"Disses", "Battle Raps", "Pars"; whatever you like to call them, they've been a key part of the Hip Hop scene since it began.
Ras Kwame counts down the biggest new Reggae songs you need in your life this month in his Reggae Recipe Chart.
10. Atumpan – 'Let Dem Say'
Atumpan, AKA The Talking Drum, delivers some fresh AfroBashment flavour on this lyrically conscious tune.
9. Queen Ifrica Feat. Damian Marley – 'Trueversation'
The Gongzilla Damian is currently on top with his solo new single 'Roar Fi A Cause'. Here, he hooks up with the Fire Mumma Ifrica for a real smooth 'Trueversation' from her new album 'Climb'.
8. Shatta Wale – 'You Chop?'
Dancehall boss Shatta Wale applies the punchlines and displays the wit and humour he's renowned for. His question for the competition on this AfroBashy banger is 'You Chop?'
7. Popcaan – 'Frass Box' (Wicked Up Riddim)
His currently hot tracks such as 'New Level', 'Addictive', 'Nuh Idle' and 'Unruly King' mean Pop is still that guy in clubs. Here, he serves up a leading cut on an early 2017 fire riddim from producer NotNice.
6. Miraa May – 'Travel Thoughts'
This smooth piece of Lovers Rock from the debut EP 'N15' is courtesy of homegrown talent Miraa May, who is soon to be a real big deal. 'Travel Thoughts' is produced by legendary producer Salaam Remi (Nas, Amy Winehouse).
5. Protoje – 'Blood Money'
Diggy returns with new material for 2017, and is off to a flying start is this conscious slice of Hip-Hop reggae. This is big.
4. Chronixx – 'Likes'
Having dropped some sweet ones for the ladies this year in 'Majesty' and 'Sweet Love', Chronixx drops it in his unique style on this new banger.
3. Alkaline – 'Son Of A Queen' (Money House Riddim)
A very smooth new riddim from the great Chimney Records. With strong versions from Jahmiel, Shenseea and Mavado’s current smash 'Belt Buckle', here's a cut from Alkaline, often maligned for his darker content. This tune is also dedicated to his mum.
2. Wizkid & Vybz Kartel – 'Whine To Di Top' (World Fete Riddim)
The TJ Records and top producer KickRaux combination stays winning with this big world sound riddim. AfroBeats king Wizkid meets Dancehall Worl’ Boss Vybz Kartel for this crazy and currently huge song in clubs worldwide. Lookout for new cuts from Konshens, Masicka, Charly Black and more.
1. Shenseea Feat. Vybz Kartel – 'Loodi' (Loodi Riidm)
Another great assist from Di Teacha Vybz Kartel with a cut on this currently very popular riddim. Rising star Shenseea throws a neat double six on it.