Is Reggae and Dancehall Music Dying?

Is Reggae and Dancehall Music Dying?

Is Reggae and Dancehall Music Dying?

Recently there was an article published in the Jamaica Gleaner headlined "UK Radio Replacing Reggae With Afrobeats".

Why is this happening to Jamaica's Reggae and Dancehall Music? In my opinion, most of the music that is being produced in Jamaica is garbage.

The quality of Dancehall and Reggae Music of 2010 - 2019 is not on the same level of the 1980s, 1990s and even the early 2000s.

If fact, these younger sets of artists who are now doing Dancehall music has even given their brand of music a new name "Trap Dancehall".

Who is to be blamed for the declined in the quality of Dancehall and Reggae Music?, This is a very good question, the fact is that everyone now thinks they are a producer once they have a computer with a beat building software.

The real producers like Notnice, Tony "CD" Kelly, Madhouse Records, Don Corleonie, Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor, Seanizzle, Anju Blaxx, Chimney Records, Tj Records, Skatta Burrell, Jah Snowcone and others who have paved the way for dancehall and Reggae music are being overlooked by the younger set of upcoming artists.

Its not that good music isn't been produced in Jamaica, as we all might know by now most radio station is playing garbage because most of the announcers are locked in on the payola system.

We are not bashing "Afro Beats" music, I think Reggae music producers, artists and managers should look at this as a very serious wake-up called and they need to pull up their socks.

Am going to closed with a quote from billboard producer Notnice - "Saw this gleaner article and it lick mi chip and swell mi battery god know.

Let’s take back our dancehall, we producers need to play our part in curving the sound of the music coming from Jamaica the hub of dancehall and reggae. When is the last time we had a real international hit coming out of Jamaica? But everyday I hear many chart topping songs globally that’s mimicking our dancehall sound. so how can they see the value of our music and we can’t? Let us not get caught in the “trap”

We need to unite for the sake of the music and put back the real authentic dancehall sound out deh. Look how easily old school outdid new school at the red bull culture clash, Stop fighting down each other, lets really do it fi the culture!?"

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