FROM THE OLD TO THE NEW !!!
The December NM REGGAE DANCEHALL CHARTS has moved from the old to the new, with a whopping 12 new entries this time around. High Society's COOLIE DANCE has completely taken over NM. Elephant Man still holds the top spot with "Genie Dance", but he is being severely challenged by Bounty Killer's "Yuh Gawn" on the same riddim. Also strong on the COOLIE DANCE are Ward 21's "Nuh Like We", sending a message to the numerous haters out there: "If yuh nuh like we, go muck yo summa (instead of suck yo mumma)", as well as Red Rat's square-dance inspired (!!!) "Round & Round". Cecile's controversial call for the guys to go ahead and give her some oral sex (a definite taboo & no no in Jamaican dancehall circles/society as a whole) has to take the cake though. She says: " So when selectah talk bout who nah do it hand ina di air, keep your hand dem by your side cause di gal dem no care-so just do it to me baby, no matter what nobody say!" These lyrics are BOUND to cause a storm, so expect numerous counteractions in the near future.
raging in NM is Don Corleon's GOOD TO GO, featuring a wicked,driving guitar-hook.
It is represented by the energy god, Baby Cham, Predator and Regan, with
another hot Wayne Wonder bubbling under.
No new killer roots tunes have come our way lately, leaving only Sizzla to represent that vibes, yet there is hope as there are a number of quality riddims about to hit the streets, including selections from Penthouse, Calibud, and 2 Miles labels. The last of these features a RED-HOT track from a new singer called Nicky King (Bringing the guns to town) which is striving for the #1 spot in Jamaica at this time. Also bubbling under are a number of MURDEROUS tracks from Mr."Heads High"Vegas that we've been lucky enough to receive. He has one on COOLIE DANCE (not on Greensleeves), one on the Punjabi/Nightrider beat, and the absolute smasher entitled "Tamale". More on all those next time around, as they are bound to MASH UP the NM dancehalls.
Blessed Love until next year: