Toppa Top 10: Ten Essential Super Cat Tunes

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March 20, 2012

1. “Don Dada”

The title track to Super Cat’s first Columbia Records full length touches on a range of topicsโ€”from biblical references on Gabriel’s hammer to his unlimited access of opposing garrison areas like Jungle and Rema to mentors Burro Banton and Stereo Marz Sound and rival Ninjamanโ€”that only the Wild Apache himself could squeeze into one song without seeming out of context. The Bobby Konders remix, which effectively introduced the Jamaican term don dada into the hip-hop lexicon, also stands out as a landmark in the blending of hip-hop and dancehall as Cat’s nasal timbre compliments the gunshot laden boom bap beat like few others. In the third verse Super Cat takes us further into the cosmos claiming “This a yute yah come fi stop dem like a Tarzan dagger.” Who would question that?!โ€”DJ Gravy