The seasoned Jamaican DJ (Bounty Killer) shared his opinions on the burgeoning Afrobeats genre.
Bounty Killer, a well-known reggae and dancehall disc jockey from Jamaica, has expressed his opinions on the poetic power of Afrobeats.
In a recent conversation, the seasoned entertainer discussed dancehall, Afrobeats, and other fascinating subjects pertaining to the two genres.
The DJ stated during the conversation that just because Afrobeats has become popular internationally does not mean that Dancehall’s time in that same arena has come to an end. The patois DJ expressed his opinion about Afrobeats, saying that it only consists of tunes and motifs and lacks lyrics.
Afrobeats have no lyrics; they have a lot of melody, grove, and topic. Ye ye ye is not a lyric; it is a topic. The song only has a style, melody, and topic.”
The Jamaican OG continued by criticizing the current generation of dancehall artists, saying that they are unwilling to include concrete themes (topics) in their music.
In a similar spirit, Bounty asserted that the solidarity among African artists—which, in his view, Jamaican artists sorely lack—is the reason why Afrobeats is developing at such a rapid rate.
Enjoy the interview below;