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The funny thing about this is the beat starts offbrand. Almost sped up to Tonga speed for Sarkodie to really work his magic on. And does he, the two of them are performing at SXSW so hopefully some more magic will be conjured up then.
So Tonga is getting a proper video almost a year after it’s release. We are not complaining just observing. Cameos from Fuse, Donaeo and Abrantee for this Uk based video as well. A December video release could signal a January/February radio run, we shall see.
The joy of youtube is watching how dances spread faster than ever. Twerking wouldn’t have conquered the world as quickly as it did without it. In the case of Tonga , the new dance/song from Ghana’s Joey B, its a mixture of Brazilian/Latin American grinding with a pinch of azonto. Sarkodie shows up halfway through to deliver another ballistic verse (when he’s on one he really is good). Will this conquer the world?
It seems like Busy Signal has caught the Afrobeats bug! Busy is no stranger to testing out his flow on different genres (we’ve heard him do soca, hip hop, pop, house) but he seems a little late jumping on the instrumnetal to Sarkodie’s U Go Kill Me after nearly two years of us skanking to it at our parties. Better late than never though and Same Way is a big tune. We look forward to hearing Busy on some more Afrobeats riddims in the near future.
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.
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)