But in celebrating the best of the best, separating the tangled ingredients that make dancehall so consistently brilliant—a fearless approach to sexuality, an experimental approach to sound technology, a military approach to lyrical wordplay, a joyful approach to resistance—is like cutting open the drum to see what makes it go bang. Dancehall became a subgenre distinct from other styles of reggae around , a time in Jamaica when deejays equivalent to stateside MCs were becoming as prominent as singers. Each attempts to fortify their position with higher walls of custom-built speaker boxes. Song selections are delivered with taunting microphone commentary in a war of words—something like a cross between a hip-hop DJ battle and a playground game. Some soundsystems are also record labels, and may bring affiliated singers or deejays to represent them. Occasionally, notorious artists go head-to-head. A global phenomenon that stretches from New York to Tokyo, clashes are planned as meticulously as any heavyweight bout or Olympic heat.
With a unique loyalty program, the Hungama rewards you for predefined action on our platform. Accumulated coins can be redeemed to, Hungama subscriptions. You need to be a registered user to enjoy the benefits of Rewards Program. You are not authorised arena user. Please subscribe to Arena to play this content. Why Mobile Number? Receive subscription updates via SMS. Rest assured we WON'T spam! A verification link has been sent to Kindly check your mail. New User?
Login / Signup
Click here to cancel reply. Please signup or login to answer this question. Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon! Forgot Password? Log in with Facebook.
Dancehall has long been embedded with wide-ranging overtones that have made it one of the leading genres in Jamaica since the s. One topic that Dancehall has definitely shone a light on throughout its evolution is sex. Artists have never shied away from telling the naughty things that go on behind closed doors; in many cases, going into heavily explicit detail to get their points across.