The debate continues with regards to Dancehall artistes deejaying over rap beats and in return calling their music Trap Dancehall, the veterans in Jamaican music are actively campaigning for this to stop. A Twitter account believed to be operated by Mutbaruka asked for a stoppage to Trap dancehall.
The account stated, “Calling on all Jamaican musicians, artistes, and producers to start producing real reggae/dancehall riddims music AGAIN, instead of trap hall music.” This tweet has since gone viral.
Days later Mutabaruka addressed the tweet via his radio show and outlined that he does not have a Twitter account and he was not the one who sent out the tweet about Trap Dancehall.
In recent times, Bounty Killer labelled “Trap Dancehall” as “rat trap” music.
Skatta Burrel and Sean Paul also earlier spoke about not liking “Trap Dancehall” as it’s not good for the original dancehall culture. Skatta highlights that Trap music is Hip Hop based and Jamaicans might not be able to do music better than the Americans who do Hip Hop.
Late 80’s hardcore dancehall was running the place and Jamaicans were achieving international status and since trap dancehall came in with artistes like Vybz Kartel, trap dancehall is rising, and even he had to do a song like ‘Fever’ which is original dancehall to get certified.