Toppa Top 10: Ten Essential Super Cat Tunes

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March 20, 2012

10. “Learn Fi Ride”

Sometimes referred to as the Bareback Rider or Wild Apache because of his style of purposely staying slightly off or to the side the rhythm and then catching it every time you think he’s about to fall offโ€”like the saddle-less Indians in old cowboy moviesโ€”Super Cat is all over this rhythm but never off of it. A response to his teacher Early Bโ€™s โ€œOne Wheel Wheelie,โ€ he gives perfect instruction on how to handle a motor bike and talks about teasing up the clutch as he outruns the police, his lyrics sounding like a Jamaican version of The Fast and Furious. โ€”Sherman Escoffery