Toppa Top 10: The Best Dancehall Singles of 2012

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10. Bounty Killer and Cecille, “Ride”
Bounty Killer Top 10 Best Dancehall Singles

Bounty Killer quietly had a strong year, musically speaking at least. While most of the attention generated by the Warlord in 2012 derived, somewhat unfortunately, from his feud with dancehall’s man-of-the-hour, Tommy Lee Sparta, Bounty cranked out lots of quality tunes—“No Long Talking,” on Jah Snowcone’s Antibiotic riddim was a favorite—with minimal hype. The one new Bounty that caught on was “Ride,” his collaboration with a now-pregnant Cecile. (That last detail may explain why “Ride” never got a video).

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    […] This year, however, the past was closer to the present. The 2010 images of Jamaica presented in Vanity Fair‘s November 2012 issue as present day reportage are easy to point to as misrepresentative of what’s actually going on right now in Kingston, but they also represent a time, but a couple short years ago, when dancehall seemed just a little more vibrant. There are still enough dances to keep Mutabaruka as annoyed in 2013 as he was in 2008, but the scene seems to have popped down a little. Heck, LargeUp even stated that 2012 was a year “where some might say soca surpassed dancehall as the Caribbean’s most vital music genre.” […]

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