By: Janice Dayle
Leading Reggae Music industry players gave the following opinions on "DJ Lyrical Mayhem," that they say - threatens to upstage the culture, the rhythm and irie mood of Reggae.
Not everything that is popular is right and not everything right is popular, so we say to people who claim to be preachers, teachers, motivators and inspirers - your examples will not be ignored so be careful. On the other hand…instead of fighting the bad - go ahead and promote what is good…no-one who promotes darkness wins. The only way to win is to create a light and shine in it.
YardFlex: Do you consider celebrity DJs as role models?
Tony Rebel: Whether you want to be one or not - the people see you as a role model, so understand that the field brings responsibility…and realise that someone will be emulating you regardless of what you do…so if that is the kind of seed you want to sow then sow on.
I want to teach youth the nature way of life, so they will live natural. That would be the first step in showing them life's path. Even though the natural way is a bit slow, I am sure it is right.
YardFlex: What is your opinion on the recent lyrical contention amongst popular DJs.
I Wayne: They are just seeking attention.
In every generation there are singers and players of instruments. I hope that this music called Jamaican music will always be here with us….my hope is for it to live on from generation to generation and that they don't mess it up.
YardFlex: Give me your take on DJ verbal wrangling nowadays.
Ken Boothe: I fight the concept of what's happening...if it no up to date for children, me no want fe hear it.
As singers, we should make good use of the opportunity to engage the keen ears of especially - the youth dem - giving the right messages. We need to educate people as well as to entertain them.
YardFlex: Some top DJs have made headlines with warring words, what do you think about this
Iley Dread: I think it is disgraceful and I hope and pray that the entertainers can wake up and realise it is damaging and nothing good will come out of it...