Blakk Rasta has asserted that Ghanaian dancehall music has no future. The reggae artiste in an interview with DJ Roar on Kesben FM in Kumasi revealed that most awards he (Blakk Rasta) won internationally were as a result of his good reggae music but not dancehall music.
“What future does dancehall have? If you look at most of the big awards we won outside, we used reggae music not dancehall”
To him, Ghanaian dancehall artistes record their songs in Jamaican language, “patoa” which makes it difficult for Ghanaians to understand.
“Ghanaian dancehall is full of Jamaican culture and patoa, with such a song, what future does it have?”
He quickly added, “the only thing which will give it future is for them to fuse African value with dancehall.”
He continued that Shatta Wale’s hit song, “Mahama Paper” is not a dancehall music but “Afrocentric”.
“Dancehall won’t go anywhere, it will just collapse just like hiplife. Hiplife was full of slangs when it started. Reggie Rockstone and others were slanging everyday and I told them that it would get to a time people will be fed-up until Obrafour and Lord Kenya came in with Twi rap.”
He concluded that dancehall can last longer only if “they change things and bring it home”