Jul 28, 2014
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Toppa Top 10: Dip Set x Dancehall


Words by Jesse Serwer—

DipSet in Harlem

Jim Jones’ latest video features the Diposet-capo-turned-reality-TV-curiosity freestyling over reggae star Christopher Martin’s “Cheater’s Prayer.” Unexpected? Sure. Surprising? Hardly. During their heyday in the mid 2000s, the Diplomats—Jones, Cam’Ron, Juelz Santana, Freeky Zeeky, JR Writer and various assorted other Harlem characters—regularly interacted with dancehall, collaborating with Sizzla and Vybz Kartel and sampling Sanchez, Bob Marley and Sister Nancy. Then there’s Cam’Ron’s occasionally offensive but generally hilarious references to Jamaican culture, specifically its food. Here’s a look at some of the Harlem crew’s 10 best and most notable riffs on reggae, dancehall—and ganzie shirts.



  • Regent Street

    No honorable mention fi Bubble music iyah? This track sampled Blues Dance Raid by Steel Pulse

  • David

    Lyrical .44 the baddest chune

  • http://okayplayer.com shamz

    What about the OTHER “Jamaican Joint” the one that was on Jim’s On My Way To Church, that was my shit.

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