Drake, one of the hottest names in hiphop, continues to expand his and our dancehall universe. This week, he dropped two new singles, and one in particular his brand new single One Dance gave us the same feeling and vibe as WORK. Speaking of WORK, his collaboration with island gyal Rihanna, just went platinum in the UK and has been at the top of the charts for the past 7 weeks.
One Dance a popular Jamaican saying, common in the dancehall scene, comes just in time to inspire a weekend of wining. One Dance samples UK sensation Kyla's 2009 club banger, Do You Mind which was produced by Crazy Cousinz who are known for their work in the genre, UK Funky. A style of electronic dance music influenced heavily by soca, afro-beats and deep house. This newer UK genre, typically blends synthesizers and bass beats with Latin and or African percussion topped with R&B style vocals.
Fun fact: Use "one dance" in a sentence next time you're out at the club. "Mi love how yu a gwaan pon the dance floor, beg yu a one dance nuh." Or. "I'd love to get a one dance with you."
With all this dancehall inspiration filling Drake's recent releases and collaborations, we can't wait to see what he does on his upcoming album release Views From The 6. Promised sometime in April, our educated guess is it will be released towards the end of the month. Hold on to the edge of your seat and get ready for Drizzy season!
Get your #DancehallFridays on with One Dance via Apple Music here.
Watch the video for Do You Mind and listen for the samples Drake used.
Get familiar with Drake's dancehall moves in the video for his hit single Hotline Bling and showcase your moves at Way Up Sundays presented by LA Reggae Unified. Come dance to the best dancehall, reggae, hiphop, and afro-beats spinning every Sunday at Boardner's in Hollywood, Ca. RSVP for free entry at WayUpSundays.splashthat.com.
Featured image courtesy of Drake's Facebook profile.