Batty riders, boycotts and murder music


World is in trouble
Anytime Buju Banton come
Batty bwoy get up an run
At gunshot me head back
Hear I tell him now crew

(chorus)
(Its like) Boom bye bye
Inna batty bwoy head
Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man
Dem haffi dead
Boom bye byeInna batty bwoy head
Rude bwoy no promote no nasty man
Dem haffi dead

(Two man) Hitch up on an rub up on
An lay down inna bed
Hug up one anotherAnna feel up leg
Send fi di matic anDi Uzi insteadS
hoot dem no come if we shot dem–   

  

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For the past several years now a rising crescendo of protest against  an aspect of Reggae music, called Dancehall, has hit artist directly and nationals indirectly in a most profound way.  Alas, the ongoing controversy surrounding the lyrics contained in dancehall music, dubbed “murder music”, in my eyes have taken on an imperialist and anti-African overtone.

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