Toppa Top 10: Biggieโ€™s 10 Best Jamaican References

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May 17, 2011

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Lyric/Song: โ€œGet in that ass, quick fast like Ramadan/It’s that rap phenomenon Don dadaโ€โ€” โ€œKick in the Doorโ€

Reference: This was one of several times Biggie dubbed himself don dada, a term ascribed to the most powerful figure, or don, in a Jamaican garrison community. We can’t say that Biggie was the first rapper to use the term in a hip-hop song, but he certainly helped popularize it. In this case, the line may also have been a reference to Supercat and his classic 1992 album Don Dada, which spawned “Dolly My Baby.”