Who is Dancehall Artist?
A few months ago I had a discussion with a radio personality about dancehall music. Our discussion was heated as he contended that Nadine Sutherland saw herself as a dancehall artist. He also contended that Beres Hammond is a dancehall artist. The reason this came back to me is I was listening to a Beres Hammond song this week. His argument is the dancehall beat makes you a dancehall artist. My argument was that I only considers artist who “chant” on the “mike” as dancehall artist. I beleive artists who clasiffy themselves as dancehall even though they are “singers” they are doing so to jump on the “dancehall” wagon. Maybe I am wrong but I just don’t see artist who sing “lovers rock” as dancehall.