Toppa Top ’16: The Best Dancehall Singles of 2016

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16. Alkaline, “After All”


With Vybz Kartel’s future currently in question, all eyes are on Alkaline, who has been attempting to ascend into the top spot long inhabited by the World Boss. “After All” is one of the biggest tunes in dancehall at the current moment, and if Alkaline is ultimately successful in obtaining that coveted spot, it will surely be looked at as a staple tune for years to come. Lyrically, love and loyalty are the words pledged by the Vendetta boss on “After All,” a gangster tune set to a danceable tempo. Alkaline makes it clear that he and his Vendetta crew are ready for whatever his rivals have to offer, with no intention of backing down. — Juss Kool