March 16, 2009
By: Maria A. Hitchins
What a way LUST catch a big come back, it seemed as if a lovers rock ‘do over’ was what the Dancehall public lacked.
“Just as I am” gave them a huge number one, and squarely placed the group back in demand, from Kingston to New York and across the pond to London.
But this ‘sing over’ production is nothing new, Ghost, George Nooks, and Wayne Wonder have all employed this musical method too.
Though there is always a question of legal rights and royalty, the Dancehall crowd cares not and show no loyalty, to those responsible for the songs’ originality.
Same knife stick sheep stick goat, some of our legendary artist can only screw face and bloat, as other artistes, management and dem crew have taken their lyrics and melodies too,
Perhaps that’s what Ghost should get back to, instead of clashing Kiprich in a losing battle. “The higher you build your barriers”, will forever be a part of his musical memoirs.
Choosing a hit song to re do, often times turns into a major career boost, so while we ‘LUST’ and yearn, perhaps there are lessons for other artistes to learn.