Words by Richard “Treats” Dryden, Nadine White and Desmond Alphonso
Original Illustrations by Robin Clare
As far as we know, Drake has never recorded with a dancehall artist, or voiced a track on a dancehall riddim. Yet, he’s been teasing a dive into the genre for nearly his entire career. He’s fostered a friendship with Popcaan, rolled through Jamaica with Mavado, and offered to soundclash Lil Wayne. His latest overture to a genre that is clearly one of his greatest influences came in the form of his “Hotline Bling” video, in which he is seen doing the Log On dance (among other steps) with Jamaican-Canadian choreographer Tanisha Scott.