Wayne “Sleng Teng” Smith legacy

On Monday, news hit Jamaica, the Caribbean, North America, the UK, and the world that the creator of the first fully-computerized Dancehall Reggae “riddim” (rhythm), “Sleng Teng”, Wayne Smith, had passed away at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) in Kingston, Jamaica.

Wayne Smith (nicknamed Wayne “Sleng Teng” Smith) recorded the first song on the riddim in 1985 called “Unda Mi Sleng Teng“. It was an immediate hit and what followed were a barrage of songs recorded in 1985 and beyond.

There were songs like:

1. Batta Batta – Charlie Chaplin
2. Hey Bobby – Cocoa Tea
3. Capture Rasta – Culture
4. Original Fat Ting – Echo Minott
5. Put Your Hand Pon The Key – Echo Minott
6. Call The Police – John Wayne
7. Buddy Bye – Johnny Osbourne
8. Get Mi Grammy – Lee Van Cliff
9. Catch The Style – Little John
10. The Don – Peter Metro
11. Shock Me A Shock – Shelly Thunder
12. Jamming in The Street – Sugar Minott
13. Trash and Ready – Super Cat
14. Big Thing – Tappa Zukie
15. Pumpkin Belly – Tenor Saw
16. Every Posse Get Ready – Tonto Irie
17. Raggamuffin Style – Tony Tuff
18. Computer – Uglyman

19. Boops Fi Dem – Cocoa Tea
20. Ninja Mi Ninja – King Kong
21. Kill Them Wid It – Admiral Bailey

Our condolences go out to the family, and friends of Mr. “Sleng Teng” Smith.

What were your favorite songs since 1985 through the 2000s on the “Sleng Teng” riddim?  Talk to me nuh.



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