"Wheelbarrow music" is a type of Jamaican Ska pioneered back in the mid 60's by the likes of Toots and the Maytals, Leslie Kong, the Slickers, the Upsetters, Jimmy Cliff and Desmond Dekker etc.
It was so called "Wheelbarrow Music" because it has that kind of beat thats so good on a sunny day, it makes you want to play it on an old transistor radio in an old wheelbarrow through the streets of kingston with a big cheesy grinn on ya face.
Wheelbarrow music is well known to bring happyness to anyone who hears it and is especially popular with old skool O.G Rude boys.
The phrase can be used in such sentences as "Hey mon I n I be listenin to some irie wheelborrow music I." or "Yes I bredda come hear to I n I wheelbarrow n check I big wheelbarrow tunes." or "just come now wit fi wheelborrow music selecta I."
Here are some tracks and artists names of Wheelbarrow music:
You Can Get It If You Really Want - Jimmy Cliff
The Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
Johnny Too Bad - The Slickers
007 (Shanty Town) - Desmond Dekker
Pressure Drop - The Maytals
Live Injecton - The Upsetters