Time for some maaad history, the song "The Tide Is High" a 1967 song written by the late John Holt, originally performed by the Jamaican group The Paragons, of which John Holt was the lead singer.
The song gained international attention in 1980, when a version by the American band Blondie became a US/UK number one hit. The British girl group Atomic Kitten also had a number one hit with their version of the song in 2002, but for us the BADDEST and MADDEST versions of the song was the hit for Canadian rapper Kardinal Offishall released in 2008.
Kardnial over the years is known as the top producer of reggae and dancehall music in Toronto, and has a rich and successful history of songs and association with top Jamaican acts.
This one is probably the best produced dancehall songs out of the T. Dot (after Snow's Informer) Kardinal and Keri Hilson have upgraded this song to a maaaad danceable banger. Produced by Supa Dups of Black Chiney fame.
The album version features Rih Rih but there are three other versions, the second is the original version, featuring Nicole Scherzinger. A third version features Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger. The fourth version is the official single and features Keri Hilson. There is also a mash-up version which features Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger and Keri Hilson. (different versions because of music politics)
Look out the video features the "To di world" dance made subsequently famous by Usain Bolt as his trademarked Lightning Bolt pose.
Maaaad I love this song, everything works for this one