By: Joseph Cunningham
"It's been a while since I have committed murder at
Sting" – Ninja Man
The Don Gorgon who many refer to as 'Mr. Sting' is in fighting form and he is ready for action – he sounded the battle cry at Sting Launch held last night at the Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.
The charismatic DJ made an appeal to the promoters at the launch of Guinness Sting 2007 held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel last night.
"Send Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Sizzla, Super Cat and Mad Cobra all at once let me kill them lyrically," Ninja Man fired.
The Don Gorgon argued that lyrical competition in the form of clashing, is the institution which is responsible for the meteoric rise of all the biggest names in dancehall history, past and present. They all keep fighting against clashing, saying that it creates violence. But what they need to do is find a way to control the stage area and let the clash happen, Ninja Man pointed out.
Furthermore, he argued, "What I saw on television a few weeks ago was a series of live clashing on national T.V.! Digicel Rising Star competition has taken the Sting idea and is becoming a huge success.
Sting needs to take back its trade mark."
The show will be held at Jamworld in Portmore, St. Catherine, Jamaica on December 26. This year the show will feature the segments, Dancehall's Finest, The Pioneers, The Upcomers, The Beautiful Ladies of the Dancehall and a segment revealing new talent.
Dancehall's Finest will be organized to feature a special Bounty Killer and Beenie Man display, as well as the other usual suspects. The Pioneers will feature Josie Wales and Buju Banton, the Upcomers will highlight the likes of DeMarco and Shano. The ladies of dancehall will be starred by D'Angel and Barbee.
Sting team member Howard McKintosh revealed that his team will be working in tandem with the Jamaica Defence Force (JCF), which will deploy 1,200 to Jamworld on the night of the event.