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Friday, August 6, 2010

Classic Friday - She Purposely Kills!

When you hear the words 'black widow,' there
are three things that (usually) come to mind.
One is the character 'Natasha Romanova,'created
by Stan Lee for the Marvel comic series.  Second
might be the spider known for consuming her
male counterpart after he has courted her.  In
crime, the term 'black widow' is given to women
who kill their husbands for financial gain.
In Dancehall, when we say 'Black Widow,' we're
referring to the 1998 riddim produced by Shane
Richards for the Shines Record Label.  The
riddim was also co produced by famed duo
Steely & Clevie.
The riddim featured Beenie Man, General Degree,
Daddy Screw and Terror Fabulous, some of
Dancehall's greatest talents!  Some of the sweetest
aspects to the riddim is the bassline, organ riff
and the off beat of the drum pattern.  Maddd!
In 2007 the riddim was re-loaded with Bounty
Killer, I-Wayne, Vybz Kartel, Munga and Lutan
Fyah.  How did they do compared to the original
line up?  You tell me!
Broadcasting at 320kbps, catch the Black Widow
riddim here:

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