TOPPA TOP 10: THE BEST REGGAE SINGLES OF 2017*

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December 21, 2017

3. Samory-I, โ€œRasta Nuh Gangstaโ€

โ€œRasta Nuh Gangstaโ€ is the standout track on Samory-Iโ€™s debut album Black Gold, a collaboration with selector/producer Rory Stone Love. Samory tells a story of being misunderstood, profiled and harassed by the police due to his appearance and Rastafarian beliefs. โ€œIโ€™m here to set Jah people free, peace and love is my philosophy,โ€ Samory declares in protest to the songโ€™s figurative officer figure. Samory-Iโ€™s emotion filled vocals and Roryโ€™s production combine to form a sound that recalls vintage roots reggae, but does not sound dated or out of place today. โ€”ย Gibbo