After releasing Steppa in November 2019, Dancehall legend Buju Banton is back with an extended version of the single: the ‘Steppaz’ riddim, which features some veteran dancehall acts.
In recent years, it seemed as if the genre of dancehall was moving away from collaborative riddims, with many of the major dancehall acts operating as stand-along artists and doing their own thing. But in 2019, the Olympe Rose Riddim, a passion project of Usain Bolt, turned out to be one of the most successful dancehall medlies of the year, with the official video receiving over three million Youtube views.
Buju Banton, a pro in the genre and no stranger to dancehall riddims, is seemingly attempting to bring classic dancehall back, with a deliberate attempt to feature many veteran dancehall artists on an old-school riddim.
Steppaz features 11 tracks, which songs Vershon, Delly Ranx, Ghost, Nitty Kutchie, Mitch, Agent Sasco, Tony Curtis and of course, Buju Banton who appears twice on the riddim with Steppa and the Steppa instrumental. Even veteran dancehall artists like Bling Dawg and General B, who have been quiet on the local music scene for years, make an appearance on the riddim.