Veteran dancehall deejay Shabba Ranks recently weighs in on the current state of dancehall, where he seek to remind everyone his contribution to the genre.

In an interview with ER, Shabba shared his thoughts on a number of topics including artists visa issue with the United States government and his respect for Vybz Kartel.

“Me… respect Vybz Kartel when many people don’t respect him, but him don’t know how much me appreciate and love everything wha him do, because when him go so boom and sing Ting A Linga Ling, him mekk Shabba Ranks be relevant to the younger generation,” Shabba Ranks in Jamaican patois.

Peep the full interview with Shabba Ranks below.