Rob Ford a Rastaman?
Toronto's crack-smoking mayor is back and he's feeling irie.
The most entertaining politician in the world made global headlines this week after being caught on video doing some laughable Jamaican impressions during a boozy, late-night jaunt at hogtown's Steak Queen on Monday night.
And guess what, mon? It's inspired yet another music playlist, but this time we're going to escape the bitter cold and bask in the Caribbean sun for some good ol' reggae sounds.
Roll up a big fatty (where legal), and get ready for these RoFo Jamaican jams. Cha mon!
Pass the Dutchie, Musical Youth
Rob may have been channeling this 1982 mega-hit from the British band during his munchie run, so it's the perfect groove to light up the top of the list.
Mr. Loverman, Shabba Ranks
You can just picture it: Rob comes home after one of his late nights at "work," and Mrs. Ford is waiting for Mr. Loverman with the lights down, candles lit, and what else? Well, Shabba blasting, of course. Okay, you may want to skip those visuals.
“People then say I come from Jamaica/But I'm born and raised in the ghetto/That's all I want you to know.”
Ford's trashing of Bill Blair and his ramblings of "countersurveillance" could be made into a sequel to this 1992 hit from T.O. rapper Snow.
It Wasn't Me, Shaggy
This could have been his political theme song right up until he finally admitted to smoking crack.
Bad Boys, Inner Circle
If it really was convicted criminal Alexander "Sandro" Lisi hanging out with the mayor again earlier this week, the classic Cops theme tune is the perfect tie-in.
Stir It Up, Bob Marley
We know what you're thinking, 'It took you this long to finally have Bob on here?' Well, we could have had a full list of Marley tracks, but we opted for this 1973 classic, because, well, Bob and Rob both like to stir it up.
Here Comes the King, Snoop Lion
Could it be that Snoop's Rastafarian alter ego ran into the mayor while here for TIFF a few years back? Was HE the inspiration? We'll never know.
Rum & Red Bull, Beenie Man
After seeing the mayor star in Drunken Stupor and its sequel, we may not want to see him with wings.
Red Red Wine, UB40
Here's a healthier suggestion for RoFo, and the tune from the British reggae giants is sure to keep him jovial - and chilled.
Stop That Train, Keith & Tex
We don't think they are referring to gravy trains, but the Jamaican rocksteady duo of Keith Rowe and Texas Dixon hit the nail on the head with this track when they shout, "Stop that train, I want to get off." We all want to get off this derailed train, guys.