Toppa Top 10: Ten Essential Ninjaman Tunes

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April 11, 2012


6. โ€œHortical Donโ€ (a/k/a โ€œDon Inna Townโ€)
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These days, it seems anyone with a modicum of swagger can dub themselves a โ€œdon.โ€ In ’70s and ’80s Jamaica, the term was used strictly used to describe the all-powerful gangster who controls the distribution of resources in a garrison community. Sometime in betweenโ€”1989โ€” there was Ninja’s “Hortical Don”ย (alternately spelled “Heartical” or “Artical”), which proved so influential that it quickly became the norm for dancehall artistsโ€”with and without the backgrounds to back up the claimโ€”to dub themselves dons.