Byron Messia came under a lot of heat in the past couple of weeks after indicating that his Taliabans single is the biggest dancehall song since 2005. The comment attracted a lot of angry responses from Jamaicans, leading both Byron and his representative to make attempts to clear the air about what was said.
The Jamaican-born St Kitts-based artiste now seems to have taken a different approach to things. The deejay decided to show his love for the Jamaican talents who are making waves in dancehall, seemingly proving that he is a true fan of dancehall as he shares the same admiration fans have for Teejay, Valiant and Malie Donn.
Byron took the time to highlight his top 3 dancehall summer songs during his performance at nightclub SOB in New York City on September 21, according to a video that was released. The songs that the deejay rolled out on stage included Malie Donn’s V6, Valiant’s Mad Out, and Teejay’s Drift.
“Mi a go run three song and dem song yah a mi favourite song fi di summer,” he said before kicking off the playlist with Malie Donn. Following a quick tease of V6, which had the audience cheering, he moved to Valiant’s Mad Out. While the patrons were screaming, Byron was jumping and dancing on stage. He ended his top 3 playlists with Teejay’s hit song Drift.
Watch the video of Byron below:
Byron is no stranger to making controversial comments about dancehall, given that it was only in May his mouth landed him in hot water with Jamaicans. Byron made comments that his music was not being influenced by dancehall, sparking backlash, which led him to apologise.