There is nothing you can do that make me run away from this clash yah...

14.6.07

RASTA BACKLASH AGAINST LUTAN FYAH


Inspired by Chin's post. This might be old news to some, but I felt like revisiting it. I went and dug up more info. Apparently certain Rasta artists are furious with Lutan because he bigged up Bounty Killer for bringing out new talent and felt that Rasta camps within reggae music don't do the same thing. He seems to be forgetting Tony Rebel putting out Garnett Silk, Capleton and Munga Honorable via David House, the original 5th Element Crew, Sizzla and Judgement Yard and other exceptions. Apparently Rasta's are supposed to be A&Rs too.

So, of all people Anthony B confronted him at a gas station (perhaps a hazardous place for those so fond of fire bun lyrics lol) and ever since Lutan has stuck to his guns at every stageshow. Chin seems to think this 'beef' (or 'tofu' rather, being that we're dealing with strict vegans) is more dangerous than the Movado and Vybz Kartel war (which is now over after a cheesy photo-op.) Both Vybz and Movado made a grip of dubplate money though because a few sound boys thought they would be dead soon. Now they'll have plenty of time to water down their catalogs with mediocre releases, as overexposed artists are wont to do.

One thing that Chin may be right about is that whereas thug-hall deejays talk about busting their guns are rarely doing it, a lot of Rasta are not playing with their lyrics and actions. Unless they happen to be signing Babylonian agreements.... FIRE!


'In the much-earlier going, Lutan Fyah was not as specific with his anger, but left no doubt as to his feelings. "Dem put me name up ova de Internet, all ova de worl', sey me dis Rasta, afta dem singing merengue music an' soca," he said. "Nutten dem sing represent Rasta culture. So how come Lutan Fyah sing 'Rasta still deh bout' dem sey him dis Rasta? Fia bun!" he said.

"Me nah sey dem a fight me, cause dem cyaan fight Selassie, but we haffi bun some big dread," Lutan Fyah said. "Big up Sizzla Kalonji again. De res' a dem a dunce."'


People need to listen to the older artists when they explain clash. It's like the concept of friendly competition doesn't even exist anymore.

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