Jamaica | Mar 10, 2023

OT Jamaica Top 10 | Squash reflects on rise to stardom in trending song ‘Mission’

Tamoy Ashman

Tamoy Ashman / Our Today

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Dancehall artiste Squash

Like many artiste in the dancehall community, Squash came from humble beginnings and is grateful for his success, sharing his journey with fans through his music.

In his recently released single, Mission, the artiste said that as a ‘ghetto youth’ he was born a star and he had to make it out of his turbulent circumstances.

For Squash, music was the gateway to freedom and now he is on a mission to provide a better life for his family, his ultimate goal to have a mansion on a hill.

However, his new lifestyle makes him susceptible to enemies who are trying to destroy and diminish his achievements. The artiste thus makes a plea to God, requesting guidance and protection as he continues his journey.

(WARNING: Some songs may contain explicit lyrics)

10. Squash – West Bank

Release date: February 24, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: Squash compares himself to Mexican drug lord El Chapo. He adds that he has millions of dollars tucked away in the West Bank due to his hustling skills.

9. Squash – Midnight

Release date: February 24, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: Squash compares himself to the midnight hour which is the darkest time in a day. He says that he is corrupt and always ensures that he walks with his gun to defend himself when in the presence of his enemies.

8. Vybz Kartel ft Masicka – Shootaz

Release date: March 3, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: The two boast about their violent personas, calling themselves ‘real bad man’.

They then warn people to not mess with them or they will face the consequences of being shot and killed.

7. Rhumba – Heaven of Hell

Release date: February 26, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: Rhumba shares that he has sleepless nights as he reflects on the passing of a close friend whose death impacts him to this day.

The artiste says he is in pain, but holds on to the hope that he will see his friend again, whether in Heaven or hell.

6. Kraff – Racks

Release date: February 25, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: Kraff boasts about the amount of money that he has been able to accumulate during his time as an artiste.

He says that in addition to the stacks of cash that he has in his possession, he also has a collection of guns, stocks and banger phones that he uses to get richer.

5. Squash – Mission

Release date: March 2, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: Squash reflects on his humble beginnings, expressing gratitude for all that he has been able to achieve.

He shares that he was born a star and he continues to put in the hard work for his family, his mission to build wealth.

4. Mavado, Jay-A, Dexta Daps – Pain

Release date: February 24, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: The trio share that their childhood saw them experiencing multiple violent events. This led to them developing violent characteristics in an effort to protect themselves from the evil that lurked within their community.

Now in their adult years they ensure that they are always armed and ready to attack those who stand against them.

3. Kraff – Giant

Release date: February 25, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: Kraff compares himself to a giant. He then boasts about his ability to create hit songs within minutes of hearing a beat.

2. Masicka, Jahshii – Pieces

Release date: February 14, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: The duo express that they are warriors who will never stop fighting.

They note that they are surrounded by people who will kill them and have often betrayed them. But they are not fearful and will continue to pick up the pieces of the puzzle of life.

1. Valiant – Rasta

Release date: March 5, 2023

Genre: Dancehall

Synopsis: Valiant compares himself to a Rasta, stating that he is ital and irie.

He then references the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica’s ban on music glorifying violence, stating the he cannot be banned because Oliva Grange, minister of culture for Jamaica, is his aunt.


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