Toppa Top 10: The Year’s Best Dancehall Singles

Intro 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Honorebel Mention/Best Remix


8. Shabba Ranks, “None A Dem”

A civil warning to the young bucks in dancehall today from the veteran deejay Shabba Ranks, this huge tune was also, somewhat ironically, an old-meets-new generation collab with young star producer, Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor. The second this tune dropped I knew it was trouble, with Shabba riding the massive Pepper Riddim in trademark fashion. Ranks makes it clear from the jump that he’s the original article, scolding younger artists, “how can you not rate those who come before you?”