Now that summer is winding down, Jahshii seems to have completely shifted gears, ditching his usual Trap beats and teaming up with producer DJ Frass to smash his opponents with the new song. Dem Nuh Badvoiced to a hardcore 90s dancehall beat, an apparent remake of Steelie and Clevie’s Giggy riddim.
Crochet at Jahshii Dem Nuh Bad Baby Wayne’s samples Momwhich was expressed on the Giggy in 1991.
His verses also have a distinct Mad Cobra flow.
However, instead of the cautionary tale of Baby Wayne Momwhich warned young men against “wickedness”, the born fighter states that he is an action-packed villain “like the return of Dancehall”, while his opponents are just Instagram villains.
In the black-and-white clip that aired late Saturday night on YouTube, Jahshii dons a ’90s outfit and walks around with his team, with his ganja spliff in his mouth. Sometimes he is shown sporting a mesh merino, the rude boy outfit historically associated with Dancehall.
Jahshii didn’t call out any names in the song, which apparently means he’s directing his message to those “whom it may concern.”
He did not say anything more, except to note on his YouTube channel that it was “Real Dancehall”, this to the delight of his fans.
In July, Jahshii said that while he wasn’t averse to engaging in a record-for-record fight with Silk Boss, Intence or any other deejay, swapping diss songs in the summer, with his slate was all about performance and dubplates, was not a priority.
At the time, he said he was not about to allow Silk Boss, or supporters who incite him to clash, to determine the pace at which he conducts his business, this after Silk Boss targeted him on July 19 at a diss track titled Factsafter mocking Silk’s motor vehicle, which appeared to be in need of repairs, on Instagram.
Jahshii had dismissed Silk Boss as having too much free time. The First Nations artist had also told vlogger/producer Terro Don that he follows the traditional approach to Dancehall culture, in which the summer months are spent earning money through touring and performing.
November, he says, was all about recording diss songs as a precursor to a showdown at Sting, which is Dancehall’s biggest showdown platform, and where all of Dancehall’s arguments, historically, are settled face to face.
Sting will make a return on Boxing Day, December 26, at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in St. Ann, after a seven-year hiatus.
Jahshii had also told Terro Don that he would lyrically crush Silk Boss and any other DJ fiery enough to face him against Sting, as he was inspired by the late Merciless, who decimated Ninjaman, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man at Sting 2000 . .
The First Nations artist had also insisted that it was a ridiculous idea for artists to express shock tunes so soon, because these songs would have to be reserved for the period of October to November for the preparation of Sting. He had argued that such songs would not resonate with audiences at summer shows, as the holiday period was meant for fun songs and “summer songs”.
Some of Jahshii’s followers have begun throwing down the proverbial gauntlet to artists in his peer group, stating that they must prove their Dancehall mettle by similarly voicing their responses on a complex riddim such as the Giggybecause Dancehall diss songs should be sung on authentic riddims and not on Trap.
“Finally a dancehall diss song!! With a dancehall riddim,” Mustic said.
“Jahshii parted ways with this. I’m impressed. Everything is on point…10/10,” Wayne Booth said.
“Well, that’s pretty shocking but still refreshing. To think too. How many new yutes could do that?” Gridlokk noted after listening to the track, while Dontaye noted, “Love the mix of dancehall beats old fashioned, really and really to see a nun like that in the new era of a dancehall.”
There were also celebrations by some who reveled in the fact that thanks to Jahshii’s actions, 90s Dancehall styles would be making a comeback.
“Jahshi the riddim, the lyrics, the delivery…. Young, you are powerful, you are here to stay, you will succeed after 10 years of bombing bad song… Man, go to the old riddim of the 90s, show him a complete style, it’s classic and you know the music” , said Nathan Nelson.
Discourse Motion added, “Jahshii is a dangerous force in dancehall. Once you’ve studied the legends and icons of the past, you can’t lose. The war begins but it is only a prelude. Witness the greatness,” while VNSenseRythm added, “Back to sampling on a nasty classic riddim Jashii mek dem knowkill any pon ah sampling!!! »
As for the Baby Wayne’s Mom sample, it was produced on the Giggy riddim, a juggling riddim, released in late 1991, by Wycliffe “Steely” Johnson and Cleveland “Clevie” Browne.
The song, which warned young men not to commit murder and become wanted men, topped the RJR and JBC Radio One charts in April 1992.
The songs that made up the Giggy riddim were recorded at the Mixing Lab studio in Kingston. Among the leads were Ting A Ling by Shabba Ranks, Rock by Powerman, Turned a conversation by Mad Cobra, and Matey by Penny Irie.
Mom was the hit Baby Wayne, hailing from Sainte-Catherine. The artist, whose first name was Wayne Parkinson, also had another big hit in 1993, a collaboration with Leroy Smart titled money friend.
Baby Wayne died in October 2005 of pneumonia at the age of 37.