There was no Mavado, no Kartel, no Assassin, no Octane, no Beenie Man and no Spice but dancehall is still alive and well. As the old adage goes: ‘music no sleep ah no man yard’. No man is dancehall, and Kartel is surely mistaken if he believes that because he is no longer on the scene, then dancehall will wither away. That was proven in no uncertain terms last night and this morning with a series of brilliant performances from Kiprich, Popcaan, Khago, and even Iyara as Sting 2011 unfolded over Jamworld.
One of the high points of the night was when Bounty Killer was onstage, and in the middle of his set declared: ‘ah me say Alliance, ah me buss Kartel, ah me buss Mavado, gimme some love’, and the crowd just erupted into a huge roar that rocked the entire venue. Earlier, the Warlord’s children, Kiprich and Iyara had lyrically annihilated their opponents in clashes. Kiprich wrote off Merciles career with the potent line: ’dem find yu DNA inna Peter King bed’, while Iyara was confident and hardcore as he disposed of a nervous-sounding Deva Bratt.Tweet