Foota Hype Blames Jamaica PM Andrew Holness For Slump In Reggae

When dem start enforce di lock-off time, Reggae artiste start suffer. Foota mentioned that this is not enough time to properly incorporate both reggae and dancehall sets at events, and as such, is limiting the growth of the more internationally recognized reggae music. Yuh waan hear why wi naw hear no song like Chronixx an dem stuff deh? Prime Minister Hon. I am going to break it down to you because you are talking to somebody who know di music,” Foota declared. Di timing fi play dem nuh deh-deh. Turbulence have over 25 album. The producer also spoke about finding the correct balance, something Foota Hype think went through the door with the passing and subsequent reinforcement of the Noice Abatement Act in 2019. The selector, who also plies his trade in the US, explains that while he tries to ensure Reggae is included in his set, the time is not enough for both Reggae and the more aggressive dancehall music. This, he claims, is where the imbalance lies. During his address at the Jamaica Stock Exchange, Holness pointed out that singjay Chronixx is one exception to the rule, hinting that the “Warrior” deejay is a great model of someone for others to emulate. Di Reggae hard fi bus. Famed dancehall producer Skatta Burrell recently concluded that the artists are not to be criticized and instead cast blame on his fellow producers for not guiding the new school acts in the creation of positive content. There are still some that believe the creation of openly violent lyrics rest solely on the artists themselves and not the producer or the government’s implementation of the Noise Abatement Act. Andrew Holness recently pledged to take a more hands-on approach in the creative area Jamaica is much revered for, after decades of violent and crude releases. Dem get couple song but dem naw nuh hit like weh Chronixx have. When Til Shiloh and dem ting deh bus, nuh dat a run di place, caw yuh know seh when all 2:30 an yuh guh, yuh a hear some blood***t reggae and by 3:30 a Dancehall time,” Foota said while recounting the timeline entertainers adhered to before the act was implemented. “If oonu a lock di gate pon music how it fi play? But him caan get no hit becaw dem naw play. Dem a stifle di culture; dem cripple it,” Foota said. Well-known dancehall selector Foota Hype believes that Jamaica’s government is leading the charge in the demolition of the island’s music by withholding one of the catalysts needed to manufacture a hit, time. Why are we not hearing these songs? There has been much back and forth concerning who should take the fall for the downward spiral in Jamaica’s musical output. “Andrew is saying there is not enough positive music like weh Chronixx duh and ting. Its implementation led to public events being constricted to midnight on weekdays and 2 AM on weekends. The veteran selector also made it a duty to clap back at the Prime Minister on claims of the music being overly violent. However, they are being stifled out of what could be hit songs due to time constraints. “Luciano still can sing. “Yuh si because a how dem squingle dung di time, it mash up Reggae ting, mash it up wicked, widcked, wickedwicked. Any selector wi tell yuh some time yuh guh inna one party an yuh waan drop two Reggae, but because di groove is so slow and di groove is not with what is going on it hard bredrin. Twitter
Facebook According to The Ministry of Justice, the act is to control noise caused by amplified sound and other specified equipment. What are your thoughts? “Kabaka Pyramid, di same Jesse Royal, di whole a dem yute yah weh a duh music – dem naw no hit song. Becaw di dance too speedy, becaw a di time… di juggling dem too speedy; yuh caan get a good hit; yuh caan get a Rasta hit yuh caan get a good righteous hit, because di dance time too limited bredrin. “If a nuh certain selector like a me or a Matterhorn or a (Fire) Links or some top selector weh wi guh inna dance prime time an drop some bloodc—t Reggae… Si Buju come out deh and dem naw look pon Buju song dem, caw no weh nuh deh fi play dem. The former Alliance associate believes that there are still great productions coming from those classified as new school Reggae Revivalists. He explained that several artists have been releasing a plethora of albums deeply rooted in spirituality and positivity. And di Reggae artist dem a feel it. Di space nuh deh deh fi play di song dem. Dancehall song easier fi bus dan a Reggae song. Foota has never been shy about voicing his opinion on matters that concern Reggae and dancehall, even if it means challenging the country’s leader. Guh look how much album Turbulence have. Yuh know how much song him have? When a selecta get half hour fi play dawg, him a guh run guh play Skillibeng Crocodile Teeth…Him a guh play weh hot,” Foota said. Suh di people dem don’t have option. Me know weh mi a talk bout. Andrew dat is a lie. And a just di truth bredrin,” Foota mentioned. A jus di truth. Guh look how much album Sizzla have; guh look how much album Jah Mason, all a di Rasta dem have. When last Luciano get a hit? A jus di truth dawg… When last yuh hear one authentic Reggae song?” Foota questioned.