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

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January 15, 2014

8. Masicka and Kabaka Pyramid, “Choppingz”



With a name like “Choppingz,” this collaboration between up-and-coming dancehall artists Kabaka Pyramid and Masicka (both great lyricists, might we add) at the very least promised intrigue, and we can now attest that it is well worth more than a few replays. It’s an interesting conversation between friends, riddled with wordplay and interwoven into an amalgam of hardcore dancehall, Busta Rhymes-like rap and the kind of raw talent you might encounter at an open mic poetry session. Cool, right? Kabaka has been ‘leading the way‘ in his own right and we’re expecting big things from him this year; Masicka definitely holds his own too. He’s been around for a minute, so we’re hoping he builds enough steam to take off this year. If you haven’t heard it yet, we dare you to peep this no-chill track and, just for fun, try learning the words… โ€”Tami Tsansai