Prominent Jamaican selector Tony Matterhorn did not mince his words in a recent live stream, as the DJ called out dancehall newcomers Kraff, Bayka, Malie Donn, and Pablo YG for the lack of respect shown to sound system selectors.
In the expletive-laced live stream, Matterhorn sought to educate dancehall’s latest crop of artistes.
The Dutty Wine deejay stated that the men they were glorifying and thanking for their rise to fame were not the source of their success, as they were not the ones playing their music. Matterhorn said that despite the multiple people involved in creating a song, the artistes whom he knew before their fame, while they were “hungry,” had to beg the selectors to play their music.
Matterhorn criticised the artistes who did not acknowledge selectors but chose to highlight the producers and their fellow entertainers who helped them. Declaring that it was impossible for a song to be successful without a selector, Matterhorn sought to clarify that artistes like Bounty Killer could not make an artiste rise to fame.
“Mi hear unu a talk bout, ‘Killa buss the most artiste.’ Killa buss the most artiste? Killa call up the most artiste. Mattorhorn, Trooper, Stonelove, the Renaissance, [ … ] a we buss unu,” Mattorhorn stated.
Matterhorn said that despite Bounty Killer providing Vybz Kartel with a platform to perform, fans wanted to see artistes whose music they already know. The selector went on to call out Kraff, Bayka, Pablo YG, and Malie Donn, warning them that they should show respect or risk fading into obscurity, such as one-hit wonders like Brysco and Daddy1.
“You know what was the problem with dem little ones? Dem don’t respect the selectors, and you lot don’t respect the selectors either suh unu ago ded fi hungry,” Matterhorn stated.
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