Toppa Top ’14: The Most Essential Dancehall Singles of 2014

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8. I-Octane “Wi Bad”
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I get a reaction every single time I run an I-Octane tune in the club – there’s just something about his delivery and vocal tone that connects and turns heads, especially when paired with the right production. I lean towards his more raw dancehall tunes which were definitely delivered this year in the form ofΒ “Wi Bad” and “Don’t Give A” on the Boom Box and Gwaan Bad riddims, two of our favorite riddims from this year.Β Both tunes are set in a badman pose, with “Wi Bad” broadcasting a warning to all bwoys who cross the line, and “Don’t Give A Fuck” living up to its title with some sharp rhymes and ruthless attitude. Both sure shots. β€”Deejay Theory

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