Toppa Top ’15: The Best Dancehall Tracks of 2015

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10. Mavado-Up Like 7/Boy Like Me

Mavado was at the top of his game again in 2015, bringing that straight-ahead dancehall we love him for (as opposed to the hip-hop crossover tracks he’s never really had much success with.) It’s tough to choose one track from him this year, but fortunately, he put two of our favorites together in one video. “Up Like 7,” on Yellow Moon Productions’ Wrangler riddim, taps into a similar vein to 2013’s “At The Top,” updating the slang for the times. In terms of freshness, it was hard to beat “Boy Like Me,” a catchy, sleeper track on DJ Frass’ sublime Jelly Wata riddim, featuring Mavado at his most charming. Honorable mention haffi go to “My League,” ‘Vado’s biggest tune of the last 12 months, and not a bad one, either. —Jesse Serwer