We lovingly call him the The Dream of Jamaica, but Leftside is really an under rated musical genius. Whether it’s his own songs, production, his record label, Keep Left Records, or even videos he really is someone that is incredible. In this 40 minute mix we chose some our favourite Leftside vocals and productions (including what we feel are the best cuts on our favourite riddims) and tried our best to encapsulate an artist who knows no boundaries. Whether it’s his classic dancehall, his alter ego Dr Evil who specialises in impersonations of Lil Wayne, Jay Z and Chris Brown, he really can do it all. People tend to overlook his work on higher tempo dance music with the likes of Major Lazer and Crookers employing him to give his magic touch to whatever madness they have cooking up. With the buzz building with his new single Monkey Biznizz we thought it’s time to make sure the world knows it’s #ALLLEFTSIDEEVERYTHING
You all know the classic from The Luniz’s I Got Five On It but did you know that it’s been heavily sampled since it’s release back in 1995. The song itself is instantly recognisable due to it’s sample, Club Nouveau’s Why You Treat Me So Bad. Here are our Top 5 versions.
Puff Daddy and R Kelly – Satisfy You
P Diddy shows his sensitive side with Hook Master R Kelly on the chorus, this was vintage Puff Daddy Rap and Bullshit. How could you not love a video with Diddy and Kells balling in the desert.