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Boom Bye Bye - Is Dancehall Dead??? Featured

Archive Written by  DADDY BIGGS Sunday, 13 March 2011 15:23 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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Why the constant negativity and attacks against each other in the reggae industry????? This is not a one man band, actually it’s a chorus. A chorus is a symphony of different sounding voices…some basses, some tenors, some altos, and that’s’ how we produce beautiful music. Now the reggae fraternity needs to examine itself and realize that we need to be a team, one compiled of different ideas, different sounding lyrics, from different sides of the track but recognize that when we come together we are a force to be reckoned with.

 Reggae has sprung from a little island in the Caribbean and has gradually spread across the world from continent to continent. If that does not scream the power of reggae music, then what does?!! Let’s not forget the legacy of the greatest…Robert Nesta Marley. Let us never forget his lessons through music about love, about unity, let us take what he so untimely left us and build on it, hence letting go of the ‘crabs in a barrel’ syndrome. Let’s stop pulling each other down and instead lift each other up. As the legendary Barrington Levy pleads for in his song “Vice Versa Love”, let’s take Reggae music to a higher heights ’cause there is plenty to go around.

In so saying, let’s tackle the big issue of the slow demise of Dance Hall music. These young upcoming artists seem to be making the same mistakes as the previous ones. Artists want to be their own managers and promoters. Maybe rightfully so since there is no trust, no loyalty and therefore no business infrastructure. Therefore the artist should understand the business aspects of the biz, but at the same time should also recognize the importance of having a team of dedicated music executives to promote and showcase the music in the right direction. These artists would rather blast their music for free rather than sign with a record company that would distribute the music on their behalf and in turn earn money for them. Hence the ‘one hit wonders’, we’ve all seen them come and go in the twinkle of an eye. As Daddy Bigg$ has so cleverly quoted “It’s better to have 25% of something than have 100% of nothing”.
 

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