Another Killa Protégé making their mark


By: Joseph Cunningham

Dancehall Kingpin Bounty Killa has an enviable record of mentoring Dancehall’s leading young talents. To date, Elephant Man, Mavado, Busy Signal, Wayne Marshall, Idonia, Vybz Kartel and even Merciless are just a few of the talents he has nurtured both directly and indirectly.

Interestingly, it was in one publication of the Time Magazine in the middle 1990s that Bounty Killa was compared to the late Tupac Shakur for the influence that he always has on young black males.

As such, it is no surprise whenever one hears about a new Dancehall talent that claims Bounty Killa as his or her influence!

Well, the latest of them is DNS, the abbreviation for Dohlance and Saylah. The duo is currently creating waves in the Dancehall with heavy rotation on Irie fm and Zip 103, two of Jamaica’s leading radio stations, with the song, "Wine Pon Wi" on the G Spot rhythm. The video for the song is also in heavy rotation on Music Plus.

Other singles in the streets are "Buss it on you" and "Pre War".

Norwayne Hills (Dohlance) age 24 and Kevin Blake (Saylah), 20, are both from the Duhaney Park community, and are aspiring to take their careers to the ultimate level of success. "It is very difficult for young artistes to get the break in the Dancehall," Dohlance said, but they are determined to keep rising to the top. " Music chose us, we neva choose it," they concurred.

They have both graced the stage at Bounty Killa in Concert, held in Negril in August, and have been visible on other high profile events. Working with producers Joel and Greevo at "Di Endz" a studio based in Portmore, St. Catherine, they are always preparing new material.

Savor their singles until the album is dropped real soon.