Dancehall artiste Popcaan known for songs such as relevant, Party Shot and Numbers Don’t Lie has added his voice to the number of artistes that have been criticizing Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness who chastised the genre for its violent content.
In a tweet on Thursday, he invited the PM to instead make an investment in dancehall.
“Good morning mr prime minister, invest some of your money into dancehall music, Embrace it for a year!!!! you’ll never regret your investment.”
The tweet saw several responses with some agreeing and others putting a balance spin on it.
Tracy Mowet responded “I agree with you 1000% dancehall generate a lot of money for the community the soup man, the jerk Pan, peanut carts, the tourists, the selectors, and so much more please do the right thing.”
Good morning mr prime minister, invest some of your money into dancehall music, Embrace it for a year!!!! you'll never regret your investment.— Popcaan (@PopcaanMusic) April 8, 2021
While Tackela Olugbuyi said there should be no strings attached.
“No violence in the music for companies and individuals who receive this investment. Changing a country through music is a possibility.”
Zoning in on the country’s crime problem, DeeWalt79 brought a reality check to the conversation as he responded to the tweet, “they found the missing teacher’s body. When will the dancehall artists come out and condemn the violence in our society. We all have a part to play.”