Words by Jesse Serwer—
With the backing of Downsound Records‘ Josef Bogdanovich (aka “The Last Don”), the always unpredictable Ninjaman has seemingly become more prolific and focused than ever. The Original Front Tooth Gold Tooth Gun Pon Tooth Don Gorgon has released a torrent of new music in the past few weeks through Downsound, including his best song in nearly two decades, and a brilliant video for his single “Dweet.” His latest leak, “Dawg Nyam Yuh Supper” keeps the string going with some biting social commentary tackling the current economic crisis in Jamaica, delivered over a minimalist riddim from Cordell “Skatta” Burrell. The tune has a more traditional feel than your typical Ninjaman track—at least until it ends with one of Ninja’s trademark rants.
Not up on Ninjaman’s history? See our Toppa Top Ten Essential Ninjaman Tunes for a primer.