Toppa Top 10: The Best Dancehall Singles of 2012

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December 21, 2012

Honorebel Mention. Busy Signal, “Kingston Town,” “Come Shock Out” and “Artiste”
Busy Signal Top 10 Best Dancehall SinglesThe embattled Busy Signal’s biggest contribution to music this year was Reggae Music Again, a full-throttle venture into roots reggae and organic sounds that the skillful deejay released just prior to his arrest and extradition to the US last year. The album also included some dancehall vibes on “Kingston Town,” which sounded like vintage dancehall as envisioned by hip-hop beat legend J Dilla. Busy spent most of the year in a US prison but ever since getting his freedom back last month, he’s been releasing shellings, most notably the vintage dancehall style of “Come Shock Out” and the critical commentary of “Artiste.”