Essential Kartel: Vybz Kartel’s 30 Most Essential Tunes

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March 31, 2014


30. “Dancehall Hero”

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Kartel perfectly summed up his dominant role in dancehall circa 2010 with this track on ZJ Chrome’s Dancehall EFX riddim, illustrating all of the ways “Everything weh mi do dem follow.” Kartel could do no wrong as far as dancehall fans were concerned in 2010, and “Dancehall Hero,” with its hilarious, on-point analysis of other dancehall artists’ preoccupation with him, shows exactly why. โ€”Jesse Serwer