From jungle and grime to dubstep and Afroswing, Jamaica has been a big influence on British music and culture over the years. The country seems to have a special aura that produces legends, too, such as King Jammy, whose journey dates back to the early days of reggae and soundsystem culture. In its early inception, King Jammy served as a key figure in the development of the music scene on the Caribbean island.
Hussla D‘s journey was similar, however he came through the soundsystem route via Northampton, England. During his come-up, Hussla produced, deejayed and MC’d over reggae, dancehall and other sub-genres of reggae — such as hip-hop, garage, grime and jungle. It was almost fate that they would come together to collaborate on a track, and that’s exactly what they went and did on “Skanking In The Dancehall”.
The feel-good song samples the B-side of a King Jammy release from the ’80s called “One Time Girlfriend”, which also incorporates the vocalist Super Black on the catchy chorus. Recreating the original vibe in a modern style, they help to bring the words to life by making the protagonist of the video a young boy who shows Hussla’s journey, along with the power of music. Take it in above.