Has dancehall lost it’s footing as the International sound of music to Afrobeats? Vybz Kartel was a part of the conversation on Instagram according to Yard Hype, and had this to say, “Unuh buy music none at all or support ntn? S**k unuh mada a social media mek unuh tink unuh opinion matters …youths dictate what music is so stfu and go sort out unuh life unuh cyaa stop ntn”. In a next comment he said, “Shaggy and Sean Paul do “authentic dancehall”? No! but dem sell gold or platinum a maanin so stfu and stop chat off unuh mouth cause unuh na buy music”.
Shaggy is currently in controversy over money from proceeds from a charity event for a local hospital in Jamaica. He reiterated that the $100 million is in the bank.
Does Vybz Kartel have a point? Skatta Burrell also believes that dancehall has been waning in the local scene in Jamaica. He says the issue lies in artists not uniting and collaborating to keep the industry strong. He doesn’t see anything wrong with the youth who are doing things differently to make money however.
Producer, Notnice lays blame towards Jamaican producers who should play their part in pushing the local scene’s dancehall and reggae. He believes the foreign artistes who are making chart-topping Reggae and Dancehall music value the Jamaican music more the Jamaican’s.
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