Vybz Kartel’s recent trial and current state of being may be the biggest lesson the Dancehall community has received in a few years, Dancehall Super Duo RDX has used this lesson as the basis for their new intense single entitled ‘Hell’.
In many religious traditions and beliefs, "Hell" is considered a place of eternal torment; For RDX, Hell is Synonymous with incarceration or the loss of one’s basic freedom.
The single encourages people to enjoy their freedom and never to take it for granted, as life behind bars is no ‘bed of rose’. The song also speaks to society’s two classes: the ruling and ruled class, comparing similar unlawful activities that are carried out by both classes, and society’s perception of these action.
At a time when the Music Industry is being criticized for releasing songs with poor lyrical content or no substance, the Apartment 19 label and RDX will have fans listening to the actual words of this introspective track and hopefully take heed to the message being delivered by the Duo.
“’Hell’ tackles sensitive topics such as freedom, segregation, oppression and social mobility. A real social commentary track which differs greatly from our current releases, but that is the versatility that RDX brings to the table” Delomar X reiterated
“There is a definite lesson to be learnt from all that has happened to Kartel, Buju, and others in the Dancehall community, for RDX we have learnt to continue on our current path, focus on music and enjoy life and the freedom that comes with being on the legal side of things!” Renigade added
Previous Hit singles by RDX “Ride it" and “Lose Yourself” featuring Major Lazer, have both surpassed one million views on YouTube. The Duo is also busy promoting their summer girls anthem ‘Bum’ a track to be featured on their Bangers album also set for a summer release. They leave the island later this Month for the ‘Ride It’ European Tour.