By Will Hermes
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:53 AM EDT
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Greensleeves Rhythm Album #30: Bollywood

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Jamaicans are a practical people: When a song becomes popular in the dance hall, artists don’t emulate the style like their American counterparts — they simply sing or rap over the same rhythm track karaoke-style. The U.K.-based Greensleeves label collects these multiple versions on its Rhythm Album series, and this is one of the best: 20 takes on an adaptation of ”Addiction,” the recent single by Dr. Dre-produced diva Truth Hurts. Over a squeaky loop from Bollywood film singer Lata Mangeshkar and a mosquito-ish synth-flute squiggle, you get verses from nearly every major dancehall artist, from Sizzla and Capleton to Mr. Vegas and Elephant Man. The track’s so good, even the weak rhymes are tolerable. ATTENTION, STUDENT DJs Buy two vinyl copies of Bollywood and see how easy mixing can be!

Greensleeves Rhythm Album #30: Bollywood

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