Toppa Top 10: Ten Dancehall Songs To Ram A Desi Dancefloor

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5. Apache Indian, “Chok There”

Apache Indian is definitely credible as a dancehall MC but he has this Punjabi background. The most critical point of the song is when he says thora (a little) coke nal (with whiskey). That’s the “raise your glasses” part of the song. “Chok There” is a bhangra chant. To say “chok there” is to say lift up. It’s a shortening of of the phrase, “to lift up the floor boards.” it’s the most used phrase in bhangra music. It’s kind of like saying raise the roof except the inverse.