But in celebrating the best of the best, separating the tangled ingredients that make dancehall so consistently brilliant—a fearless approach to sexuality, an experimental approach to sound technology, a military approach to lyrical wordplay, a joyful approach to resistance—is like cutting open the drum to see what makes it go bang. Dancehall became a subgenre distinct from other styles of reggae around , a time in Jamaica when deejays equivalent to stateside MCs were becoming as prominent as singers. Each attempts to fortify their position with higher walls of custom-built speaker boxes. Song selections are delivered with taunting microphone commentary in a war of words—something like a cross between a hip-hop DJ battle and a playground game. Some soundsystems are also record labels, and may bring affiliated singers or deejays to represent them. Occasionally, notorious artists go head-to-head.
Dirty Dancehall 9 Songs
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Dancehall has long been embedded with wide-ranging overtones that have made it one of the leading genres in Jamaica since the s. One topic that Dancehall has definitely shone a light on throughout its evolution is sex. Artists have never shied away from telling the naughty things that go on behind closed doors; in many cases, going into heavily explicit detail to get their points across. However, there are those songs that have been released along the way that, which being pretty clear about the theme, are also regarded as hits on radio, in sessions and bedrooms alike due to the cheeky metaphors, quality concepts and on point melodies without making everything overtly obvious. Inspired by this latest track, here is a list of the 10 greatest Dancehall songs about sex. But first, the honourable mentions:. Konshens — Stop Sign : Arguably the best song in Dancehall in , Konshens scored with this improvisational number, comparing sexual rendezvous with a girl to road signs and treasure hunts. Deejay of the Year type material indeed.
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