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October 07, 2009

BABY TASH'S FACEBOOK GENERATES CONTROVERSY


Controversy is mounting over Baby Tash’s hot new single, Facebook, which includes lyrics which make racy references to the sexy singer logging onto someone’s ‘face’ book.

Some dancehall insiders have been asking if the reference points explicitly towards a steamy session of oral sex. Laughing, Baby Tash downplayed the now-infamous line, saying it is all done in the name of
creativity and good fun.

“Some people have been caught up in the song and overanalyzing it a bit much. But even those people who say ‘wah kinda ting dat?’ always laugh and think it is creative. They know it is fun, but they can
believe what they want to believe,” she said, winking.

The saucy new tune has been bombing FM radio into submission since it was released two weeks ago, and there is talk that a video is in the works. In the tech-savvy song delivered in her trademark aggressive voice, Tash's raw sexuality drips over each line. However, it is her sing-along hook which has the dancehall audience riled up.

She sings: Mi dun log on to your Facebook/When mi turn it on, yu ah go stay hooked/cause Baby Tash love when yu give it to me proper, /ride pon the hi5 because mi anno chatter.

“The song was co-written by Patrick Anderson, Unicorn and me. The response has been crazy so far, everyone is so into technology with the Internet, Facebook, and social networking sites like myspace and
so on, so everybody thinks it’s fun. Every minute, the song is on the radio and I am getting crazy requests to email the song to people,” she said.

Baby Tash is a veteran performer who has made a lasting impact on every major competition held in the performing arts — from Festival to Tastee Talent Contest to Digicel Rising Stars — and also Dancing
Dynamites.

“It’s really up to me and the public to determine where I will be a few years ago. Winning the contest was a great experience, but it is really up to me to prove myself as a recording artiste and a star. It
is not an automatic buss, you need the right team, you have to be in the right network, and you have to consistent with the hits,” she said.

She has performed on such shows as Manchester Fiesta, GT Taylor Christmas Extravaganza, Stone Love Anniversary, Mavado’s Album Launch and Birthday Bash and Fully Loaded. Baby Tash is emphatic that she will not be ‘boxed’ into any one genre and is eager and ready to share her positive messages across musical lines.

“Dancehall is all about being creative; we have to mix up the thing and ensure that the crossover appeal is there,” she says soberly.

“I represent versatility, I am out to create a niche for myself, and I want to appeal to all types of people, and I plan to be relevant, controversial, show my sense of humour and to ultimately have fun,”
she said.

Baby Tash still lives in King Street in Spanish Town, an area known as ‘Dallas’, which coincidentally is also the name of a 1980s soap opera based around oil-rich families starring the devious character J.R
Ewing played by actor Larry Hagman.

“Yea, man, I love it around here, everyone shows me love, and they love how I have elevated the community, yu know say ah pure star come from Dallas,” she said, smiling. “Ah Dallas the ting de.”

Log on at her 'cute myspace' at www.myspace.com/babytashmusic

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