Toppa Top 10: Ten Tunes You (Probably) Missed in 2013

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January 15, 2014


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burna-boy-yawa-dey

Not everyone missed this tune from Nigeria’s Burna Boy. The artist, who we named No. 3 on our list of Artists to Watch for 2013ย had a big year back home in Naija, and this sharp video for “Yawa Dey” earned him props from our channel partner, OkayAfrica, among other international outlets. But this tune, with its nods to the classic Bam Bam riddim and the early ’80s deejay styles of Eek-A-Mouse, et. al, is just so good and so dancehall, we feel it is our duty to advocate for its adoption by the reggae sounds of the world. โ€”Jesse Serwer