The Best Of J.Derobie’s Reggae/Dancehall Songs…Ranked!

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JDerobie wowed everyone with his entry for Mr Eazi’s Empawa competition and since then, he’s done nothing but impress us, song after song.

It’s no secret that for me, I prefer the ‘Reggae/Dancehall J.Derobie’ to the ‘Afrobeats J.Derobie’. He’s obviously talented because look how well he does both genres effortlessly.

Because I love his undiluted reggae and dancehall music these are the flawless ones from him I will never stop listening to and of course, i ranked them!

#4 – Journey

J.Derobie’s soft voice approach to most of his dancehall music is actually soothing. If you don’t understand the patois he spews in the songs, you’d still enjoy and appreciate the melody. I love this song and I love the message in the song especially, offering hope and talking about how he’s got no intention of stopping his grind anytime soon. It’s probably the only song I’ve got on repeat the most off his Nungua Diaries EP.

#3 – Poverty

Just because this was the first song that introduced him to us and blew our minds away.

I still remember how I felt just hearing his freestyle before Mr Eazi gave him the chance to record the song properly. His unassuming self and his musical prowess really came as a pleasant surprise. Poverty is such a great tune and personally, the original was way better than the remix with Popcaan.

#2 – Irie

Irie was just pure reggae and I love it!! I don’t think any of our current dancehall acts have given us a reggae tune like this. Correct me if I’m wrong but J.Derobie filled a void with this song and it’s a pity we haven’t got something like this again. The ‘ragga’ he did on this song…flawless.

#1 – Back It

The first time I heard this song, I probably screamed because this…this has been what I was waiting for from JDerobie. Back It was so fierce and put him in a light away from the quiet, soft, shy J.Derobie. This is his best and my all-time favourite and if J.Derobie ever sees this, pleaseeee the fire and energy that was in this song, we need more!

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