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


Reggae Music feeling the Vybz


'Like Buju before him, the music has lost a truly gifted artist,' writes Dotun Adebayo.

AM I the only one who is thinking: “You reap what you sow, Vybz Kartel?”

I can’t believe that dancehall star Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer wept like a baby in court when the guilty verdict was handed down last week. Is that hype? We need to know from someone who was there.

No, I don’t know whether he killed Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams or not and we all know that the Jamaican judiciary system leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to ghetto people, but for a long time now Vybz has been going on like he coulda kill a man.

And I don’t care whether he bleaches his skin or not (dat ah fe ‘im bizness), but eventually that kinda lifestyle catches up with you whether you’re innocent or guilty - all the law is concerned about is that you are the most likely suspect.

GIFTED

It’s a lifestyle ting. And it’s a shame because he had the whole world in his hands. Imagine where he had come from to the amazing success he had achieved. He was the man most likely to take Jamaican art to that other level. Like Buju before him, the music has lost a truly gifted artist who could lift up the whole industry so that poor people in Kingston, Spanish Town and Porus could once again eat offa reggae music. I can’t see the likes of Rihanna and Jay Z rushing to record with Jamaican artists when the last one they recorded with gets sent down for drapesing a man.



We should be celebrating Vybz Kartel’s achievements in music and in business with his own rum company and line of condoms! You may not approve of his product choice but you can’t knock his success. His downfall is another thing all together.

One thing is clear though. The whole reggae business is being dragged down the mire with this conviction because most of the press internationally don’t know the difference between reggae and bashment or even dancehall.

So the true reggae artist trying to ‘bu’n down babylon’ in that old sufferah’s stylee is being implicated in this Vybz Kartel ting. It will be harder for reggae artists on the whole to get the kind of gigs that, for example, their soca or world music counterparts might get. I’m talking of the lucrative summer festival gigs that are made for reggae music - but not if reggae attracts violence.

It’s therefore time for the dancehall stars to have their reggae tag revoked so that in future (when this kinda thing happens again) the music of Bob Marley won’t be dragged into the mire.

Reggae ting dis way - dancehall ting dat way. Let us divorce the two for real.

written by :Dotun Adebayo

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Dancehall/Reggae music articles.

Stories You Might Have Missed

Americans Wants Dancehall artiste Mavado Deported

The ten richest Jamaican Dancehall & Reggae Music Entertainers

Plot Uncovered to Kill Entertainer Vybz Kartel

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

Alkaline Picture Before he started Bleaching his Skin

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

Symba Daninjah - Go Down (Official Video)

Symba Daninjah Inked Major Record Deal with Famous Records


GET YOUR MUSIC & VIDEOS POSTED ON DRW






Roots Festival: Interview with Jamaican reggae singer, Scratchylus



Recent Articles

  1. JahDon - Jah Army (Single + Video) Prod. by G.F.A.M.M Ent.

    Jan 31, 15 01:36 PM

    World Blast Premier JahDon - Jah Army (Single + Video) Prod. by G.F.A.M.M Ent. Artiste Name : JahDon Song Title : Jah Army Producer : G.F.A.M.M Ent.

    Read More

  2. who sing this song

    Jan 31, 15 01:33 PM

    your my best friend and i rate you and all i ust dont trust you around my girlfriend

    Read More

  3. True Legends Music Artist - Krazy Don

    Jan 31, 15 01:27 PM

    Jamaica's up coming Dancehall artist: Krazy Don 🔥Hot new track🔥 on the PARTY Central Riddim.. Krazy Don - Me fi a f**k yuh

    Read More

  4. General Degree - Feeling Irie Official Music Video @TeamDEGREE

    Jan 31, 15 01:20 PM

    Dancehall Reggae artiste General Degree drops the official music video for his latest single 'Feeling Irie'. The video which shows the cool and relaxing

    Read More

  5. Meet Reggae Artiste Eazy Wayne

    Jan 31, 15 01:17 PM

    Eazy Wayne is an artiste with a deep originality, unique energy, and beautiful, passionate voice who inspires fans around the world with his music. Wayne

    Read More

Kiprich robbed of more than $10 million worth of jewellery


Aidonia To Unveil ‘1V’ Collection at Take Style Out


Artiste of the Month


"Recording artiste Alkaline


SCAMMERS ALERT!

MIA Production warns Public against an impostor pretending to be Gyptian


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

Reggae Star Vision Debuts the Nostalgic "We Jammin" Video

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


Little presence of Jamaican musicians on Billboard Reggae charts

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