Toppa Top ’16: The Best Dancehall Singles of 2016

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December 15, 2016


7. Jahmiel, โ€œWhere Were Uโ€

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The best song on Good Good Productionsโ€™ Cure Pain riddim, one of the biggest riddims of the year (with honorable mentions going to Mavadoโ€™s โ€œBig League,โ€ Kartelโ€™s โ€œIโ€™ll Take You Thereโ€ and I-Octaneโ€™s โ€œNo Badda Dan Jahโ€) โ€œWhere Were Uโ€ saw Jahmiel cement his place among the top new-school dancehall dons. โ€œWhere Were Uโ€ is an absolute juggernaut of a song, breaking into mainstream circles within the U.K. and getting radio play on both commercial and underground radio stations after taking over the streets in JA. The songโ€™s relatable lyrics resonate with so many people, making โ€œWhere Were Uโ€ a favorite with both gunman and the righteous. โ€” Osei Pola-Samuels