Toppa Top 10: Ten Essential Ninjaman Tunes

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April 11, 2012

6. “Hortical Don (a/k/a Don Inna Town)

These days, it seems anyone with a modicum of swagger can dub themselves a “don.” 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 between—1989— there was Ninja’s “Hortical Don” (alternately spelled “Heartical” or “Artical”), which proved so influential that it quickly became the norm for dancehall artists—with and without the backgrounds to back up the claim—to dub themselves dons.