Hott-Est! Busy Signal’s Toppa Top Tunes

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September 26, 2012

1. Unknown Number (Private Call)


Great artists find poetry in the mundane, and can make brilliant songs from topics typical artists would never find the lyrics in. Point in case:ย  “Unknown Number (Private Call).” The song’s premise involves communicating a truth shottas hold self-evident but which may be revelatory for those not living the life: Nah pick it up if it’s a private call, gangster nuh answer nuh private call! The result is an authentic badman tune and veritable gunshot salute magnet, without the threats and violence that usually goes along with the territory. Brilliant. โ€”Jesse Serwer