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.