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Boom, bang, connek *flashback to 2006* I didn't know what to title this. It's basically more tunes I like. If you like them wonderful, if not, sorry. Scroll down, may find something you like there. Or come back tomorrow/Thursday.

Assassin a.k.a. Agent Sasco - Talk How Mi Feel/Nothing At All

As per usual, Agent Sasco has started off yet another year bursting out of the blocks with an onslaught of tunes. Followers of dancehall will know that Sasco is one of the most underrated lyricists in the game. As you'll see/hear by this, his clarity is probably his biggest let down as his gruff vocals prove inaudible at times to the untrained to patois ear. However, if you're fortunate to understand you are in for a treat as 'Sassin lashes out on the wrongs in the world such as bleaching, selling out, murderers, rich people that made their riches at the expense of ghetto people, rapists, women that aren't well groomed etc.

"Nothing At All" is on Big Ship's Pepper riddim. I've rated 'Sassin since about '02/'03 because he rides the riddim like the dancehall deejay's in the past with up to the time skills.

Lady Saw - Wife A Wife

Saw back on her anthem sh*t. This song is ridiculously feisty. For those unfamiliar with Patois, wife = main chick, mate = side chick. She's cussin' out all the "hoes".

Laden - Come Mek Me Touch Yuh

2010 was a relatively quiet year for Laden. Began making headway in 2009 with "Time To Shine", dunno what happened last year. Although he doesn't do the chorus on this (vocals are by producer Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor), he has a knack for hooks. Anyway, this song is very seductive. Makes me think of a sweaty club, condensation, women in small items of clothing, whining for the general (me).

Check my interview with him and Chino

Queen Ifrica - Pot Still 'Affi Bubble

Queen Ifrica is possibly my favourite female artist in the world. Her strike rate for top quality conscious tunes is in the region of... well, I can't think of many songs I don't like (apart from her album, Montego Bay being a wrong selection but life goes on).

This is another one of those top tunes. "Pot Still Affi Bubble" = liquid bubbling in pot while making food = "still have to eat". What she says is "Even though things are hard, we still have to eat. Got family to meet, quality of life isn't good, higher society don't want us to live good but we're gonna survive. There may not be a lot but we'll give thanks for what we get."

Ed Sheeran - The A-Team (Ackee & Saltfish remix)

Been waiting for this to appear on YouTube for a while now. Producer Shy FX from way back when Drum & Bass was actually good, and actually had bass, and was better known as Jungle puts down a reggae remix for Mr. Sheeran. The A-Team is out this week. Buy it on iTunes. He is #2 midweek. Approx 2,000 copies behind #1. The A-Team is quite possibly the best single for '011 thus far. I remember when I posted this in April last year, it had less than 2,000 view on YouTube, now it has amassed over 2 MILLION!


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