Jamaica Gleaner / THE EDITOR, Sir:
Dancehall has, over the years, had its fair share of controversy, and at the moment the public has been called to determine who are the real dancehall supreme rulers – male and female.
The incumbent dancehall monarch Beenie Man is in a row with the woman many claim to be next in line for this coveted throne – Spice. This is after the retiring of the crown by ‘the raw one’, Lady Saw, who was baptised not long ago.
Beenie Man claims that Spice has to wait before she can be declared dancehall’s first lady. He said the queen has to be crowned by the people. Spice hit back and declared that Beenie Man is not the king of the dancehall because the crown belongs to the incarcerated self-declared ‘world boss’ ,Vybz Kartel.
The people have spoken loud and clear that the undisputed queen of dancehall is Spice and the king is Vybz Kartel.
But what of the original king, Yellowman? What about Shabba Ranks and his double Grammy exploits?
We will see who will have the last laugh. History will declare the true king and queen.