The Broadcasting Commission has advised that Popcaan’s Nuh Box Pon Jaw (All Now) is unfit for broadcast on radio and television.
A statement sent to The WEEKEND STAR from the Broadcasting Commission’s Information and Public Relations Officer Nicole Morrison explained: “The Commission, in November 2011, determined that the song was transmitted in breach of the Children’s Code for Programming as the song in totality endorses violence as a means of resolving conflict and under the Code attracts a V4 (D) rating. Material attracting a V4 (D) rating should not be transmitted on broadcast radio or television at any time.”
The song was released at the end of October 2011 and was produced by UIM Records on their ‘Nymphomaniac’ rhythm. When contacted, UIM’s Andrew ‘Anju Blaxx’ Myrie said he was aware that the song would no longer be played on the radio. He said, “disc jocks from different stations have told me they can’t play the song because the Broadcasting Commission has come down on them, ’cause they say the song is promoting violence.” He also said he planned to contact them to officially enquire about the matter.
However, Myrie disagreed that the song was promoting violence. “I don’t think it is. it’s a song about defending yourself and not taking things from people but not promoting violence against anyone. But the Broadcasting Commission knows what’s right for people to hear, so we will have to be more mindful of that and more creative,” Myrie said.
In the meantime, the producer is busy with new music to be released soon. He told The WEEKEND STAR: “right now we have a single out from Popcaan called Naughty Girl. We’re planning to do a video for it at the end of this month or the beginning of February. We also have two new rhythms coming out: a one drop called ‘Sunny Days’ with Bugle, Nicky B, Blak Diamond, and Vybz Kartel. And we also have a dancehall rhythm working on called ‘Coolie Gyal’ with Popcaan, Khago, Blak Diamond, but it is still a work in progress.”
Source: The WEEKEND STAR