Drama in Dancehall – Weekly Reggae Music News

Drama in Dancehall – Weekly Reggae Music News

A reader and listener sent Trinidad Express a letter talking about his concerns about how there are many radio stations that are playing soca only during Carnival times.  Many stations are choosing to play dancehall music more than Trinidad’s native music of soca.  He also complained about how explicit the lyrics have become and being subjected or forced to listening to that type of music. He felt their traditional music was being thrown out the door.  While I agree with the listener he must understand that the radio stations are focused on the demand and the demand from listeners is that they want to hear dancehall and reggae music than soca.  The reader doesn’t understand that if a station were to play what isn’t in demand right now such as soca music the station would lose money and end up closing down.  It’s about money and overall demand that listeners and advertisers want from the radio stations. 

Bounty Killer Continued Woes

Bounty Killer real name Rodney Pryce’s trial didn’t get started as scheduled Thursday morning within the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court due to the passing of his mother, Ivy Williams also known as Miss Ivy who lost her long battle on February 26th in St. Andrews at the Medical Associates Hospital. 

Bounty Killer is currently faced ganja (marijuana) possession charges and smoking marijuana charges.  He was seen smoking ganja on in New Kingston on the Grenada Way. His car was searched and they found more presence of ganja (marijuana) in his possession.  He was then arrested and charges with possession of the drug substance.  Bounty Killer is currently being represented by his attorney Linda Wright.   His trial has been rescheduled to June 6th, 2012.