Toppa Top 10: Top Reggae/Dancehall Songs About New York

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June 7, 2011

2. Black Uhuru, “Chill Out”

While “Cocaine In My Brain” might seem like a controversial selection, consider that its lyrics are quoted and referenced in this one, too. The title track from one of Uhuru’s best albums meditates on the city’s fast pace from a mellow Rastaman’s point of view, with Mykal Rose calling for “Pure top ranks over Bronx, Cool runnings inna Brooklyn…A mean machine inna Queens.”