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Reggae crooner Tarrus Riley is now refusing to voice any more dubplates because of the prevalence of imposters in the industry.
Describing himself as an avid sound clash lover, Riley now believes that the sound system culture is losing its authenticity because of ‘spliced dubs’.
“When I was growing up, it used to be called ‘specials’, but nowadays, it’s no longer special because some people a splice up we voice. The worst thing as an artiste is to hear someone trying to impersonate you and it sound bad, it off-key, and the lyrics are wrong. Dat hurt me heart,” he told THE STAR.
According to Riley, it is not about the money but the preservation of craft and livelihood.
“Me grow up pon sound clash, so when me hear splice dub, I cannot be a part of that. I don’t want people to be using my voice or my name to rob and scam people. So I’m not voicing any more dubs right now, so anybody who say dem have a recent Tarrus dub a tell lie,” he stated.
To make matters worse, Riley believes that some of the culprits associated with splicing dubs are close associates of artistes.
“Di man dem all a splice dub from songs weh nuh release yet. So you realise say people weh eat and drink wid you a try bring you down. No man caan put a price pon my voice, so it’s not about money; it’s about having pride in our culture. We are losing our authentic music, and then we turn ’round and quarrel say white reggae bands a run the place. We are not even willing to invest in original dubplates but we wanna find fault when other races do.”
Riley also has harsh words for selectors who knowingly play spliced dubs.
“Unuh a hypocrite. It is a bad representation of our music. Me tek music serious. Unuh fi stop it! I am proud to be original and me love all original sounds and selectors. If we don’t respect our music, others won’t. So, any man weh say dem get a dub from me right about now, is a washover Tarrus voice it, not me. I’m not saying I’ll never voice another dub ever again, but for now, I’m done with it,” he stated.
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Reggae Artist Mavado claims he was treated like a bum and even verbally abused at a fancy Asian restaurant … simply because he’s black.
Sources close to Mavado tell TMZ … he hit up Philippe Chow in NYC for lunch Thursday with his family, when he was curiously put in the back of the restaurant, even though it was pretty much empty.
Mavado didn’t complain and the family got down to business, chowing down at Chow, when he walked over to another empty table and had someone in his family take a pic of him. He says that’s when a manager said he couldn’t sit at that table because they were expecting guests.
Mavado claims the manager added he was prohibited from using his phone in ANY manner.
He then claims he got the bum’s rush … all of the food came out at once. We gotta say, that’s what Asian restaurants typically do, but that’s his story. He says he felt like they wanted to get him out.
Things got hot as fish grease when Mavado’s wife tried sending the rice back. He says the manager came over and pitched a fit. He says the rice stayed put, yet it was included in the bill.
Mavado then accused the restaurant of treating him shabbily because he’s black, and the manager allegedly slammed the bill on the table and told him never to come back.
Mavado claims his manager was later contacted by the restaurant and they profusely apologized, saying they didn’t know he was a famous person. Mavado says he’ll never go back.
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Popular DJ-producer ZJ Liquid is working with American rapper Safaree Samuels on a single called ‘One Time’, which will be featured on his upcoming album called ‘M Square’. According to the multi-award-winning DJ, he is following the footsteps of hip-hop producer DJ Khaled.
“This album will be one featuring several artistes. The link with Safaree was made through Rum Blood of Ward 21, because he wants to get into the Jamaican vibe. He did a dub-plate for me for his single, Burner, and I met him in LA recently. it was there he told me he was feeling a dancehall vibes, and who better to do dancehall than us? So we spent a few hours in the studio and deal wid it,” ZJ Liquid said.
Also to be featured on the single One Time, is recording artiste Assassin, also called Agent Sasco.
“Assassin is doing well on the hip-hop scene right now. “He will do his verse a yard, and by summer it will be out,” he said, alluding to Assassin’s previous work with Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and Raekwon.
Also to be featured on ZJ Liquid’s M Square album are recording artistes Mavado, Kabaka Pyramid, I-Octane, Popcaan, Kalado, among others.
“We are going to push both digital and hard-copy versions of the album. Right now, we are looking for distribution deals, but if we don’t get a major company on board, we will still push forward independently,” he said.
ZJ Liquid recently released the compilation on the ‘Fix Up’rhythm, that debuted at number 16 on the iTunes album charts. The project was also featured on the front page of the official iTune’s webpage.
Safaree Samuels’ single, Burner, currently has over 100,000 views onYouTube. The Jamaica-born rapper recently separated from his long-time girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, after dating for 10 years.