Most Celebrated Dancehall Artistes Now are Doing “Take Away Dancehall Songs” – Linguakat

Ghanaian  Dancehall,Ragga,Reggae Iyricist Kweku Obeng Amoako well known on stage as Linguakat from his experience in the dancehall fraternity has clearly differentiate between real dancehall and ‘take away’ dancehall music.

The ‘Ridee’ hitmaker emphasized this in an exclusive interview with Ras General on popular reggae/dancehall show ‘Lesson Tym’ yesterday on AG Radio 104.9 FM dissecting the topic “Origin of Dancehall”.

“I started dancehall music in the late 80s where legends like SuperCat, Cutty Ranks, Yellowman, Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Ninjaman and many more were already doing great and mind-blowing dancehall music in jamaica. When you come to Ghana, Myself and great artistes like  Osagyefo, kojo kombolo, Blak Mexxiah, Sugar Ranking, Konkarah, Samini, Iwan, Stonebwoy, Shatta Wale just to mention a few are also working very hard but to be honest and no discredit, most of nowadays celebrated reggae/danchall songs are “take away” that’s supposed to be categorized in other genres and not dancehall”.

“Its sad when you see other genre artistes and songs fused in award schemes as reggae/dancehall and neglecting the real natures of original reggae/dancehall music”.

He gave example of Shatta wale’s ‘My Level’ and Stonebwoy’s ‘Baafira’. “I dont have a problem if these mentioned songs are categorized under hiplife songs, but simply not a dancehall song”. He explained.

Dancehall will have its stand and better growth when we begin to learn, put in right measures and lined structures, getting the originators involved and making it more lyrical than physical.

Source: Most Celebrated Dancehall Artistes Now are Doing “Take Away Dancehall Songs” – Linguakat

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