America's Hot 97 radio station's DJ Ebro has come under fire from the dancehall fraternity after posting a tweet claiming that Canadian Rapper Drake and British singer Ed Sheeran are bringing back dancehall.
His comment follows the success of Sheeran's latest album Divide, which has a lot of dancehall influences. Sheeran's single Shape of You which has a dancehall beat, was recently remixed to include Jamaican artistes Nyla and Kranium.
Drake's last release Views also had a strong dancehall presence, from the use of the Jamaican creole, to reggae beats, to dancehall features with Beenie Man and Popcaan. Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who are both from Caribbean Islands have always included the culture in their music. Canadian artistes Tory Lanez and Justin Beiber have also done recent samples of dancehall music.
Since Ebro's post, many have flocked to social media to express their discontent with his statement.