Toppa Top ’16: The Best Dancehall Singles of 2016

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5. Alkaline, “City”
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“City” was another instant classic from the new Prince of Dancehall. Alkaline released a slew of big singles in 2016, but “City” has had the most legs, supported late in the year by a big-time video directed by Jay Will and set in New York’s Times Square. Though only a fool would question who the King of Dancehall is, Alkaline is inching closer to the throne. If he can keep giving us classics and keep on with his quality over quantity approach, others will need to be worried. If he keeps unlocking new levels, he may start asking big questions in 2017. — Osei Pola-Samuels