Look, I’m going to be blunt; I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings but I don’t think there is any other way to put this across other than being blunt. Insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expect a different result each time you do the exact same thing. One thing Jamaicans aren’t is stupid so it is very perplexing to see us behave in a stupid way but expect to be praised for it.
The Dancehall is a cultural expression of pride and it should remain so, however it has been stuck in a terrible quagmire and is in desperate need of evolution. When certain ridiculous displays were first introduced to the dancehall you would be excused if you found these displays funny for no more than five minutes. After all the dancehall is a place of flamboyance to a degree; but to a lot of people’s harrow certain displays have become a fixture and totally unacceptable might I add.
This current version of our cultural express is a poor demonstration of our people and is in desperate need of evolution. If that transformation happens I predict a much bigger, more profitable and a more internationally accepted Jamaican export; and who doesn’t want that? Stop limiting yourself; the dancehall needs to grow up. Let us have a grown up conversation about The Dancehall.