Ninja Man Says Dancehall Music Dead
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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.

 
 
  • Dancehall nuh dead yet.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

    • Ninja man ran awooo!!

    • 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

  • some sense in his no sense.

  • some sense in his no sense.

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

    • 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!

  • yemm

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

  • keep up the good work Don Gorgon.

  • keep up the good work Don Gorgon.