3. Admiral T
Arguably the godfather of Gwada dancehall—or, as he puts it, the Gwadada—Admiral T has worked with Anglo Caribbean folk as well. Both Machel Montano and Busy Signal featured on his last album. His Sizzla-esque rhythmic singjay delivery and intensity make Admiral T a memorable performer and demonstrate why the man has staying power. And you don’t need to be fluent in Creole to understand the conscious message of his first 2012 single, “Gangsta”.