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Bounty Killa speaks on banning dancehall music

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter

Thursday, March 09, 2017    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Hard-core dancehall deejay Bounty Killa weighed in on the controversial topic of the banning of music during his performance at the Rainforest Seafood Festival at the Catherine Hall Entertainment Centre on Ash Wednesday.

He argued that when a song is prohibited from being played on the air, it ignites more interest and popularity of that banned piece.

He recounted that his hit Anytime, in which he says, “hungry again you a go see me nine (9mm pistol)”, was at one stage banned from airplay.

“Hold on deh, unno can’t ban music; you take it off the airwaves and you make it even more important to find out the issues, a ‘cross and angry,” Bounty Killa argued.


“What dem need to ban is dem lickey, lickey belly… how long me a warn?” he remarked, before venturing into his smash hit of yesteryear, Look into My Eyes.

The “Poor People’s Governor” was weighing in on the topic of music censorship following a comment from parliamentarian Lisa Hanna, that incarcerated artiste Vybz Kazrtel’s songs should not be allowed airplay.

The former beauty queen’s comments ruffled diehard Vybz Kartel fans who directed a firestorm of bruising criticisms against her.

The police have since_launched an investigation into death threats made on social media against the parliamentarian.

Vybz Kartel, whose given name is Adidja Palmer, is a former member of Bounty Killa’s Alliance outfit, before moving on to form his own Gaza Empire.

Meanwhile, on Ash Wednesday, the Warlord, who delved into his hits of yesteryear, such as Can’t Believe Me Eyes, Wutliss Boy, Poor People Fed Up during the live performance segment of the well-attended seafood festival, had high praises for the promoters.

“Events like these we need more of,” BountyKilla, whose given name is Rodney Pryce, expressed.

Proceeds from the event will go to We Care Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to meeting the Cornwall Regional Hospital’s need for additional manpower, basic health care equipment, and infrastructural upgrades.

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