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DANCEHALL DJ JIGSY KING APPEALS TO WOMEN TO SET HIGHER STANDARDS FOR THEMSELVES!

 

 Jigsy King—

VETERAN dancehall artist Jigsy King is appealing to women to set higher standards for themselves. He stated that low self-esteem on their part is a contributing factor to the breakdown of dancehall music.

“Back in the days, we couldn’t deejay anything derogatory about females as they would not support it; now some of them are dancing to anything. How can an artist even think about writing a line like ‘Upgrade you from germs tun yuh inna wifey’? This is unacceptable,” he said.

The entertainer also urges the up-and-coming acts to record more uplifting tracks.

Jigsy King said although he kept a low profile for several years, music was still part of his daily life.

“I still did a lot of writing. However, as with every job, one had to take a break. I took the time to focus on my family, as they are extremely important to me,” he said.

The deejay, whose real name is Mark Brown, recently made a comeback with Gal Ah Mad Ova Mi. The single, released earlier this month on iTunes, was recorded on the Cannon Ball Rhythm for the Masterbling Recording Company imprint. Among his other recent recordings are Sexy Girl and Best Weed Man, collaborations with long-time sidekick Tony Curtis.

JigsyKing:90s

At age 42, Jigsy King said he still has what it takes to remain relevant in the music business since he emerged a little over two decades ago.

“People still can’t get over the 90s music and I am back to deejay for the ladies. There is no shortcut to music and it’s not or will ever be a competition for me. So while I may make adjustments, I am still going to use the 90s strategies whenever I am writing my lyrics,” he said.

King scored international success with Work, a combination single with Barrington Levy. He topped the Jamaican singles chart in 1996 with Sweet Sensimella, a duet with British singer Jamie Irie. Among his other chart-topping hits were Butterfly (with Tony Curtis), Rail Up, and Haffi Get You Body.

— By Simone Morgan

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