Straight Flexin: Stream A New Mad Cobra Tune, “We And Dem A War”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Mad Cobra Downsound Records

It looks like Josef Bogdanovich’s Downsound Records and producer Skatta Burrell plan on launching a full-on ’90s dancehall revival. Fresh from rejuvenating Ninjaman’s career with the Don Gorgon’s best new music in about 20 years, Downsound has just issued “We and Dem A War” from Ninja’s one-time rival Mad Cobra, on the same barebones, Skatta-produced riddim as Ninja’s “Dawg Nyam Yuh Supper.”

Cobra, best known internationally for his 1992 dancehall/R&B crossover hit “Flex,” has kept a mostly low profile in recent years, still recording all the while but without much hype. But the gruff-voiced deejay, who was recently announced as a performer on this year’s Best of the Best concert in Miami, sounds charged up on “We and Dem a War.” Stream it here and, it being Throwback Thursday and all, enjoy a little “Flex” after that:

Mad Cobra – We and Dem a War (raw)new
“We And Dem A War”