Timaya has been dishing out dope songs for a decade and a half and has attained the legendary status in the industry.
There are not so many guys out here that are strictly dancehall and reggaeton. And even though it’s a recognized genre around here, it takes more than a little effort to blow up with pure dancehall vibes.
Most people look up to him, and he’s well respected. Partly cause he’s a vibe machine and partly cause he’s been consistent for so long, and has managed to stay relevant in this overcrowded space.
Apart from good dancehall tracks that are good for clubs and dance floors, another thing Timaya is actually good at is collaborations. No matter who the artist is, he knows how to make it work for a perfect. We’re not surprised many of his jams never get old, and will still blow you away, significantly. Well, we at “Mp3bullet.ng” have decided to remind you of those Timaya collabos that are evergreen.
The three veterans took turns as they spit some real-life lessons on top of some very bassy instrumental. Even with all the seriousness and sensible lyrics, it’s still very hard to take this jam away from the streets. Isn’t that what Timaya is good at anyway?
Regular dancehall vibe, for the dance floors. Timaya is no-doubt very good at this. You might be interested in how the song went down with the guest features on it though?
King Perry, who is Timaya’s protege shows he got game, as he delivers the best verse on the track. Okay, one of the bests.
Then there is our wonder boy, Patoranking, one of the few guys out there who understand real reggae and dancehall and haven’t switched up to afro-fusion whatever, over the years. His part is easily the most memorable.
It wouldn’t be so good, if Timaya was missing, by the way. So, the big guy deserves some props, apparently.
Orezi – Ogede
“Ogede”, like many of Timaya’s collaborative efforts isn’t even dancehall/reggae single. It had a fast tempo-ed afro feel, but that wasn’t about to be a problem for Timaya.
He ended up giving a crisp guest verse, towards the end of the song. You could say Orezi’s “Ogede” wouldn’t have been perfect without Timaya.
How do you like a reggaeton-influenced hip-hop beat? Yeah, those ones that sound like a huge battle rap cypher is about to go down. I bet, you think they’re fire.
That’s kind of what you get when three original bad men link up. Timaya’s hook definitely killed the song, and he could have finished it off, but it gets better. Endia and Yung L, were kind of enjoying buzz at the time, it was only right that the veteran put on some new guys and support them.
“Original Bad Man” did the magic, anyway. And, that’s that.
I Concur ft. Don Jazzy
In 2015, being Timaya had to mean something more than just being able to serve a good dancehall track. It also meant he could pull strings if he wanted.
“I Concur” makes him one of the few artists who have successfully dragged Don Baba J, into the booth for a collaboration. And it wasn’t because Don Jazzy was producing the track, as the beat was from afrobeat god, Killertunes, who was still kind of coming up then.
SEE ALSO: Timaya x Don Jazzy – I Concur [Music]
“I Concur” was a smash hit, and was on every platform available. It was trending, for real. What’s even amazing is, it never gets old. The feel is still so cool, every time.
Money ft. Flavour
So, Timaya has got two sides to his artistry. The dancehall side that usually comes out when he’s alone doing vibes, and the afro one you will only find on collaborations like this.
SEE ALSO: Timaya – Money ft flavour [Music]
It’s not every day someone features Flavour and doesn’t get murdered by the maestro. “Money” had a storyline, and powerful lyrics and it’s as dope as it gets.
Kcee – Alkayida
Oh, and there’s the Kcee one, “Alkayida” which although is about the Ghanaian dance of the same name, doesn’t have the “pon pon pon” sound that we seem to associate with Alkayida, these days.
SEE ALSO: Kcee Ft. Timaya – Alkayida [Music]
High tempo, cool instrumentation and vocals from Kcee and Egberi Papa 1 of Bayelsa? Well, it’s really not a bad combo if you think of it. Plus, listen to it and it feels like it was just made yesterday. Right?