This past weekend i've been on a reggae rampage! Reggae has been playing in my head phones nonstop. I started with dancehall and eventually regressed back to reggae of the 90s. Just some stuff that reminded me of my childhood...back in the days when my biggest worries were not having enough change for the ice cream man or being able to ride in my friends barbie jeep (ok after age 8 those weren't my biggest worries anymore, but you know what i mean lol). Back when being the youngest meant being the family entertainment during visits and holidays. Being egged on to do the "latest dances" which included of course the butterfly, the pepperseed, the tik tok and the bogle (i was a beast at that back in the day man, I definitely could get all the way down to the floor and effortlessly bogle my way back up. If i tried that today i'd probably wind up in the hospital).
Sigh, i was definitely a child raised on reggae. I went through a significant part of my life with most people believing i was a yardi (jamaican) because i was always so into reggae and dancehall, because i danced like there was no tomorrow (actual dancing, not just whining my hips- though i was a pro at that too especially as i got older *wink* lol) and could understand patois with little trouble.
So here's some of my faves from when i was a kid (late 80s-mid 90s)
Sean Paul- infiltrate, deport dem, haffi get di gyal yah (hot gal today)
Mr. Vegas- heads high
Red Rat- tight up skirt
Lil Vicious- freaks, nika
Shabba Ranks- ting a ling, twice my age, champion lover
Terror Fabulous- action
Mad Cobra- flex
Chaka Demus & Pliers- bam bam, murder she wrote
Tenor Saw/Buju Banton- ring the alarm
Buju Banton- batty rider
Beenie Man- Romie, who am i
Junior Reid- One Blood
Sister Nancy- Bam Bam
Dawn Penn- You don't love me (No No No)
Lady Saw- Sycamore Tree, Rich Girl
So many more songs i could put up here, especially from my teens and 20s, but it would literally take days to do so. But if you're ever in need of some good reggae, u know who to holla at lol.
Happy Monday everyone :)