Toppa Top 10: Sly + Robbie’s Most Deadly Riddims

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October 27, 2015


2. Sensimilia (Black Uhuru, 1980)
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The thunderous sound and austere structure of โ€œSinsemilla,โ€ fleshed out by Bunny Tom Tomโ€™s fierce mix, was the Riddim Twinsโ€™ frank and forthright message to the world that the sound of reggae had changed. There was no warning, no apology, and nowhere for the weak hearts to hide. Sly & Robbie forged the most militant, hard-hitting, high-stepping sound in reggae, leaving nothing but scorched earth and rattled skulls in their wake.