Toppa Top 10: Reggae/Dancehallโ€™s Greatest Lady Deejays

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May 23, 2014

7. Macka Diamond


Macka Diamond entered into the dancehall sorority in the late 1980s as Lady Mackerel, a counteraction of sorts to the then-infuential deejay Major Mackerel. Throughout her career, her knack for taking popular songs and themes from her male counterparts and refashioning them from a female point of view has been one of her strongest points. She reinvented herself in the early 2000s at Macka Diamond with tunes like โ€œTek Conโ€ a play off of Vybz Kartelโ€™s โ€œTek Buddy.โ€ Known for tunes like โ€œBun Him,โ€ โ€œHoola Hoop,โ€ โ€œ40 and Fabulousโ€ and the sexually-charged โ€œDye Dye,โ€ Macka remains one of the top female deejays in the industry.โ€”Raine Martin