Byron Messia a Win for Dancehall

Karl Durant – Let me take this opportunity to remind my musical peers that a win for Byron Messia is also a win for Dancehall and Reggae Music. We need to cultivate unity and dismantle the “crab inna barrel mentality” that has limited our progression as a genre over the years.

In explaining Karl Durrant outines, “Every Artist seh dem a di baddest thing and dem song a di biggest song, a just Artiste talk it wasn’t meant to be taken literally”. Just like Vybz Kartel, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Popcaan, Gybtian, Charly Black, Konshens and many others, Byron Messia has scored a global hit.

However, he did so without the input of the traditional dancehall gatekeepers which is why a false narrative is being forced in the media. Byron Messia respects every dancehall and reggae artist and applauds their contribution to the genre. Stated Karl Durrant, publicist for Byron Messe.

Talibans, released several months ago has racked up over 48 million views on YouTube and is arguably the dancehall song of the decade.

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