Dancehall music has been widely blamed for fueling violence across the Caribbean, but two of the most hardcore acts of the genre are looking to change that perception.
Tommy Lee and Aidonia will be putting aside their hardcore lyrics for a peace concert come November dubbed ‘Stop the Violence, Stop the Crime.’
The concert will be held on November 24, at Little Coppa Club in Bull Bay, St. Thomas, as part of a Caribbean peace tour promoted by Kevin Smith, a Bermudan promoter.
The Jag One Productions (J.O.P) head and Tommy Lee will be sharing the stage with legendary reggae/dancehall star Sizzla Kalonji.
Also booked for the event includes Chi Ching Ching, Potential Kidd, Darrio, Marlon Binns, Eyesus, Stylysh and more.
Despite getting some flagging in recent weeks for his demonic lyrics, Tommy Lee’s publicist, Keona Williams, say the deejay is an advocate of peace.
“Tommy Lee Sparta is not just about the hardcore element, he wants to portray a positive image and be a good role model for the youths. We are hoping his fans will come out and be in full support of the message at the event,” Williams said.
“Tommy Lee’s music is just for entertainment, but as a person he advocates for peace, he is an ambassador for peace and that is the message he wants to promote. Patrons can expect an exciting performance and some new tracks,” Williams added.
Both Tommy Lee and Aidonia are in high demand. The JOP head is fresh off a massive performance at the World Of Reggae show in Barbados last weekend, while Tommy Lee just complete a promotional run in Canada.