Tommy Lee and Vybz Kartel's Demon songs getting Criticism from Bounty Killer and Skatta Burrell
Uncle Demon and Daddy Devil by Tommy Lee and Vybz Kartel getting Criticism from all corners of the the dancehall and reggae music industries.
Over the last few days, Bounty Killer took to social media outlet, Twitter to voice his frustrations against Tommy Lee and other Dancehall artistes who use demonic lyrics in their songs. The Alliance leader first tweeted a link which tied in the ‘Sparta’ concept to homosexuality, sparking more controversy and speculation regarding Tommy Lee’s ‘Gaza Sparta’ persona. Then the legendary Dancehall superstar issued a damning statement reprimanding Tommy Lee and other artistes who reference demonic spirits in their music.
In part the statement read, “Tired a dem now yow every man know a me say youths fi run the place, but nuh come chat nuh f****y bout freak and devil or demon, ago kill off some a dem, so when a man ago sing certain things him nuh think say nobody was gonna have a problem wid him argument dem, a when since u can just come inna dancehall and a bring een demon ppl freely so? how long we have we dancehall nice and pure mad mi mad to bloodc****, some a dem too brite and no big man inna dancehall naah stand up and tell dem say dat nuh accepted, ppl mi fight fi dancehall wid mi life and say f**k career dem naah mash it up enuh!”
Bounty’s continuous rants coupled with speculation that clash could occur at STING 2012 between himself and Tommy Lee prompted the latter artiste to respond.
According to Tommy Lee, he respects Bounty Killer too much to engage in any sort of feud with him.
"Mi nuh have nuh comment pon dat enuh, a elder and mi nah disrespect him. Di youth dem just duh the right and hold up yu head. A him name Bounty and a him sey cross, angry and miserable. I have no problem with him, mi respect and love him same way, mi just a look mine and a mek sure sey mi kids dem eat," Tommy Lee told the Jamaica STAR.
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Meanwhile, Dancehall circles across Jamaica continue to openly question the content of recent singles issued by Tommy Lee and his mentor, Vybz Kartel dubbed Uncle Demon and Daddy Devil respectively. The lyrics contained in these tracks raised the ire of many notable industry players including Downsound Records producer, Skatta Burrell.
"Cyah believe Jamaicans are inviting the devil into our blessed country. Hope when destruction start tek wi, unno nuh call pan Jah fi help," Burrell stated via Twitter.
Alliance Next Generation manager, Cross Cris also lashed out against artistes who use such material in their songs, stating “This issue affects dancehall and Jamaica as a wider populace ... We cannot be glorifying demonic and satanic music. Some people use words/phrases without properly researching the meaning."
Listen Vybz Kartel's Daddy Devil
According to Cross Cris, there are no personal issues being taken up with these artistes, just the content of their music.
“It is the continuous glorification of satanism and demonism that is being portrayed that we are against, nothing more."
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