Essential Kartel: Vybz Kartel’s 30 Most Essential Tunes

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8. “Ramping Shop”

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This sexually explicit duet between Kartel and Spice was recorded as a mixtape joint for the streets with no intention of being anything more. Somehow or another, the X-rated anthem using the beat from Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent” made a splash on mainstream urban radio, albeit with about half of the lyrics bleeped out. Funny thing is, it may be Vybz’s only song to get that kind of play in the States even though it was banned from the radio back in Jamaica. —DJ Gravy