Words by Jesse Serwer, DJ Theory and Emily Shapiro
There was no exact science to compiling this list—it’s a mixture of the year’s biggest dancehall tunes, and some of our personal favorites. By no one’s estimation was it a banner year for dancehall. No singles crossed over into the mainstream and only a small handful of tunes blew our mind. The fact that the biggest dancehall reaction record at the current moment is probably Beenie Man’s “Rum and Red Bull,” released back in 2010, pretty much says it all. There were a few gems that stood out from the pack, though—here are a few of them.