The Biggest Dancehall Riddims of 2016

Who Run The Place? Johnny Wonder, CEO of 21st Hapilos, Counts Down The Year’s Top Juggling

With Rihanna’s “Work” dominating mainstream airwaves all year, you might think Richie Stephens’ “Sail Away” riddim would take the top spot. Yes that was hot in the streets ten years ago, and shout out to OVO for bringing it back. But here at Boomshots we’re all about the music’s progress forward into the future—and celebrating the innovators over the imitators. After all the Tropical House hype dies down, where does reggae and dancehall go from here? Few people are better qualified to chart the music’s movements than Johnny Wonder, CEO of 21st Hapilos Digital, the leading digital distributor of new reggae and dancehall music from Jamaica. As the man who breaks most big riddims first, Johnny Wonder’s ranking is based strictly on facts—streams and sales—and never payola or politricks. So if you want to know who ran the place in 2016, look no further. Riddim Countdown After The Jump…

11. Honey Diamond Riddim

ZJ Dymond / Full Chaarge

Stream/Purchase Honey Diamond Riddim pon iTunes

Pick Hit: Kalado ft. Posh “Drop It Suh”


10. Club Life RiddimLee Milla Productions

Stream/Purchase Club Life Riddim pon iTunes

Pick Hit: Alkaline “After All”


9. 47th Floor RiddimSeanizzle Records

Stream/Purchase 47th Floor Riddim pon iTunes

Pick Hit: Busy Signal “Play The Horns”

8. Dancehall Bully Riddim Troyton Music

Stream/Purchase Dancehall Bully Riddim pon iTunes

Pick Hit: Demarco “Walking Dead”

7. Summa 16 RiddimTJ Records

Stream/Purchase Summa 16 Riddim pon iTunes

Pick Hit: Vybz Kartel “Summa 16”

6. Crown Love RiddimHead Concussion

Stream/Purchase Crown Love Riddim pon iTunes

Pick Hit: Tarrus Riley “Don’t Come Back”


5. Money Boss RiddimMB Records

Stream/Purchase Money Boss Riddim pon iTunes
Stream/Purchase Money Boss Riddim Vol. 2 pon iTunes

Pick Hit: I-Octane “No Shaky Link”


4. XOXO RiddimZJ Chrome / Cr203 Records

Stream/Purchase XOXO Riddim Riddim (Love Edition) pon iTunes

Pick Hit: Dexta Daps “Humble (We Reach)”

3. Toll Road RiddimChimney Records

Stream/Purchase Toll Road Riddim pon iTunes

Pick Hit: Alkaline “Block & Delete”

2. Cure Pain RiddimGood Good Productions

Stream/Purchase Cure Pain Riddim pon iTunes

Pick Hit: Jahmiel “Where Were U”


1. Moskato RiddimBirchill Records

Stream/Purchase Moskato Riddim pon iTunes

In Comes The People’s Choice, The Big Tune That Buss The Biggest Riddim

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