By Krazy Katty
The Jamaica Broadcasting Commission recently instructed all Radio, TV Stations and Cable Operators to remove all songs that have beeping/bleeping and those that associate with the word Daggering. However, most industry insiders are not totally against the Broadcasting Commission decision, but would prefer if the Commission had given a deadline as to when these songs should be removed.
Outaroad.com caught up with D’Angel at the gym who seems to be getting ready to march against the Broadcasting Commission’s drastic decision with fellow artists, producers and other key players in the music industry.”I am not known for using explicit lyrics in my songs, but on the same note I am a part of the culture so whatever is imposed on the music industry, obviously will affects me too."
The ‘Stronger’ hit maker D’Angel also argued that the instant banning of daggering/edited songs is not the way to solved the problem. “The Commission could have handled the situation better I am not against their decision of ridding the airwaves of these songs, but they should have given an extension which would have given the radio jocks and the TV stations more time to embraced the ban.”
Apart from the banning of songs, D’Angel believes it’s time for her fellow entertainers to take a new root in the way they write their songs. “If the Broadcasting Commission does not lift the ban, this will definitely force us to be even more creative with the outcome of our lyrical contents.”
Jamaica’s newest sensation Delus who’s known for his Gangsta Remix with Mavado ft Vybz Kartel and his recent hit single True Love also shares a similar outlook as D’Angel. “I know it’s right for us to protect our children from airing these songs but at the same time the Broadcasting Commission should have given a deadline.”
Mr. True Lover Delus also gives a positive solution as to what the Broadcasting Commission should have done. “I am not trying to instruct the Commission as to how they should operate; I am just voicing my opinion on the best way to solve the problem. Instead of banning the songs in the manner they did I think they should have requested for those songs to be removed from day time broadcasting and to only be played at nights.”
However, the big question is can we really stop the children of Jamaica from not hearing or getting a hold of these Daggering songs?