TOPPA TOP 17: THE BEST DANCEHALL SINGLES OF 2017

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December 20, 2017

4. Vybz Kartel feat. Shenseea, โ€œLoodiโ€


Photo by Martei Korley

Technically, โ€œLoodiโ€ dropped at the tail end of 2016, but we couldnโ€™t possibly capture the year in dancehall without what was easily one of the most played bashment anthems over the last 12 months. The release of โ€œLoodiโ€ a year ago announced the arrival of a major new talent in Shenseea, and sheโ€™s added to the hype with a bagga hits since that time, including two more potent combination tracks in โ€œBridgets and Desertโ€ and โ€œRollingโ€ with Tommy Lee Sparta and Sean Paul, respectively. But this hook-up with the World Boss, an addictive analogy between the seductive powers of a female posterior and Jamaicaโ€™s favorite board game, is still her crowning achievement. From the moment we heard Shenseea chirp Mi dweeeeet fi spiiite, we knew we had a new star on our hands. ย โ€” Jesse Serwer