Toppa Top ’15: The Best Reggae Tracks of 2015

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December 31, 2015

1.ย Kabaka Pyramid- Well Done

The lyrically-gifted Kingstonian Kabaka Pyramid channeled his inner Peter Tosh and unleashed politically-charged fyah on our No. 1 reggae single of 2015. Backed by the flawless production touch of Jr. Gong Damian Marley, โ€œWell Doneโ€ details 50-plus years of dubious decisions by Jamaican politicians, from bad IMF deals to rising unemployment. Itโ€™s the type of lyrical content that was the standard in the late โ€˜70s, from greats like Max Romeo and Neville Martin. And much like them, what makes the this track so impressive is Kabakaโ€™s ability to make his history lesson both catchy and captivating. Chalk it up to the smart, poetic wit weโ€™ve come to love from Pyramid. Itโ€™s all the more proof that when Kabaka grab the mic, itโ€™s always worth a listeningโ€ฆ even if youโ€™re a Jamaican politician. โ€”Saxon Baird