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25 R&B Dancehall & Reggae Fusion Songs To Turn You On

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Over the last few years, the influence of dancehall music in other genres has been extremely prevalent. Though genres have been pulling from other sounds not like their own for further back than we can remember, reggae, dancehall, soca, and its accompanying sounds from the Caribbean, have been some of the most replicated.

Originating in the late ’70s, dancehall music grew to new lengths in the early ’90s with sounds provided by Shabba Ranks, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Mad Cobra, and more. Uncovering massive US crossover success, the sound only provided a demand for more music like it. Thus, the late ’90s and early ’00s saw an even larger breakthrough in the US market than before, solidifying dancehall as a top contender in mainstream crossover music. While Caribbean-based artists were taking advantage of crossing over into our market, Pop, Rap, and R&B artists were also taking advantage of the addictive sound penetrating our ears. Artists like No Doubt,  Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Twista, Busta Rhymes, Sean Kingston, and more pulled the sounds of dancehall and fused it with their own, subsequently making them fall in the reggae fusion genre.

With the recent success of Drake’s “Controlla” and the Tory Lanez new single “LUV,” the love and admiration of the dancehall and reggae fusion sound continues to make its impact on current day music. While many will pose the question on whether or not dancehall is becoming mainstream again thanks to native artists like Popcaan, Konshens, Vybz Kartel, and Kranium, and non-natives such as the formerly mentioned, I give the firm answer that dancehall has never left.

With a sound that delivers longevity, appreciation, and respect, dancehall and reggae fusion songs will always be present due to their ability to stay relevant long after their debut into what we consider as “mainstream.”

Whether you’ve been a fan of the sound or are just joining in on the wave due to a few tracks that have recently surfaced, this list of “25 R&B Dancehall & Reggae Fusion Songs To Turn You On” will help you remember why dancehall and reggae fusion are two of the most influential sounds around.

Check out the full list below!

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Keyshia Cole Meets Her Biological Father After 34 Years

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Keyshia Cole has been going through a lot in her personal life and music career lately, but the R&B songstress recently received some incredible news, which has resulted her finding and meeting her biological father!

The Oakland native, who was adopted by family friends Leon and Yvonne Cole at just two years old, has reunited with her dad after 34 years. In an Instagram post, Cole shared a photo of Virgil Hunter, a boxing trainer, and opened up about their emotional reunion following a paternity test.

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Keyshia Cole Readies New Single “Best Friend”

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Keyshia Cole has officially gone independent. To celebrate the big move, the R&B songstress has announced a brand new single, “Best Friend.”

She revealed the exciting news on Instagram, sharing some details about her new journey, including a partnership with EMPIRE Distribution.

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New Music: Keyshia Cole – Hotline Bling (Remix)

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Lately, the remixes have been all about the ladies. With Sevyn Streeter delivering her version of the Tory Lanez single “Say It” last week, it was only a matter of time before another lady took their turn at one of the most popular singles out right now.

Jumping on Drakes “Hotline Bling,” Keyshia Cole stands up for the ladies and pours her heart out about a love going wrong. Singing out, “Ever since I left the crib you started feeling sorry for yourself now / It’s crazy how you had me feeling left out / And everybody knows you left me stressed out,” one could only think that she’s flashing back to nights of distress with her last situation.

“Much respect to @champagnepapi, but this one is for the ladies,” said Keyshia, who is currently working on her first independent album and recently dropped the London On Da Track-produced “Don’t Wast My Time” earlier this month.

Take a listen to her version of “Hotline Bling” below:

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New Music: Keyshia Cole feat. Young Thug – Don’t Waste My Time

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Keyshia Cole has never been one to mess with. So just in case you thought she may have changed, the R&B diva is here to keep it 100 with the brand new song “Don’t Waste My Time” featuring Young Thug.

Over a snapping London On Da Track production, KC laments about the games her man keeps playing, singing out: “So don’t waste my time ’cause I don’t have it for you.”

“Told my TEAM that I need to drop something now and I wanted to give my fans a free song,” tweeted Keyshia. “My first Single will be out soon, this is for the STREETS!!!!!!!”

She is working on her seventh album and first independent release (thanks to some encouragement from Prince) with London On Da Track.

Take a listen below:

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Keyshia Cole Performs in Bathing Suit, Jeremih Performs Live on Keys at Summer Jamz 18

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This past weekend, Detroit radio station Hot 107.5 held their “Summer Jamz 18” concert live at Chene Park. The bill included a line-up of many of today’s hottest Rap and R&B stars, including performances by Keyshia Cole and Jeremih who both brought something notable to the stage.

Keyshia recently caused a social media swarm when she showed off her new “downstairs” tattoo via Instagram, posing in a revealing bathing suit. Keeping with the summer vibes the R&B vixen took the stage rocking a sexy pink bathing suit for her performance, leaving many waiting for a live glimpse at the new tat.

Jeremih hit the Summer Jamz 18 audience with a special performance playing a must see throwback performance of his breakout hit “Birthday Sex” live on the keys.

Check out both performances below:

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New Music: Rayven Justice feat. Keyshia Cole & French Montana – Hit Or Nah (Remix)

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Bay Area singer Rayven Justice had a breakout year in 2014 with various buzz singles inclusing “Slide Thru” and “Hit Or Nah.”

After releasing the remix with French Montana and launching a radio tour with DJ Carisma, Rayven is now joined by the Bay Area’s R&B queen, Keyshia Cole, for the remix of the remix.

KC lays down the rules and tells her guy that she ain’t got no time for the BS. “I know you heard about, how I keep it 100 / Keep playin’ around, you gon’ miss out on sumthin,” she sings.

Take a listen below:

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Keyshia Cole Alludes Jail Time, Warrant Dismissed

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Good news for Keyshia Cole, the R&B vixen got off scott free in her criminal case where she could have ended up in jail for 30 days.

TMZ reported that Kesyhia’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in Santa Clarita court Monday morning, arguing that a 10-year-old bench warrant should not be enforced.

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