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Kaakie x Too Much (Live on Big Brother Africa)

Here is Ghanian dancehall star and HDD favourite Kaakie performing Too Much on Big Brother Africa which is a really big look. It seems to be the semi finals of the show which makes it all that much sweeter. Congrats to her and the Ghamaicans team.

Kaakie x Too Much

Very excited that Kaakie has dropped a video for this song because its’s just great. The video is spectacular as well, showing off what i assume is Ghana’s natural beauty. Those creeks are similar to the ones that my parents come from so it took this video a little bit further. Looking forward to hearing more from her in the future. I did an African dancehall mix on the Style and Swagger show last year that primarily focused on her.

HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2012

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As 2012 comes into its last few days we decided to  repeat last year’s near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2012.

Atumpan – The Thing
Kerwin Du Bois – Bacchanalist
Miguel  – Adorn
Jeremih – 773 Love
Vybz Kartel – Party Mi Say
Machel Montano – Go Down
Kanye West feat Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – Mercy
Konshens  – Stop Sign
Dom Kennedy – My Type Of Party
Kendrick Lamar feat Dr Dre – The Recipe
Cham  – Wine
Frank Ocean –  Pyramids
Murlo – Next To You
D’Banj – Oliver Twist
Future  – Turn On The Lights
Trojan  – Check Your Weight 
The Dream  – Dope Bitch
Popcaan – Party Shot
Jessie Ware – 110%
Dre Skull – Kling Klang Riddim

Picking just 20 tunes that summed up the year in music for us was extremely difficult so here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.

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E40 – Function
Kaakie –  Toffee Pon Tongue
Gappy Ranks –  Wickedest Slam In Di Garrison
Busy Signal –  Real Spender$ (Theory Refix)
Burna Boy  – Like To Party
Omarion feat Wale – MIA

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Santigold – Disparate Youth
Poirier – Bring It On feat EJ Von Lyrik
Kakal – Saltfish (Magaroze Riddim)
Lexx Blake feat Serocee & Rubi Dan –  Let Your Booty Riddim 
Stylo G  – Press Up
R2Bees feat Sarkodie & Nana Boro –  Agyeeei (Dubbel Dutch Re-Riddim)

Kaakie x Too Much (Live @VGMA)

Last week Hootie Who was a guest on Style and Swagger and did a 30mins African Dancehall influenced set (You can hear that soon). Most of the music came from West Africa and in particular from lady Kaakie. She comes from Ghana and is rapidly gaining a higher profile thanks to a string of bangers mostly produced by JMJ. On the above performance she preforms To Much and Toffee Pon Toungue. Toffee might be familiar because it’s direct cousin is Overproof riddim (Mavado’s Settle Down, Beenie Man Let’s Go and Daniel Beddingfield’s Sometimes You Just Know) none the less she smacks it. I urge you to check out the studio version and hear how she rides that beat.