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Rudimental cover Fugees for Like A Version on triple j

Rudimental with Veronica & Lewis on triple j. For Like A Version they redo the Fugees hit Ready or Not, which borrowed from the Delphonics track of the same name. Boo ya!

Listen: Rudimental – Ready or Not (Like A Version Cover)

Dancehall Reggae’s New Viral Video Vixens


Dutty Dancing is back this Saturday, and yes, we are doing the dutty dance off one more time.

The stakes are high with a piece of dancehall reggae history up for grabs as we are give away one of Shabba Rank’s iconic gold ropes* in our competition. In 1994, when in Kingston, Jamaica, Nick Toth won this piece of jewelry from Shabba after settling a dispute in a deadly thumb wrestling match. It could be yours, if your booty reigns supreme in our dance off. To give you a little inspiration for your routine, we have compiled a couple more videos to keep you from doing something a little more productive.

There has been a long standing relationship between hip hop and dancehall reggae. Hip Hop started with DJ Kool Herc, who took the trend of DJs chanting over records in Jamaica and brought it to New York.

Over the last year or so, this influence has been more prominent as American artist have been using Caribbean music as the inspiration for the biggest club bangers. Kanye’s Mercy samples Super Beagle, and almost everything on the Yeezus album has a classic vocal from Capelton, Sizzla or Beenie Man. French Montana’s Freaks, A$AP Ferg’s Shabba Ranks, and of course Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj return to their Caribbean roots to create Twerk It – check out the cameo from DJ Khaled, who’s recent proposal to Nicki was returned with a restraining order.


As much as I love Busta’s caricature of dancehall culture – there is a lot more to dancehall dance than simple twerking like Miley Cyrus. In our last article for Goodgod, I put you up on the age old dancehall standards that have been inspiration for most of the dancing you see in hip hop video clips. This time around I am going to introduce you to a couple of more recent trends.

Like the explosion of Youtube covers, and ‘sweded’ movie trailers, reggae has it’s own viral video trend as young women with wastes of rubber and booties like yo-yos record their own versions of the biggest dances – some of which are generating more hits than the official film clip.

From New York, Miss Likkle Bit’s astounding interpretation of Mr Vega’s latest hit is almost at 2 million views. Looking like it was recorded on a laptop camera in her basement, the crazy skills she displays in this video led to Miss Likkle Bits touring with the likes of Major Lazer.

Like a lot of the Sweded Trailers you see, the production value for the viral videos are ever improving. Here Jamaica’s, Russian Roulette dancers saved RDX a little money as their version of KOTCH removed the need for RDX to shoot an official video for one of the biggest dances of the year.

Over to the UK, here the Unique Silver dancers takeover the playground as on lookers with their children are made to feel a little uncomfortable.

Rewwiinnddddd! I posted this in my last article, but it deserves a reload. The music of Nigeria and Ghana have been increasingly getting played at bashment parties in the UK. Way bigger than the official video, this couple do their interpretation of FUSE ODG’s crossover Azonto hit. Different to traditional dancehall, the dance moves are influences by those popular in Ghana.


One more for inspiration. Inspired by the style and dancing of the low budget early 90s videos by Shabba Ranks, Beenie Man and Chaka Demus & Pliers, Major Lazer take us back with this clip. Like the Snow of modern dancehall reggae, Diplo really dresses the part. Too funny!

See at Goodgod Danceteria this Saturday bruking it down in our competition. Get to practicing now!

*said Shabba Ranks Gold Rope may not be the genuine article. It is most likely a bad fake bought online.


Download: RDX – Kotch

Download: O – Money Pull Up

Video: Dialectrix “Satellite” (Produced by Exile) – Live on Stolen Records

Hey remember this guy? He was on the show about a month ago and apparently he brought a camera crew.

This track is everything right about hip hop. Chilled beat, thoughtful lyrics and an MC with presence. Check the video and make sure you support homegrown talent and live music by seeing this dude when he comes to a venue near you. Remaining tour dates below. Oh and hey, if you close one eye, squint with the other and take a step back, you can see me at the 2:47 mark. Start the timer on my 15 minutes.

Friday 1st March – Baroque, Katoomba
Friday 8th March – Alhambra, Brisbane
Saturday 9th March – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 16th March – Transit Bar, Canberra

Video: Busdriver – Niggas In Paris and Shutterbug Freestyle

WATCH THIS! Busdriver did this freestyle on the show late last year. Possibly the best freestyle we have had on the show since Aceyalone paid us a visit. There is something about those West Coast underground rappers and insane freestyle flows.

Download: Busdriver – Niggas In Paris / Shutterbug Freestyle

Listen: Busdriver – Kev’s Blistering Computer Tan and Driver’s “Rapper’s Rapper” Monkier

Video: Jus Allah of Jedi Mind Tricks and Outerspace Freestyle live on FBi Radio

Rapping time with Just Allah of Jedi Mind Tricks and Outerspace. Yay!

Listen: Jedi Mind Tricks – Razorblade Salvation

Listen: Jedi Mind Tricks – Godzilla ft Vinnie Paz, Jus Allah, Celph Titled, Apathy, Planetary & King Magnetic

Video: Player Haters Ball: Joyride’s R Kelly Tribute

A big night of hot, sweaty dancing. If you weren’t there, feat not, because the Player Haters Ball is happening again this Friday. This time Alphamama joins the night for an evening of your favourite R&B covers and some damn good DJs…. Details.

Download: Joyride and The Accidents – Stumbling

Download: R. Kelly – Ignition (b.cause spread love re-tally)

Listen: R. Kelly – Sex Planet | Buy Me

Joyride Performs Frank Ocean’s ‘Novacane’

Podcast: Joyride interview and sings a cover plus more!

Video: Mr Clean – Hard Yak b/w Casket

Friends or not, there are a couple of awkward looking dudes that I wouldn’t have invited to my video shoot. Even so, dope song, fresh Indonesian batik shirt and a sweet video from one of the best rappers in Sydney to never release anything.

Mr Clean has been around since the mid 90s when he was rapping with Torcha in Etnik Tribe, and appearing on the first Celcius album as Clockwise. He was like the unsigned hype of the time, however, never seemed to get anything out. It is good to see he has still got that hunger and killing it like never before with some help from Colourd Noyz on production.

Listen: Mr Clean – Hard Yak

Oh and by the way the video was shot by our very own Robin Hearfield

Sky’High – Don Dada | Look At Me Now

As much as she has been lacking in manners the last time or so she came by the studio, Sky’high’s new stuff is pretty nice. For those unacquainted, Sky is semi a representative of the searcher/adlay culture in Sydney. Kinda like our version of a ‘chav’, you will see lads wearing Nike hats and shorts, air max, nautica polos, talking in pig latin and generally being a nuisance. Their fearless leader, Sky has been making big moves, working with New Zealand hit maker P Money. Here are some of their tunes…

Download: Sky’high – Look At Me Now

Download: Sky’high – Don Dada

And here are a couple of oldies from her mixtape “Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Something Old, Something New: Volume 2”.

Download: Sky’high – Peace Of Mind

Download: Sky’high – Time Goes By

Oh and here is Sky on the show, maybe a year ago…

Beyonce – Party ft. J Cole & Andre 3000

Cot damn, trailer park Beyonce getting busy in the kitchen. I need to take a cold shower.

Listen: Beyonce – Party ft J Cole | iTunes

Listen: Beyonce – Party ft Andre 3000

So Andre version or Cole?

Video: Joyride Covers Frank Ocean’s Novacane

I really had to stop myself from singing along to this. Ahead of the Player Haters Ball on this Saturday at Good God, Joyride gives us a little taste of what you can expect from his set. With just an acoustic guitar and his voice, he gives us a superb rendition of Frank Ocean’s ‘Novacane’. It is a rather raw recording from the show, I just added a bit compression in garage band. Hopefully the quality is okay.

Download: Joyride – Novacane (Frank Ocean Cover – Live on Stolen Records)

Podcast: Joyride on his twitter beef with Rick Ross and real beef with DJ Morgs