By Kevin Jackson—-
RASTAFARI singjay Teflon is urging “revolutionaries” to stand up for dancehall as the music is being overrun by gimmicks.
“They don’t see that no record labels looking our way, and this wasn’t so in the past,” he said.
The singjay made the call during an interview with Splash yesterday.
“I am going to be that voice of truth within dancehall… because is crazy facade, lying and tricks going on in the industry now,” he said.
“This has impacted the business aspect of the music… So what is happening is that the vendors, sound companies, lighting companies, tent companies, production companies, etc…that employ a lot of ghetto youths not benefiting from stage shows anymore. When a stage show keep, do you know how much poor people get employment and benefit from it? A lot! And, the fans are left cheated,” he said. Several shows were pulled from the calendar of events last year. These included annual Boxing Day one-night festival Sting and Jamaica Jazz and Blues.
The St Mary-born singjay – whose real name is Sha-neil Watson – said for this year, the fans will be getting a lot more music and videos. His latest songs include Pretty Likkle, Goiter, Balance It, Ramp Ruff, No Regrets and When U Bless. His other hits include Bobo Run Out, Strive Fa Youths, Ghetto Youths Raise Up, Yard A Love, Long Long, She Say Please, Jailhouse Rock, Gun Raise, Matey Anthem and Love and Adore You.