American rappers with Jamaican roots, Sean Kingston and Busta Rhymes team up on a new track called “How We Survive”, the first in Kingston’s weekly music release series called Feed The Streets Thursdays.
Sean sings with his trademark Jamerican pop flow but for me Busta definitely shines on this one with his rapid fire lyrics coloured with Jamaican patois. Busta samples lines from classic dancehall tunes such as Shabba Ranks “Love Punnany Bad” Johnny Osburnes “Buddy Bye” and Wayne Smiths “Under Mi Sleng Teng” all on the Sleng Teng Riddim produced by Jammys. He raps:
Love punnany bad
I don’t really mean to brag
But when I get up on a mike and I fuck it up
Everybody else get mad
Put down all my money in a bag
Hermes everything swag
Too many girls cyan fit up in a whip
Everybody else get up in a cab
Buddy bye, buddy bye, buddy bye, buddy bye, buddy bye numba one
And you see the way I step up ina place
And mash it up till it dun
Been blacking out since birth
Everybody seen the god that I’ve become
Gonna nake everybody run and wave their flag regardless where dey from
(*slaps zinc*) ba-dap-ba-dap ba-dap!!!!!
Busta di ting shat
(*Miss Kitty voice*) la-la-la-la-la
Listen to “How We Survive” below and rate it for yourself:
I even hear Vybz Kartel “O” in deh…did u?