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

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June 7, 2011

10. Fats, “Real Badman”/Team Shadetek feat. 77Klash and Jahdan, “Brooklyn Anthem”

Vybz Kartel recorded a “Brooklyn Anthem” in 2007 but for a real Brooklyn Anthem see Fats’ “Real Badman,” with its chant of key Brooklyn yardie hotbeds: “90s, 50s, Real Badman, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Real Badman.” Our guys 77Klash and Jahdan also captured the vibe on a grime-influenced beat from producers Team Shadetek, the video from which finds them checking in at Brooklyn record shops like Ethiopian Taste and Reggae Hut, not to mention the Brownsville Houses and Ital Shak.