Veteran dancehall deejay Mad Cobra has been created waves in dancehall in recent months with a slew of new gritty singles including “Defend It,” and “Dis Dem Anyweh.”
Dancehall fans believed the deejay is making a comeback, but Mad Cobra says that is not the case.
According to Mad Cobra, dancehall these days is boring so he came back on the scene to nice things up a bit.
This is what Cobra told the Gleaner:
“I came back because dancehall is boring. I do most of my shows in Europe. I haven’t worked in Jamaica in five years. Most of the big names move from arenas to small venues. Dancehall is on a dive. Younger artistes can’t deliver the songs how it sound on the recordings. Shows don’t ram like how dem used to ram before.”
“I never stop recording. I just keep my thing underground. Most of my songs that I have are done for sound systems. I wasn’t hunting or craving airplay.”
“A hog mi a raise. I am raising pigs right now, racehorse and (run) buses.”
“But if I feel to deejay, I just deejay. I love music, but I don’t run it down. I want people to want to hear me. Mi nuh need no comeback. I love music, but I never leave music. I just leave the spotlight. You have some people who will do anything to be the columns of dancehall. Mi nuh waan outshine the juvenile.”
Mad Cobra released a new music video for his single “Dis Dem Anyweh” last week to rave reviews.
Cobra rose to International fame in the early 1990s with singles such as “Flex” and “You’re Making Me High” with Toni Braxton.