Ghana’s Dancehall king was ranked alongside some of the greatest dancehall artiste in the world.
Shatta Wale, The dancehall king was chosen as one of the best ten dancehall artist of all time alongside notable dancehall artistes like Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel and others. According to Ranker.com, a popular ranking website, the artistes ranked on the list include Jamaican megastars and under-the-radar dancehall artists quietly putting out new songs – the top dancehall bands on this list have enough of a fanbase to sell out music halls and theatres around the world.
“While dancehall started in the late 1970s in Jamaica as an offshoot of reggae, the genre saw a new wave of popularity come in when current crossover artists like Rihanna and M.I.A. introduced elements of dancehall to a broader audience of hip hop and R&B fans. Those who have fallen in love with the genre through current songs can go back and rediscover top dancehall artists – like Yellowman and Eek-a-Mouse – who are must-listens for any fan of dancehall. This represents a look at greatest dancehall bands of all time – across many decades – since the most famous dancehall artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best dancehall music”
The website allows voters to vote based on the quality of the band’s music instead of just voting for the most popular dancehall bands that they might’ve heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote. In simpler terms the best dancehall artists of all time are based on user votes and input.
Ghana’s dancehall king was ranked second behind Vybz Kartel.
Stonebwoy and Samini arr the two other Ghanaian artistes who made the ranking.
Here is the top 10 list
1. Vybes Kartel
2. Shatta Wale
3. Beenie Man
4. Busy Signal
6. Buju Banton
7. Winky D
8. Sean Paul
9. Damian marley
Checkout the full list here