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Ninja Man Says Dancehall Music Dead

 
 

While others are celebrating a resurgence of reggae/dancehall music back to the mainstream, Ninja Man is saying not so fast.

The dancehall veteran, who was recently release from jail on bail, says the music is on life support.

“Reggae/dancehall music is dead. As a matter of fact it is holding on to a tiny string,” Ninja Man said.

“The persons who are responsible for the downfall of it are the artistes and producers who are shortchanging it,” he added.

Ninja Man said he is looking to start a movement of contemporary dancehall artistes to build on the legacy of the late reggae legend Bob Marley.

“A hip-hop or R&B artiste can release one single and earn millions. We on the other hand make numerous albums and barely earn a cent,” Ninja said. “We are doing something wrong. We can’t expect to do the same things and get different results. No longer are artistes concentrating on carrying on the legacy that Bob Marley left.”

Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, along with his son, Janiel Ballentine, were granted bail after spending 3 years in jail on a murder charge.

His trial date is set for July 16.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001938333527 Akin Shokunbi

    keep up the good work Don Gorgon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001938333527 Akin Shokunbi

    keep up the good work Don Gorgon.

  • yemm

    yea man pop stars need a hit for several millions, while reggae artists need 10 albums

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000351873766 Mangaliso Manda

    some sense in his no sense.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1261921327 Tikka Msadala

      Him ah di one dead! Him time up! Him cyaan see dat!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730750945 Simba Williams

      Tikka Msadala You iz ah cunt oui! Steuppss He is one of the great and still remained respected throughout the artist of yesteryear. But apparently you born yesterday!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000351873766 Mangaliso Manda

    some sense in his no sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002084634161 Bongani Didi Donia Chisi

    in indid gone and buried….hahahaha……dancehall is nw too hot for him to handle.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002084634161 Bongani Didi Donia Chisi

    in indid gone and buried….hahahaha……dancehall is nw too hot for him to handle.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003106913381 Shyn-d Eddie Louis Sinjirani

      Ninja man ran awooo!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000370770750 Jason Kachikopa

      Man ninja man ndi dolo n dats tru kuti dancehal z gone n dead. Big up 2 pipo lyk bounty 4 tryng 2 kip. Kartel,vado n e.t.c they hav all killed it, shame on them

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001938333527 Akin Shokunbi

    No I completely disagree with Ninja man that dancehall music is dead, simply becouse he wasnt around fi a while don’t mean that dancehall is dead I would say he should take his dance hall behind into the studio and do some more great works we missed him we love him and we are expecting more works from him likkle more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001938333527 Akin Shokunbi

    No I completely disagree with Ninja man that dancehall music is dead, simply becouse he wasnt around fi a while don’t mean that dancehall is dead I would say he should take his dance hall behind into the studio and do some more great works we missed him we love him and we are expecting more works from him likkle more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002970671814 Bruce Zacharia

    yes de dancehaal music dead , killed by de media especially , coz de madia has led to de downfall of many dancehall artists.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002970671814 Bruce Zacharia

    yes de dancehaal music dead , killed by de media especially , coz de madia has led to de downfall of many dancehall artists.

  • http://N?A Leesaan Robertson

    Dancehall Reggae is not dead at all, and neva will be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003025367551 Oliver Adinkra Notnice Sam

    Dancehall nuh dead yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000370770750 Jason Kachikopa

    Man ninja man ndi dolo n dats tru kuti dancehal z gone n dead. Big up 2 pipo lyk bounty 4 tryng 2 kip. Kartel,vado n e.t.c they hav all killed it, shame on them