Editors’ Notes Back in the ’70s, you could forgive someone for thinking that Jamaica would never produce another form of music that would match reggae’s rhythmic power, emotional expressiveness, and world-conquering appeal. Then came dancehall. Emerging at the end of the ’70s and exploding with the development of digital samplers and keyboards in the mid-’80s, the genre used hip-hop-influenced fashion and flows to tell the undiluted stories of inner-city Kingston. That meant Sister Nancy singing over inviting horn loops and Wayne Smith describing his buzz to lurching electronic rhythms. Later, it was Beenie Man toasting over raw, club-ready beats. In the 21st century, the genre still reigns both in Jamaican clubs and on the global pop charts, where the world’s biggest stars continually find inspiration in its fierce, unique rhythms.

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ALBUM
Who Am I
3:16
 
Budy Bye
4:19
 
Heads High
3:31
 
Zungguzungguguzungguzeng
6:28
 
Ring the Alarm
3:06
 
Wa-Do-Dem
3:20
 
Murder She Wrote (feat. Sly & Robbie)
4:07
 
Under Me Sleng Teng
4:07
 
Welcome to Jamrock
3:33
 
Gimme the Light
3:48
 
No Games
3:08
 
Bruk Off Yuh Back
2:53
 
No Letting Go
3:22
 
Action (feat. Nadine Sutherland)
3:42
 
Champion
3:57
 
3:43
 
Nuff Respect
3:36
 
No Ice Cream Sound
3:31
 
Bam Bam
3:16
 
Greetings
3:39
 
Murderer
3:53
 
3:32
 
Boops
3:21
 
Dust a Sound Boy
3:37
 
Dat Sexy Body
2:43
 
Everyone Falls In Love
3:48
 
Get Busy
3:31
 
Limb By Limb
3:19
 
Rumours
6:09
 
Punnany
3:31
 
Young Lover
3:37
 
Tu Pun Pun
3:32
 
Ting-a-Ling
3:52
 
Boombastic
4:10
 
Who Dem?
3:06
 
Ghetto Story
4:10
 
Dutty Wine
3:03
 
Pon De River Pon De Bank
3:59
 
So Special
2:58
 
Clarks (feat. Popcaan & Gaza Slim)
3:01
 
Test the High Power
3:32
 
Bandelero
3:33
 
Saddest Day
3:43
 
Tempted to Touch
3:07
 
Tune In
2:54
 
Sorry
3:28
 
Telephone Love
3:18
 
3:39
 
Rich Girl (feat. Michie One)
3:55
 
Mr. Loverman
5:38
 
Murderer
3:57
 
Everybody
3:19
 
Romie
3:47
 
Sycamore Tree
3:32
 
One In a Million
3:44
 
You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) [Extended Mix]
4:37
 
Can't Stop a Man
3:49
 
Ghetto Red Hot
3:52
 
Hot This Year
3:42
 
3:27
 
3:45
 
Tight Up Skirt
3:34
 
Hot Gal Today
3:03
 
Bogle
3:38
 
Here I Come
3:46
 
Slam
2:47
 
Wear Yu Size
3:44
 
Jump & Shock Out
3:04
 
Pretty Looks Done
3:25
 
Hardcore (It's Raining)
3:38
 
Worries In the Dance
3:24
 
Arleen
2:58
 
When a Man in Love
3:12
 
3:25
 
Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt
3:43
 
Here Comes the Hotstepper (Heartical Mix)
4:10
 
It Wasn't Me (feat. Ricardo Ducent)
3:47
 
A Who Seh Me Dun (Wake De Man)
3:26
 
Trailor Load a Girls
3:55
 
Living Dangerously
3:39
 
Old Dog
2:46
 
No Long Talking
3:43
 
4:31
 
Queen of the Pack
3:59
 
Flex
4:00
 
Tour (Lil Jon & Paul's Mix)
4:46
 
Them a Bleach
4:06
 
Batty Rider
3:52
 
Fresh Vegetable
3:48
 
Pass the Tu Sheng Peng
3:29
 
Ganja Smuggling
3:52
 
Mad Over Me
3:24
 
Don Dada
3:25
 
Twice My Age (feat. Krystal)
6:03
 
Under Mi Sensi
4:11
 
Murder Dem
4:16
 
Deport Them
3:08
 
Nike Air
3:28
 
Gal Pon de Side
2:35
 
Galang Gal
3:21
 

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