Toppa Top 10: The Best Dancehall Singles of 2012

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6. Potential Kidd, “Yah Suh Nice”
Potential Kidd Top 10 Best Dancehall Singles

Potential Kidd came from out of nowhere with “Yah Suh Nice,” a tune so ubiquitous for a brief moment in Jamaica that there were two completely different versions of it running… then he basically disappeared as quickly as he had arrived. “A Yah Suh Nice” was great fun while it lasted, though, giving us one of the year’s most memorable metaphors: “She just a bubble bubble bubble like a chicken gravy.”

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  1. 2012 in Reggae and Dancehall | BigUpRadio Streaming Reggae Music

    […] 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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  2. 2012 in Reggae and Dancehall | Soundclash

    […] 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.&#8… […]

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