Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What if Dancehall Artists Used Their Real Names

What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
In dancehall it’s all about the bravado and the image one portrays to the intended audience. Among other things dancehall is all about power, sex appeal and just raw energy. Now can you imagine if some of our most famous Dancehall artists opted to use their real god-given names? Really getting your head knocked in with a hammer from a guy named Basil is not as powerful as getting your ass kicked by Bounty Killer. Basil sounds like that dude who works at the art supplies store or at most a foundry. Good thing Jeffrey Campbell sounds like that surveyor you pay a lot of money to, who in turn does a crap job at road repairs. Good thing he decided to go through not one but two name changes from Assassin to now Agent Sasco. These fake names make them more mysterious, more bad ass and yes they just sound cooler.

Oje Ollivierre Sounds like your 3rd Form Spanish Teacher
- Protoje

Windel Beneto Edwards- Gyptian

Miguel Orlando Collins- Sizzla Kalonji
Front Teet Gun Pon Teet Desmond John Ballentine
not  the same ring as Ninjaman
O'Neil Bryan that has got to be the most boring name
-Elephant Man
I think whoever named this demon Adija Palmer knew what they were doing
-Vybz Kartel
Gully God David Constantin Brooks
not the same power as Mavado
Anthony Moses Davis
If a selector called Dufton Taylor Jr. told you to "dash out yu hole!"
Would you? Tony Matterhorn was the better choice
Shabba Ranks should sue whoever named him
Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon
James Chambers- Jimmy Cliff, OM
Toots Hibbert- Frederick Nathaniel Hibbert
Mr. Lover Lover- Orville Richard Burrell
not the same ring asShaggy

Tigers die and leave their skins; people die and leave their names.  ~Japanese Proverb

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1 comment:

  1. This MADD love, with each blog you outdo yourself...Keep up the awesome work and the madness...looking forward to more