Trust us when we say that this video will make you happier than ever. Back in February, living dancehall legend Sister Nancy busted out a killer performance at Boiler Room’s “The Nice Up” showcase. The event, composed of artists and DJ’s paying homage to the evolution of Reggae and Dancehall compositions, was held at New York’s well-known venue, The DL.
From the second that Sister Nancy jumps on the mic, we get chills. She not only sounds exactly the same as she did back in 1982 when her most well-known (and sampled) track "Bam Bam" was released, but also, at 55, still knows how to show a crowd how to move. Nancy even drops some sporadic scat singing with her yardie slang, mainly using her voice as an instrument, in this set. It's no wonder she was the first to ever jump on the riddim.
Thankfully, Boiler Room uploaded the full performance on Youtube yesterday. Sit back, feel the riddim, and gwan spice it up for the next ten minutes.