Remix by: Stephen Marley
Album: Chant Down Babylon
Putting Busta Rhymes on a new version of the Wailers classic "Rastaman Chant" was a stroke of genius. Busta brings an approachability to a lyrically powerful song that can be somewhat threatening to ears less used to the Rasta way of life. Busta seems to be thriving on this spiritual energy and the end result was one of strongest cuts on the whole Chant Down Babylon album as the dreadlocked hip-hop star sings "Babylon your throne gone down” and drops ferociously precise rhymes over a blend of breakbeats and Niyabinghi drums. Rarely do old tracks and new artists mesh so perfectly.
Original: The Wailers "Rastaman Chant" (1973)