Take Ding Dong's "Snap Back" for example:
Now let's take a trip down memory lane for a moment. Shabba Ranks, Super Cat, Early B, Lady Patra, Born Jamericans and etc. put Jamaican music on the map as far as Dancehall is concerned during and following the large influx of Jamaicans to the UK and Northern States in the U.S.
Everything from J.A. fashion to slang, was incorporate into urban American pop culture. Jamaica got it's shine on and hasn't lost it's relevancy since then...but lately I've noticed, the more popular we've become the more we have changed who we are in terms of "our swagger".
It's one thing to "rap" and cross over...but our riddims even changed. How do we go from snares and bass of "Dem Bow" or "Heartbeat Riddim" to r&b tune style riddims such as the one in Demarco's "True Friends"? LOL.
Am I the only one who noticed this? What is your take on this? Am I overreacting? Share.:)