September 17, 2008
Spice Hits with the Dagger!!!!
Dancehall deejay, Spice, has finally made a big impact on the dancehall and she has done it with the song “Daggera”. Spice, who is highly rated as a performer and can craft slick juggling lyrics, has enjoyed some measure of success with various producers and different singles, but was unable to find that one special breakthrough song … up until now. She has definitely found the right formula with “Daggera”.
Always at her best when doing controversial lyrics, this counteraction song fits right into her repertoire and complements her in-your-face, come-test-me-if-you-can kind of attitude. Daggering is the latest catch phrase in the dancehall and many of the male deejays have lyrics which tout their sexual prowess/daggerin' style.
Spice explains her reason for doing the counteraction. "It's quite simple," she says, "I have to represent for the ladies, because there was no song like that out there to talk for the ladies so I figure I had to do it for them … it's all fun," she laughs. To quote a few lines from the track:
Bwoy a sey you sey yuh wah gimme 100 stab, Mek sure when yuh come yuh can handle de job, When mi done, yuh a walk sideway like a crab, Already the song is getting much love from local radio stations and at the major dances such as Weddy Weddy, Passa Passa, Uptown Mondays and Hot Mondays.
This weekend, Saturday, September 20 Spice will be gracing the stage of the Shatto Ballroom in Los Angeles alongside the queen of dancehall, Lady 'Mumma' Saw. Among the other shows on her performance calendar are Barbados, October 11, Champions in Action, October 18 at Jamworld, Portmore and November 15 for National Park, Georgetown, Guyana.
“Daggera” was done on the Sky Daggering riddim and also features Aidonia, “Fly Daggering/100 Stab” and “Sky Daggerin” from Chino (son of singer Freddy McGregor). All the singles are on the Equinoxx label.