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True ah Hot Wuk Showtime tonight



Read up about The Heatwave movement and what inspired tonight's event here: http://www.mtv.co.uk/music/urban/2588-the-heatwave-london-s-dancehall-dons

Advance tix are sold out but 100 tix on the door for a bargain of £20. I'm most looking forward to General Levy, Glamma Kid and Riko Dan (who killed a Hot Wuk before)



And just for the sake of it, watch some Jamaican artists do what these guys will replicate tonight

The singer in the orange top with a scarred neck right at the beginning is one of my fave singers of all time. What a voice Tenor Saw had. RIP. Supercat is one of my fave deejay's of all time. He's in a suit with a cream hat @ 6:20. Every single man that touches the microphone had a serious vocal presence. If I could go back in time, I'd go to the '80s to experience dancehall.



As bonus, check this little girl get a big forward! (Via @GabrielHeatwave via @LoukiaC via @KingPMoney)



Oh and Beenie Man at 13. Rappers used to battle on the blocks (not sure how many of the ones that made it were hosting on parties before. Will check that out actually), deejay's grew up chatting on sound. That's where MCs over here get it from. That's why deejay's know how to ride a riddim unlike rappers who just rap to the beat



One to make the gal dem go "awww" Yami Bolo and another youth singing on sound

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