Bounty Killer Urges Jamaican Musicians to Make Global Music Amid YG Marley’s Billboard Success “Stop Singing The F**kery”

As YG Marley’s rising hit Praise Jah in the Moonlight continues to thrive on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Dancehall veteran Bounty Killer is once again urging Jamaican artistes to make music for global audiences.

Following the release of his single Praise Jah in the Moonlight last Christmas, YG Marley has been making strides on the Billboard chart with his viral Reggae single. The artiste, who is the grandson of Reggae legend Bob Marley and the son of Rohan Marley and Lauryn Hill, made his debut on the chart at #74.

YG Marley

Since making its debut earlier this month, the track rose to #60 before falling to #63, but as its popularity continued to grow, it leapt to #39 within a week. Resharing a Yardhype report of YG’s latest chart success, Bounty Killer called out those who believe that Reggae music is “dead” in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

The Benz and Bimma deejay also praised YG for his Billboard success and creating a hit track.

“Who and who did said Reggae dead is only fi dem big head dead watch a little youth came with a wild fire Reggae song that’s storming through every charts worldwide a child shall lead the way,” Bounty wrote.

The music veteran then urged young Jamaican artistes to evolve from the music they are currently making and shift to creating music for the world.

“My fellow young Jamaicans stop singing the f**kery and sing world language we have the biggest music @ygmarley @romarley @mslaurynhill Salute.”

Former Alliance member and Bounty Killer mentee, Bling Dog, reiterated the deejay’s sentiments in the comment section and dubbed Praise Jah in the Moonlight an authentic Reggae track.

“Big song bro No caps 🔥🔥🔥🔥🎶🎶🎶🎶🌐📍 ARTHENTIC reggaemusic and them a say reggae dead Jah music always fine away posrive vibes!” Bling Dog wrote.

Bounty previously discussed in length the many issues that have resulted in the decline of Jamaican music internationally, specifically Dancehall. On more than one occasion, the deejay expressed the need for local music to be more marketable globally with relatable lyrics that can be more clearly understood.

Praise Jah in the Moonlight stands as a testament to the success that can still be found in Jamaican music, with the song garnering massive attention online from global audiences. In addition to its standout performance on the Billboard chart, the track has become a favourite among TikTok users and has acquired over 19 million views on YouTube since its release. 

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