TOPPA TOP 10: THE BEST REGGAE SINGLES OF 2017*

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December 21, 2017

11/10. Busy Signal, โ€œHold a Mediโ€/Romain Virgo and Christopher Martin, โ€œLeave People Businessโ€


Photo by Martei Korley

Nosy neighbors must have reached crisis levels in Jamaica, because they were the topic of two great reggae tracks we couldnโ€™t get enough of this year. โ€œHold a Mediโ€ chronicles Busy Signalโ€™s attempts to smoke a spliff in peace, delivered with the lyrical panache weโ€™ve come to expect from the Turf Boss. Meanwhile, Jamaicaโ€™s most successful former reality show stars Christopher Martin and Romain Virgo (both were โ€˜discoveredโ€™ on Digicel Rising Stars, Jamaicaโ€™s โ€œAmerican Idolโ€) unite on โ€œLeave People Business,โ€ a track firmly in the spirit of Jacob Miller and Inner Circleโ€™s โ€œTenement Yard,โ€ perhaps the greatest ‘mind-your-own-business’ anthem ever. Gwaan, mind your own and leave people business alone! โ€”ย Desmond Alphonso