Toppa Top 10: The Best Reggae Tunes of 2013

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10. Gappy Ranks – “Carpenter”gappy-ranks

U.K. sensation Gappy Ranks has spent a great deal of time in the trenches of dancehall and bashment, but shifted his efforts back largely to one drop and conscious tunes in 2013, as evident by his recent LP, Shining Hope. Another massive single from King I-Vier’s Royal Order Music label, “Carpenter” is modern one drop at its finest with Gappy riding the riddim like a boss, with a hint of warning to drum pan soundbwoys in there for good measure. —Deejay Theory