For throwback Thursday today, we present to you a super rare record titled Ragga Hip-Hop, which is taken off the classic debut album By veteran dancehall superstar Daddy Showkey. The album Ghetto Soldier was his debut and was released in 1994 by Felin Records, the label that signed him after he broke away from his group Pretty Busy Boys in the early 90’s.
The album contained numerous hits like the title track Ghetto Soldier, and others including Congratulations, Diana (original version, not Dyna) and the chart-topping hit single Young Girl. But to me, a young Hip-hop head, the standout record on the album was Ragga Hip-Hop, a song that had Showkey connecting to the Hip-Hop scene that was at it’s earliest stages of inception in Nigeria. The song featured a now-obscure rapper Abdulla, who delivered two verses with the same style that Eedris Abdulkareem eventually became famous for years later. The song is solid and one of the first time on record where Nigerian Dancehall collaborated with the Hip-Hop scene and I love it. Check it out below.