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Beyond The Hype
« on: July 14, 2005, 05:55:51 PM »


The following article appeared in the Weekend Star, written by Mel Cooke. It perfectly illustrates his point - how can Dancehall artists be on the wrong side of the fence just for money and hype? From Sumfest ban Bounty Killer and Beenie Man for dashing lyrical fire on battyboys, how can artists like Sizzla, Capleton, Ele, Lady Saw and others side with Sumfest and Red Stripe, who bow to pressure from queers and say expressing your dislike for them is not acceptable? Read the article and join the debate on the messgae board.

What will Sizzla, Capleton, Saw do?

So the line-up for Red Stripe Reggae Sumfest 2005 has been announced and there is no Beenie Man and no Bounty Killer. Whether or not this will adversely affect the turnout on Dancehall Night, remains to be seen. However, attention will now turn to the headliners and how they will treat the thorny issue of the day, homosexuality. For make no mistake about it, this is the central 'banning' point, because this is the matter that both Beenie Man and Bounty Killer pointed to as causing them to curse that fateful Carnival Sunday. In an ideal world their would be no major headliner for Dancehall Night, as the real crowd-pulling deejays would simply say no way and decline to perform on the festival, in some sort of solidarity with their colleagues. But this is not a perfect or even principled situation, and so the deejays who can, go where the money is. However, Capleton (who chanted “from a man a bugga man clean yu gun pon him”) and Sizzla have both made no secret of their disgust with homosexuality, with Sizzla's song 'Rastaman Don't Apologise to No Battyboy' a sure forward in the dancehall. And on last year's Sumfest, Saw commented to the effect that some entertainers acted as if they were not supportive of their colleagues burning of “shitty men.” Now, backing down from a particular stance is not only a matter of publicly apologizing and recanting, Not doing what you had previously done in the face of criticism and adverse consequences is also backing down. So, will the deejays who have made stances against homosexuality back down or stick to their lyrical guns at Sumfest 05? It is anybody's guess, but I am willing to bet on Sizzla, who at Sumfest last year (ot the one before) stated that they should not host any battyboys in the hotels in Montego Bay, to the delight of the audience. And if the major headliners do stick to their lyrical guns against homosexuality, what will next year's Dancehall Night Sumfest line-up look like? Remember, Buju gets rating to this day for not saying sorry for Boom Bye Bye. July looks to be a very interesting month in entertainment.



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Re: Beyond The Hype
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2005, 09:04:59 PM »

There is no doubt in my mind that they'll say what is right and what they believe in.

Whether or not they'll cover those particular songs or not is up to them, but I don't think they're about to nor should they apologize for what they preach.



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Re: Beyond The Hype
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2005, 11:03:05 PM »

 [smiley=cheesy.gif] I-man waan ta seh one t'ing,wha Sizzla sang:"REAL Rastaman don apologize ta know battybwai !!!"

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