Toppa Top 10: The Year’s Best Dancehall Singles

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2. Popcaan, “Ravin”/“Clean

Nothing reminds us of sunny days at the beach quite like the Summertime riddim and Popcaan’s “Ravin” was the hottest tune on it—not to mention the biggest hit to date from Vybz Kartel’s Gaza pupil/”Clarks” sidekick. While Popcaan recently followed up on the success of “Ravin'” with “Party Shot (Ravin Part 2),” another lighthearted song about hitting the club, our favorite tune from him this year was “Clean.” Popcaan’s vocal delivery and matching swagger sound undeniably clean over TJ Records’ minimal yet anthemic Snapback Riddim—This is how dancehall is supposed to be done.