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Chapter 194: Lodge

Pop reggae & dancehall

This chapter merely touches the fringes of the rich world of dancehall, while also spotlighting some of this century’s best reggae-pop hybrids. Shaggy, Sean Paul and OMI arguably simplified the dancehall sound to reach a broader audience, but they don’t sound compromised, they sound energized. “It Wasn’t Me” has two powerhouse vocal turns and a hell of a story to tell. “Cheerleader” was co-produced with reggae legends Sly & Robbie for God’s sake! Written in 2008 but charting in America in 2015, it goes to show that you can’t keep a good melody down.
1. Damian Marley

Welcome To Jamrock

2. Beenie Man

Who Am I

3. Sean Paul

Get Busy

4. Bounty Killer


5. Ini Kamoze

Here Comes the Hotstepper (Heartical Mix)

6. OMI

Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix)

7. Wayne Smith

Under Me Sleng Teng

8. Dillinger

Flat Foot Hustling

9. Shaggy

It Wasn't Me (ft. Rik Rok)

10. Black Uhuru

Sponji Reggae