Lady G looks to Herbie

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer

Monday, January 28, 2013

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DEEJAY Lady G has kicked off her 2013 campaign with Herbie, a song that leans heavily on double entendre.

"It's kinda suggestive, yuh have to listen good to know which one of the Herbie mi talkin' 'bout," she said.

Herbie was produced by Paul Lowe Chin for Chiney K Productions and is among a clutch of songs the dancehall veteran has recorded recently. Another is Hose It Up which was produced by Rohan 'Sno Cone' Fuller.

Significantly, Lady G also cut an update of her biggest hit, Nuff Respect, which was done 25 years ago for producer Gussie Clarke. The new version is produced by singjay Mr Vegas.

Lady G (real name Janice Fyffe) was making a name for herself on the Spanish Town dance scene when she did Nuff Respect in 1988 for Clarke on the popular Rumours beat.

Though several female acts like Sister Charmaine and Shelly Thunder were also on the rise, she says sexism was rife in dancehall when the original was released.

"That song came at a time when there was a lot of degrading songs about women. Is like a female anthem now."

Lady G recently appeared on Rebel Salute at Richmond Estate in Priory, St Ann.




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