We start with a modern classic. It struck me when recently my brother who lives in the USA said he had never heard of this song. Whereas it was surprising at first I realized that not all of Jamaican music percolates to the rest of the world at the same time. That's why there are still people somewhere on our dear planet still doing the Bogle and Butterfly, you know yourselves;-) and think that is the current dance in Jamaica. Also why some songs while old in Jamaica are only now becoming hits in other parts of the world to new audiences.
Which brings us to today's classic, you should be familiar with this one "Watch Out for this -Bumaye" a classic fusion of dancehall and EDM produced by the ever creative collective called Major Laser and featuring the the crowning talents of Busy Signal. A breakout tune for Busy at the time who made a major re- emergence catapulted by the popularity of this tune.
Another interesting fact is a lot of people who love and sing this song have no idea what the chorus means "Bumaye" it is not Jamaican patois it actually is taken from the great Mohamed Ali, made famous from the Rumble in the Jungle fight with Joe Frasier in Zaire in 1974, captured in the Will Smith bio flick Ali .
The people are actually shouting " Boma Ye Ali " which means Kill Him Ali, fast forward 40 years and put it to in a chorus with a banging beat and its recaptured in this classic dance hall hit ..maaaaad