But Shenseea is among the most recent wave of artists, alongside Spice and Skillibeng, who are bringing dancehall beyond the shores of Jamaica. Since its inception, dancehall has had its ebbs and flows in and out of pop culture. Historically, there’s been a small pool of artists from Jamaica who have been able to cross over into the mainstream market. The 80s saw artists like Shabba Ranks and Patra making an impression overseas, the 90s made way for artists like Super Cat, Mad Cobra, Diana King, Spragga Benz, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Diana King, Ini Kamoze, and Lady Saw, and the early to mid 2000s saw Sean Paul, Busy Signal, Cham and Elephant Man energizing mass audiences with dancehall’s dance culture. Not to mention, Sister Nancy’s 1982 “What A Bam Bam” is a critically important dancehall single sampled over 100 times.