Fingers have been pointed, harsh criticism, frustrated outbursts and even outright disrespect been hurdled at
However through it all a general perception among the industry have been with the coming of a new year, 'new year, new hope' hence 2013 was expected to bring about hope. Early 2013 that hope became a reality at the Grammys when Ziggy and Damion Marley were invited to join STING, Popstar Rihanna and Billboard's top artiste Bruno Mars in a tribute to King Bob Marley. Not very long after and important era, the 1990's, was put on display in a major international setting described here as the (Jamaica B.E.T. Awards) moment recreating visions of the endless possibilities of this music. The vibe carried through further lead to other musical contributing elements that revitalize the local industry (10 most epic reggae/dancehall moments) including the most current and talked about of them all, Tessanne Chin's NBC The Voice success.
The 1990's era in Dancehall is a monument, a guideline to the future. The industry was driven so the music found fans. Let the 90's be your guide from which to draw your assessment of the music's potential. Take from it all the elements that made it successful and throw your support once again behind the music. The talents are abound, possibilities endless and environment conducive to greatness. Young talented Jamaicans are ready to excel beyond the successes of Shaggy and Sean Paul. The question is no longer when but who?
By: Sophia McKay