I listen to any genre of music, hip hop, pop, rap, rock, alternative, country, RnB, gospel, dub step, soca, as long as I like the song.
My fave genre of music is reggae, which is a part of Jamaica’s culture but I have to admit I do listen to dancehall, though some people don’t like the rawness of it, it’s also a part of the Jamaican culture and I was grown on it, I do dance to it as well.
Dancehall has 3 main types of songs, there are dancing chunes (tunes) which are songs that tell you what dance moves to do, for example Everybody Dance by RDX or Tek Weh Yuself by Mr. Vegas; there are bad man chunes which are songs that bring out the gangster in you, in a lyrical way the artiste describes what they would do to anybody who disrespects them, for example Box Lunch by Vybz Kartel. There are whining or wining chunes, whining is the Caribbean equivalent to twerking, these songs are the more raw ones, they’re usually for the females, (males may whine on the females) to move their waistline and butts to the rhythm, (which can be fast or slow) for example Tan Tuddy by Aidonia. (Explicit version of song!)
The other type of dancehall songs are usually feel good songs about partying, smoking, drinking or enjoying yourself in life which you can easily sing along to, rock with the beat and buss couple blank (i.e. raise your hand in the air with 2 fingers pointing and imitate gun shots) for example Everything Nice by Popcaan or Hi by Vybz Kartel. There are the one off songs that are a mix of dancehall & reggae, for example Diamond Sox Remix by Notis & Iba Mahr ft.Tarrus Riley.
My favourite dancehall artiste is Konshens, so here’s one of his new songs that shows the basics of a Jamaican street dance or party.
If you’ve been on my blog before you would know Protoje is my favourite reggae artiste, so here’s a new single he released off his upcoming album, “Ancient Future.”