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The 50 Best Reggae Dancehall Songs of All Time – pitchfork.com

1458 The 50 Best Reggae Dancehall Songs of All Time – pitchfork.com

Dancehall became a subgenre distinct from other styles of reggae around 1977, a time in Jamaica when deejays (equivalent to stateside MCs) were becoming as prominent as singers. In turn, the singers began adopting the call-and-response hooks and improvised couplets of deejays, creating a whole new hybrid style of singing they called “sing-jay.”

This is our top of the top ranking: the 50 Best Reggae Dancehall Songs of All Time.

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