Contact us :  BBM: 330E61A0..Tel:1876-395-8008 or

 INFO@DANCEHALLREGGAEWORLD.COM  for information on how to get your information posted on our site.


Lyrics ~ Videos ~ News ~ Whats New ~ Articles ~ Booking ~ Frontpage


Lutan Fyah wants credit from popular reggae knock-offs


Reggae artiste Lutan Fyah is demanding that foreigners pay homage to Jamaican music industry players.

According to the artiste, reggae and dancehall music have been copied and replicated in several countries; however, language barriers conceal the high level of infringement endured by Jamaican genres.

Reggaeton is perhaps the most popular international genre which borrowed identifiable sounds from dancehall music. The drums and bass-lines of reggaeton consistently resemble those of '90s hit dancehall rhythm Dem Bow, which was produced by iconic record producer Bobby Digital. Shabba Ranks' song of the same name is the most notable track on the rhythm.

However, is Bobby Digital known as the father of reggaeton? According to Lutan Fyah, many people don't know the history behind Jamaican music and many simply don't care to.

"These guys take the Dem Bow rhythm and make an entire genre from it. Some of these artistes and producers sell out their culture because they want to get popular and go into different markets. But these guys that are stealing our music should come to Jamaica and come sing pon real dancehall and reggae rhythms and nuh stay abroad and collaborate and take away things, 'bout yu a give man exposure. The people in reggae and dancehall need to go back and learn dem roots tuh," a concerned Lutan Fyah said.

When contacted, a seemingly ill Bobby Digital told The Gleaner that imitation is the best from of flattery. He also believes he will get his just reward in due time.

"Yu see music, wi love it in such a way that when yu see somebody with yu pattern, yu see that you did something right or else other people wouldn't want to pattern off it. The world nuh stop yah suh and from yu get yu props one day it muss pay off," he said.

However, Lutan Fyah is of the view that respect must, at all times, be paid to Jamaican music, since no hybrid could exist without the original.

"It shows that your work a shot, yes. But when they take our thing as theirs and we don't have a copyright to show ownership, that is theft. Reggaeton is big right across the world, but many people are of the view that it does not have anything to do with us," he said.

The artiste also said some foreign countries have even gone as far as to create replicas of dominant dancehall artistes like Bounty Killer and Beenie Man.



He revealed that these fake Beenie Mans and Bounty Killers have been performing songs from the artistes in their own language, whether it be Japanese or other, and they are known to pull thousands of patrons to festivals, while the original acts remain grounded in Jamaica.

The reggae artiste, who recently returned from a European tour, revealed that there now exists hybrid forms of reggae, such as Hawaii reggae and South American reggae.

These genres, he says, have borrowed some elements from the original genre and have developed strong fan bases. The artiste also believes that the Jamaican music industry is losing out due to immense replication of the genres by other countries.

"Europe has hundreds of festivals, and when you go there only 10 per cent of the artistes are Jamaicans. When you go to Europe as big reggae artiste, you are not even given a night line in most cases, you are often crammed in small buses while the European artistes are given huge buses and allowed to travel with their entire band," he said. Lutan Fyah says he has no problems with fans of Jamaican music as it relates to their decision to practise the genres. However, they should show common courtesy and give due respect to the original creators because they are losing out on valuable opportunities.

In 2012, international appliance company Sony came to Jamaica to launch an audio line. According to Rene Morales, Sony's Caribbean senior sales manager at the time, the speakers used on their entertainment systems were modified to deliver more bass because Caribbean music is bass driven.

However, upon inspecting one of the entertainment systems which were being introduced to the Jamaican market, it was noticed that reggae was not used as a factory setting option, but was instead replaced by reggaeton.

Several dancehall and reggae songs have also been sampled or remade by reggaeton producers and artistes without the knowledge of the original creators.

Songs such as the platinum-selling Murder She Wrote, originally performed by Shakka Demus and Pliers, and Hold You by Gyptian are just two of many.

Lutan Fyah is working on a new album with Bread Back Productions, Tashai Music Productions and VP records. That album will be titled Get Rid A Di Wicked.

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.

Stories You Might Have Missed

Dancehall artiste Flippa Moggela Could Get 25 To Life in Prison

The ten richest Jamaican Dancehall & Reggae Music Entertainers

Chronixx Received a Personal Congratulation from Mick Jagger

Vybz Kartel says Tommy Lee and Popcaan have betrayed him

Dancehall artiste Tommy Lee Sparta closer to God

Elephant Man said Beenie Man is Badmind

Foota Hype Leaves Downsound Records also Made it Clear why he leave Ishawna

Dancehall artiste Alkaline's new team is call the "SCUMS"!

Mr. Vegas Replies to I-Octane, says "badmind" not in his DNA !

Custom Search

Lyrics ~ Videos ~ News ~ Whats New ~ Articles ~ Booking ~ Frontpage

MORE TOP STORIES HERE >>>>>

Contact us :  BBM: 330E61A0..Tel:1876-837-7665..1876-395-8008 or

 INFO@DANCEHALLREGGAEWORLD.COM  for information on how to get your information posted on our site.


SEND ALL DANCEHALL AND REGGAE MUSIC RELATED ITEMS TO INFO@DANCEHALLREGGAEWORLD.COM

Custom Search

Nesbeth 'Taste Victory' Back to School Competition @djnesbeth


Star-studded Line-Up for Demarco’s Birthday Celebration


Recent Articles

  1. @Zj Liquid 'Wheel Out' Chronixx Mixtape 2014

    Sep 23, 14 12:25 AM

    BEST OF CHRONIXX HITS FLOWING THE H2O STYLE DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN AND HOLD A VIBE REGGAE STYLE.

    Read More

  2. Baltimore's top Promoter, Pablo Midnyte's White and Black event

    Sep 23, 14 12:23 AM

    9/22/2014 Debbie A. Duran DaVgion Music, Owings Mills, MD www.davgion.com/whats-happening.html Pablo Midnyte's White and Black Party Where were

    Read More

  3. PAUL MICHAEL THROWBACK DANCEHALL MIX VOL. 1 LATE 90s

    Sep 23, 14 12:19 AM

    PAUL MICHAEL ☆ THROWBACK DANCEHALL MIX VOL. 1 ☆ LATE 90s ☆ Tracked Version: www.mediafire.com/download/pr5137l…ROWBACK_DH_1.zip PAUL MICHAEL INFO: 401.595.7995

    Read More

  4. Chronixx - Capture Land (Official Video)

    Sep 22, 14 10:24 PM

    LRG presents : Chronixx - Capture Land (Official Video) Video directed by Jerome D - Track produced by Winta James Taken from The Dread And Terrible

    Read More

  5. DJJUNKY - SIDE EFFECT DANCEHALL MIX 2014:

    Sep 22, 14 09:51 PM

    As Dj Junky continues on the path to be the best in the mixtape business, he have just released another mix titled 'Side Effect'. This mix is laced with

    Read More


Promotion!!


Bad Gal Cecile showing off her sexy body


Artiste of the Month


"Recording artiste Ishawna


Tosh Alexander Interview with Dancehall Reggae World also Right On Time Video


Irie FM Elise Kelly Interview With Jah Cure On Easy Skanking




Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Newsletter.

NEW VIDEOS

Natural Black Releases New Video "I'm On My Way".

J Capri - Boom And Bend Over (Official Music Video)

LL Cool J Ft. Mavado – The Hustler (Official Video)

Nesbeth - Taste Victory [Official Video 2014]


ZAGGA - My Destination (Official Video)

Etana Trigger Official Music Video

One Zeal - Welcome to Jozi Official Music Video

Assassin aka Agent Sasco - Sekkle An Cease Official music video

Romain Virgo - Stay With Me (Official Music Video)

Demarco Bad Gyal Anthem Official Music Video

Ce'Cile ~ No Gal (Official Music Video)

Tommy Lee Sparta - Pat It Up Official Music Video

Shuga - Give My Soul To Jah (Official HD Video)

Vershon "Key Fi Mi Life" Official Music video.

Vybz Kartel Miami Vice Episode Official Music Video

RDX Summer Time Official Music Video

Sah Jam you make me feel official video

Bugle ft Julian Marley "Move Dem" Official music video

Patexx - Artiste Peggy (Official Video)

Macka Diamond Karma official video HD

Smoove Shotta March Out Official Music Video


Trending Now!

Tessanne and Chronixx nominated for Bob Marley Award

Nikki Z's Social Impact Recognized by Hip Hop Legend LL Cool J

Chronixx, Tessanne, Busy, Alkaline among nominees for IRAWMA awards

Mr Vegas in Mourning after sudden passing of his mother

Little presence of Jamaican musicians on Billboard Reggae charts

Beenie Man Hits Back At Critics With New Single

Dancehall artiste Assassin aka Agent Sasco in Daddy Mode

Everything Just Reggae for Dolli Difference

Cancellation of the 2014 Staging of the Music Industry Achievers Awards

Natural Black "No Prejudice" European Tour 2014

QQ To Perform on BEt's 106 and Park August 27, 2014

New Releases & New RDX Video Spotlight: Alkaline, PG13, Busy Signal, Masicka and Bonus

MORE TOP STORIES HERE


Get Your Questions Answer In Our Help Center
Question about songs & Titles only! [click here]



SPONSORS Sites
Negril Vacations
seasandsunjamaica
my-island-jamaica.com
keepitjiggy.com
reggae-online.com
caribbean-fun-cruises.com