Toppa Top 10: Ten Rap Songs That Shout Out Shabba

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July 18, 2013

8. Kanye West (feat. Kid Cudi) – “Guilt Trip” (2013)

I hit her with Jamaican dick, I’m the new Shabba

Chi-Town’s greatest certainly seems to have a thing for dancehall. From sampling Super Beagle’s “Dust a Soundbwoy” on his G.O.O.D. Music single “Mercy” to using Capleton’s “Forward Inna Dem Clothes” and Beenie Man’s “Memories” in his most recent creation, Yeezus, Kanye appears to be just as influenced by Jamaica’s musical culture as he is of Chicago’s. (Read about Kanye’s Top 10 Jamaican moments here). It’s not surprising that he would shout out dancehall’s “big, dutty, stinkin” giant in “Guilt Trip” (which also features a chopped-up Popcaan sample from Pusha T’s “Blocka”). The self-proclaimed “bedroom bully,” Shabba is probably honored to pass that torch to the Yeez.