South Rakkas Crew
Working under the spell of Wayne Smith's electro-dancehall sleng teng, South Rakkas Crew made their debut with 2003's "Clappas Riddim," the uptempo base for tunes by Vybz Kartel, Elephant Man, Mr. Vegas and Sizzla. Comprised of Dennis Shaw, a DJ who moved to Toronto when he was young, and Alex Gregg, a producer who left Toronto to work on records by 95 South and 'N Sync, the duo has spent the decade since creating more big riddims, releasing two albums (both on Mad Decent) and remixing records for everyone from M.I.A. to Fall Out Boy. N.M.