Barrington Levy blasts increased level of hardcore content in Dancehall


Throughout 2014, music lovers have seen a sharp increase in hardcore sexual content and imagery within Dancehall, with the likes of Alkaline, Demarco, Ricky Carty and J Amsterdam pushing boundaries with eyebrow-raising material to gauge interest from fans. One legendary artist is sick of this growing trend.


Barrington Levy, singer of classics such as Broader Than Broadway, Under Mi Sensi and countless others says he is tired of the X-rated nature that the genre has taken on and thinks it has damaged its credibility.

In an interview published in the Jamaica Observer on Tuesday, Levy said, "I see where the music business is taking a turn for the worst. It's going in a direction where we are losing it."

"These people have no morals anymore. Are we going to do anything for money? I never came into the music business just to sell records. I thought I would just sing for the love of it."

In another interview with the Jamaica Gleaner, Levy was more solutions-oriented, pointing to a lack of positive influence as the reason why young artists choose to ratchet up the shock value in their musical content.

"They are surrounded by a lot of hotheads that cannot steer them in the right direction," he said. "People are talking about them and their songs, but not in a good way. As entertainers, we need to always set a good example for the future of music.”

"Surround yourself with good people, people who will lead you in the right direction, people that will help you make good career choices that will ensure longevity and international success."

Dancehall has long contained specks of raunchiness and hardcore sexual content throughout its near four decades of existence, with artists such as Lady Saw and Vybz Kartel bringing said content to the forefront and becoming all-time greats as a result.

In 2014, however, X-rated content has reached another level and sparked much conversation within the Jamaican music industry, with Alkaline and J Amsterdam boldly speaking on topics of anal stimulation and giving oral sex respectively, to Ricky Carty’s infamous music video for his song, Gyal Tek It in which he had sex with a woman on camera while performing the song.

Meanwhile, Levy is set to release a new acoustic album with variations of his biggest hits. He is currently promoting his new hit single, Rosie.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Comments.


Custom Search

Custom Search

Recent Articles

  1. Billboard Recording Artist K'Coneil Elated & Humbled after Successful Jamaica Promo Tour

    Sep 28, 16 12:08 PM

    Yet another milestone in the career of Billboard charting recording artist K'Coneil on the heels of a successful promotional journey on his native beautiful

    Read More

  2. Jah Cure - Telephone Love Lyrics

    Sep 28, 16 11:59 AM

    Crucial we crucial Yeah, baby this one is for you Boop, Good morning If you are not with me then am calling I need to know where you are I would go anywhere

    Read More

  3. Alkaline 12 PM Lyrics

    Sep 27, 16 10:50 PM

    Level nuh, level nuh When me did tell unuh One set a lunatics Hell after hell enuh Suck unno madda, ammunition ago shell unno Friend a see friend a dead

    Read More


SPONSORS Sites
Dancehall Reggae Lyrics


Welcome to naturehealthrecipes.com see what nature's health has to offer.


[View full listing]

FEATURED ARTISTE SHAKESPEAR