart, it was a smash hit worldwide, particularly in Europe, where the song became platinum in Denmark, while making the top 10 in Belgium, France and Holland to name a few places. The song also became the background music for a Pepsi commercial featuring Argentine football megastar, Lionel Messi. This was undoubtedly Busy’s biggest commercial success to date.

Cham and Alicia Keys6. Ghetto Story (Remix) – Cham feat. Alicia Keys: A former protégé of Bounty Killer in the late 90s, Cham found his biggest hit to date in 2005 with the inner-city anthem, Ghetto Story.

With buzz from the single still strong several months after its release, Cham opted to merge his rough-edge sound with the sweet, soft sound of Grammy-winning singer, Alicia Keys for the remix. The pairing reaped immediate success with the remix, reaching number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100, with the accompanying video being featured heavily on BET and MTV, giving Cham unprecedented exposure.

 

 

 

 

Busta Rhymes and Sean Paul5. Make It Clap (Remix) Busta Rhymes, Spliff Star and Sean Paul – Perhaps no Dancehall artist has collaborated with more international acts since the turn of the millennium than Sean Paul, with the Gimme The Light singer becoming a hot commodity overseas after his sophomore album, Dutty Rock became multi-platinum and earned him the Grammy for Best Reggae Album in 2004.

A year earlier, Sean Paul appeared on the remix for Busta Rhymes’ single, Make It Clap. After the original song failed to garner much attention, the Jamaican-born Rhymes decided to tap into his roots for the remix, calling on Sean Paul to add that ‘rude boy’ touch to the more party-themed version of the song.

Results were solid, as the remix peaked at number 46 in the Billboard Hot 100 and became a fixture on North American television and radio airwaves, becoming one of the biggest party anthems that year. As we found out later that year, this was not the only hit international collaboration he would land.

Gwen Stefani and Bounty Killer4. Hey Baby – No Doubt feat. Bounty Killer: Already with a hit collaboration alongside The Fugees (Hip-Hopera) to his name, Bounty Killer was already universally recognized as one of the best Dancehall artists of all-time by the time 2001 rolled around. Looking for a ‘yardie’ touch to its aptly-titled album, Rock Steady, No Doubt called upon the services of the Alliance leader for the single, Hey Baby.

The lead single on Rock Steady peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and later won the Grammy award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, leaving Bounty with his first and only Grammy to date. He and No Doubt even performed the song at the Super Bowl in 2002.

This wasn’t the only time Gwen Stefani collaborated with great success alongside a Dancehall star. More on that later.

 

 

Beenie Man and Mya3. Girls Dem Sugar – Beenie Man feat. Mya: In 1997, Beenie Man landed a major hit with the chart-topping classic, Sim Simma, which continues to permeate through the Dancehall landscape to this day.

With the song’s shelf-life still very healthy by the year 2000, Beenie Man teamed up with sexy R&B songstress, Mya for the international remake of the single, Girls Dem Sugar. The song earned modest Billboard success and peaked at 13 on the UK Singles Chart, with the video instantly becoming a fixture on BET, MTV and other American music stations.

The Neptunes-produced song’s success helped Beenie land a Reggae Grammy for Art and Life in 2001, further validating his status as one of Dancehall’s hottest commodities and building bridges for younger artists to cross as the years passed by.

Underneath It All2. Underneath It All – No Doubt feat. Lady Saw: After finding success with Hey Baby, No Doubt dipped into the Dancehall well again by collaborating with another hardcore Dancehall legend, the Queen of Dancehall, Lady Saw on the classic track, Underneath It All.

Gwen Stefani’s sultry, soft vocals mixed with Lady Saw’s strong, powerful tone made for a perfect joint effort, leading to Underneath It All peaking at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping Billboard’s pop songs chart. The ska meets rock and roll sound made for a nice melody, and The Recording Academy agreed, awarding the duo with the Grammy for Grammy award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 2004. It also featured in the popular movie, 50 First Dates and got heavy rotation on American radio station.

Sean Paul and Beyonce1. Baby Boy – Beyoncé feat. Sean Paul: There’s no doubt as to what number one on this list was going to be, considering Baby Boy is the most commercially successful collaboration involving a Dancehall artist ever.

Launching her solo career after starring for several years as the lead singer for Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé found much success with her booty-shaking debut single, Crazy in Love. However, many would argue the song that really launched her to universal fame was her collaboration with Sean Paul on the single Baby Boy. Beyoncé’s scintillating sound needed that ideal contrast in tone to help the song truly resonate with music lovers and with Sean Paul very much in demand at the time for his edgier sound, she found the perfect collaborator.

Mixing Dancehall, Arabic and R&B influences, Baby Boy instantly grabbed top spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and stayed there for nine straight weeks, later being certified platinum in the United States and Australia and was named one of the greatest songs of the 2000s was VH1.

Sean Paul never saw such success with a single before or since, despite being one of Jamaica’s highest ever selling artists. Not only did the song launch Beyoncé’s career into orbit, but made Sean Paul the crossover superstar he is today.

 

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Randy Rich produces new hit for Cham as they throw a ‘Yardie Party’

Intent on making an indelible mark this year, accomplished Jamaican producer Randy Rich continues to up the ante on his productions with his latest hit, Yardie Party by veteran recording artiste, Cham.

The single has been making waves on the local and international scene.

Born Randy Mattis, the burgeoning producer has been making strides on the music scene. However, with credible achievements, Randy Rich entered the music scene in 2010 with his first production, Gyalis Forever by Versatile, and followed up with his first rhythm medley, ‘Rags to Riches’, under his self-titled label, Randy Rich Productions.

The multifaceted and talented producer also dons the hat as promoter for varied high-profile events in Kingston. Known for his cutting edge and unique production style, “Randy Rich is the producer everyone should be on the watch for,” noted a key industry player, “his talent, production style, and quality are rare.”

The fast-rising producer in his own right has worked with respected artistes in the music industry like Bugle, Gyptian, Laden, Denyque, Hyah Slyce, Ding Dong, Elephant Man, and Jahmiel, among others.

Meanwhile, the humble-yet-versatile producer is now determined more than ever to take his passion to the next level as he aspires to become a household name on the local and international platforms.

However, in a release sent to media, Randy Rich says he aspires to change the music landscape and, although the music industry requires a lot of patience, hard work, determination and passion, he believes that he has been giving all of this and will continue to give to his craft.

“I am nowhere near where I want to be, but I am still very proud of how far I have come within this industry in this short space of time without any training, as creating quality music just because you love it despite the setbacks, politics, time, money and work required, is not always the easiest thing.”

Nevertheless, amid the flurry of projects and the official release of his latest production, Yardie Party by Cham, which premiered on Nikki Z’s New York Top 20 Charts, Randy Rich is now sweating up a storm in his production powerhouse as he continues churning the hits.

The producer wants to assure his fans that he will continue to make quality music, and he is always humbled by the support his work has been receiving, as he gears up for 2014 and beyond.

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BUNJI GARLIN’S LATEST ANTHEM “DIFFERENTOLOGY” CONTINUES TO MAKE A SPLASH BEYOND THE CARIBBEAN AND GAIN NATIONAL ATTENTION IN U.S.

BUNJI GARLIN’S LATEST ANTHEM “DIFFERENTOLOGY” CONTINUES TO MAKE
A SPLASH BEYOND THE CARIBBEAN AND GAIN NATIONAL ATTENTION IN U.S.

The Song Wins NYC’s HOT 97 FM’s Battle of the Beats Last Week, 
Earns Nomination for 2013 Soul Train Awards and
Unleashes New Video for Major Lazer Remix

Trinidadian Soca Star will Drop Album on VP Records in 2014 and Completes New Photo Shoot with Star Photographer Jonathan Mannion
Soca sensation Bunji Garlin, who is slated to release his new studio albumDifferentology on VP Records early next year, has already established the title track as the biggest hit of the 2013 Caribbean Carnival season. The single, which has garnered an accumulation of over a million YouTube views since its February 2013 release, continues to make major moves in the United States.

Last week, the Trinidadian vocalist was declared the reigning champion on NYC’s HOT 97 FM’s Battle of The Beats competition. Determined by fan’s votes, “Differentology” knocked out a new contender each day during this week long face off on hip hop’s premiere radio station.

“Differentology” lands Bunji Garlin a 2013 Soul Train Awards nomination for Best International Performance. The winner will be announced at this year’s prestigious award’s ceremony, which will be held in Las Vegas, NV on November 8th and airs nationwide on December 1st.  Other nominees in this category include Machel Montano, Emeli Sande, P-Square and Iyanya.

The genre-bending song also caught the attention of DJ supergroup Major Lazer, who immediately jumped on the remix.  In addition to the song’s colorful eye-popping music video directed by Nigel Thompson, a brand new video for this remix has emerged and helped fuel the buzz to a crossover audience.

Check out/post video for “Differentology’s” Major Lazer remix:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HgpnX6QUQY

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Video: CHAM AND BOUNTY KILLER PERFORMS LIVE AT UWI

Video: CHAM AND BOUNTY KILLER PERFORMS LIVE AT UWI

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Video: CHAM PULLS UP IN BARBICAN SQUARE – LAWLESS ROAD PROMO

CHAM PULLS UP IN BARBICAN SQUARE – LAWLESS ROAD PROMO

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Tad’s Record to release ‘The Ultimate 2012′ album

On Tuesday, June 12th, Tad’s Record will unveil this year’s essential collection bass-pounding, chart-topping hits coming straight from Jamaica. A must-have for music lovers looking for the ultimate Dancehall/Reggae experience for the summer, The Ultimate 2012 features more than 20 tunes from the island’s dominant names including Vybz Kartel, Popcaan, Baby Cham and O, I-Octane, Lady Saw, Khago, and many more.

The compilation features chart-topping singles like Popcaan’s Party Shot and Only Man She Want which in addition to hitting number one in Jamaica, also hit the Billboard Top 100 in the U.S., and club-bangers like Tun Up  and Wine by dynamic duo Baby Cham and O, Love Di Vibes from I-Octane, and Vybz Kartel’s racy Freaky Gal Part 2. The Ultimate 2012 is the latest installment in the annual Ultimate series, one of the most popular of Tad’s assortment of collector’s item compilations.

In addition to featuring Dancehall’s A-listers, The Ultimate 2012 also highlights the freshman class, including highly rated newcomer, Potential Kid whose debut single, Ah Yah So Nice has become the year’s biggest Dancehall street anthem, and Zamunda, whose single, Mad Ova Me also created a huge underground buzz within the industry.

“The Ultimate 2012 is loaded with all of the songs that have been beating down the charts and the airwaves this year in Jamaica, and overseas,” says Tad’s Record owner Tad Dawkins. “As usual, we want to keep music fans worldwide up-to-date with what’s new and hot in Jamaica, so every year we release ‘The Ultimate’ and other collections to keep Reggae at the forefront of global pop culture.”

The Ultimate 2012 will be available on digitally and in stores on Tuesday, June 12th. For more information on The Ultimate 2012 and Tad’s complete catalogue, contact Tad’s Records (Miami) at 305-654-6130 or [email protected] or Tads’ Records (Kingston) at 876-929-2563 [email protected], or visit www.tadsrecord.com.

 

 

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Concerts to be held in Jamaica, Tobago in honor of Vybz Kartel

Just days after it was announced that American businessman Corey Todd and incarcerated Dancehall megastar, Vybz Kartel had settled their differences and renewed their once fruitful partnership, a benefit concert will be held in honor of the ‘Worl’ Boss’ at Club Riddim.

On May 22, the New Kingston based nightclub will host a stage show billed with several Portmore Empire acts including internationally acclaimed deejay, Popcaan, Tommy Lee, Gaza Slim, amongst others. Special guest artistes have also been promised for the event, for which female patrons are free before midnight and JA$500 after while male patrons will pay JA$1,000.

Reportedly, all proceeds from this concert will go towards aiding Vybz Kartel’s legal expenses as he currently awaits trial in two separate murder cases, as well as his drug trial, which is scheduled to commence that same day.

Meanwhile, the island of Tobago will also be having a concert in honor of Kartel as Get Rich Records presents Free World Boss aka Vybz Kartel: The Concert on June 30 at Pigeon Point Beach.

This event also featuresPopcaan was well as fellow Kartel protégé, Sheba and highly acclaimed Dancehall superstar, Cham. Free World Boss aka Vybz Kartel: The Concert will be hosted by former Teacher’s Pet contestant Nikita Brown as well as Sky Maxx Sound.

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Video: Baby Cham – Back Way

Baby Cham – Back Way

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Video: TUN UP – CHAM Feat “O”

Video: TUN UP – CHAM Feat “O”

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Mr. G claims Cham is ungrateful towards Bounty Killer

Veteran Dancehall deejay, Chad Simpson, more popularly known as Mr. G has called out former stable mate, Cham following recent comments the artiste made about him, Red Rat and Alliance leader, Bounty Killer.

Baby Cham gave an interview on CVMTV’s OnStage on January 14 where spoke about the success of his hot new single, Wine as well as the role of long-time mentor, Bounty Killer in building his career. During the interview, Cham claimed that during the late 90s, he had bigger hits than Bounty Killer associates, Mr. G and Red Rat but didn’t rise to prominence as quickly due to lack of promotion. Additionally, Cham claimed that Bounty Killer assisted in his career as built his way toward mainstream success in the early 2000s and beyond.

Responding to Cham’s claims, Mr. G, formerly known as Goofy, intimated through an interview posted via one876entertainment.com that the Drop It Like You Doing’ It singer has always been jealous of he and Red Rat’s successes.

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Video: CHAM – DROP IT (LIKE YOU DOIN IT)

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Video: CHAM – DROP IT (LIKE YOU DOIN IT)
Dir: Chris “Icey Jace” Campbell
Song: Drop It (Like You Doin It)
Artist: Cham
Label: Coppershot Music
Edit: Icey Jace Film Factory
Make Up: Kadian Durrant
Production Manager: Zandanta “The One” Higgins
Grip: Astley Marshall
Location: Club Privilege (Kingston, Jamaica)

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Baby Cham Responds to Toronto International Jamaica Day Organizers

Despite reports to the contrary, International Reggae and Dancehall Artist Baby Cham, as well as Madhouse Records, wishes to inform both Canadian and International

fans that the artist was in Toronto for the 21st annual Toronto International Jamaica Day celebration.  Baby Cham’s non performance was due to TIJD not honoring the negotiated agreement.

Baby Cham was prepared to take the stage on the evening of July 23rd, however, due to a contractual dispute and breach of contract, Baby Cham was not able to perform.  Amongst the several clauses not honored in the contract, the artists’ performance fee was not honored.

Despite the outstanding issues, Cham was set to take the stage, however, he was left waiting at the hotel, despite being told organizers were on their way to pick him up and take him to the venue.  Regrettably he could not perform.

In a statement, Cham says “several calls were made from my manager to the organizers of Jamaica Day, and to the agent who first negotiated the booking.  Those calls were not returned.  We were willing to work through the situation, but were refused by TIJD.”

The statement alleged by Sunrise Talent Development Programs Inc and TIJD, are false and misleading to all in attendance of Jamaica Day as well as to media.  “These statements should be disregarded as every effort was made to have our Artist perform.  We do hope that TIJD increases their efforts to honour contractual agreements and give their audience the shows that they promote and set out to deliver, and not lay blame on the performer” said Janet Davidson, co founder of Madhouse Records and Baby Cham’s Manager.

Baby Cham and the Madhouse Records family would like to say thank you to all Canadian and International fans for their continued support.  Baby Cham has never let the people down throughout his career, and has no intention of doing so now!

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Cham at the Crossroads: The frenzy endures

Bow Wow will always be called Lil Bow Wow, Jeezy will always be referred to as “Young Jeezy,” and, despite a valiant effort to change his stage name, Jamaican dancehall artist Cham will forever be known as Baby Cham.

Cham ditched the “Baby” back in 2005, prior to the release of his 2006 major label debut, “Ghetto Story,” but fans refuse to let go of the moniker he took back when he was the sweet-faced teenage sensation with a deep voice, flipping back and forth between hard-core dancehall, political statement and raunchy bedroom antics.

It’s easy to see why it’s so hard to shake the “Baby”: At the Crossroads on Saturday night, both the music and youthful visage of Cham appeared untouched by the years.

The dancehall deejay, who appeared with Tessanne Chin and special guest Serani, started off with some of his early hits, many of which were compiled on the 2000 release “Wow . . . The Story.” “Lemme see the original Baby Cham fans . . . remember Baby Cham from 15, 16 years old,” he said before launching into “Many, Many” and “Man & Man.”

He also gave an extended version of “Vitamin S,” complete with instructions for prepping for a night of romance. (“Take a shower: Use shower gel — NO dishwashing liquid!”)

It’s hard to overstate the frenzy that occurred when Cham dropped the hard-knock-life anthem “Ghetto Story,” back in 2006, and he made sure to give it its proper due, performing the album version, the Alicia Keys-aided remix and an a cappella version. But rather than ending on that note, Cham/Baby Cham closed the show with a very appropriate reggae cover of Alphaville’s “Forever Young.”

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Ghetto Palms 64: School Bell / G35 / Street Team Pt. II

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What with all the raga soca, afropop, tropicalia and whatever the Payola riddim is, it has been a minute and a half since there was a straight ahead 90 bpm woomp/woomp/clack dancehall blend in this space. The last might have been the Street Team riddim in fact. Good thing a couple more artists have jumped on it since then, about the same time two new riddims in the same mode dropped.

School Bell / G35 / Street Team blend:
Elephant Man, “You a di Wife” (School Bell – Leftside)
Leftside f Syon, “Nuh Other Gyal” (School Bell – Leftside)
Lisa Hype, “More Pon More” (School Bell – Leftside)
Vybz Kartel, “Gaza Ting a Ling” (School Bell – Leftside)
Skilli Bangs, “From Now On” (G35 – Full 100/Vybz Xpress)
Kiprich, “My Money” (G35 – Full 100/Vybz Xpress)
Tifa, “Dem Ting Nuh Good” (G35 – Full 100/Vybz Xpress))
Bugle, “Bubble Like Soup” (G35 – Full 100/Vybz Xpress)
Timberlee, “Bubble Like Soup” (Ward 21)
Ron Browz, “Give Me 20 Dollars” (DJ Obsession Street Team refix)
Beenie Man, “Money Nuff” (Street Team – Fire Links)
Cham, “Dem fi Gweh” (Street Team – Fire Links)


DOWNLOAD: School Bell / G35 / Street Team Blend (244)

Possibly trying to recreate the ’90s throwback success of “Tuck In Your Belly,” Leftside just dropped the School Bell riddim, a subliminal reference to Shabba Ranks’ “Ting a Ling,” of which this is basically an edit. Mr. Parkes definitely knows just how to flip the compression and echo on the pocoman drums, though, and this possibly comes tougher than the original. Ele, Vybz and Portmore Empress Lisa Hype all touch it as well as Leftside himself in a “Action”-style combination.

The G35 on the other hand is strictly new school, all bass and menace. The snare sounds like the air displaced by a cleaver chop and the ominous chords could be sampled or replayed from Bill Withers’ “Aint No Sunshine.” There’s a mess of strong versions, but as usual my favorite is one of the girls from TNT. Bugle’s “Bubble Like Soup,” meanwhile, seemed like a tribute or answer record to the Timberlee track of the same name, the 45 that originally put her on the radar, so I included it as well.

Lastly, Beenie turns in an answer record of his own, countering Mavado’s “Mockingbird” with “Money Nuff” on the same Street Team beat. Cham also piled on since I debuted it here about 6 weeks ago, and in case those weren’t enough reasons for it to break wide open, DJ Obsession threw together the necessary Ron Browz refix. No wifing in the club.

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