Dancehall legends Capleton and Pinchers got some new heat coming.
It seems the ‘90s Dancehall artistes’ as they have now been dubbed, have decided to step up to the plate and save their beloved music genre from being ‘Trapped.’ Spragga Benz, Elephant Man, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, and Buju Banton have now been joined by the fireman, Capleton, as 90s artistes who had remained a bit low-key but have now trekked back to the studio to start producing and releasing more hardcore, authentic Dancehall songs. Capleton recently posted a video of himself and the Original Bandelero Pinchers, in the studio along with a host of cheering men, spitting out lyrics of what he said was a new duet the two have been working on, lyrics which center on promoting another “Sound again.”
“Promote another sound again – Capleton and Pinchers. New music coming soon,” the 52-year-old artiste captioned the post. “Mi did a cool and dem check seh mi flop; Mi mek a sudden return and give dem a fatal shock 90s #dancehall @capletonmusic @astmarymicomefrom,” Capleton declared further, indicating that his generation would not be outdone and he would be returning to his once-prolific form.
In the video, Capleton deejays: “Sound again, bad sound again, Give dem a burial, Sound again,” after which Pinchers chimes in with: “Lif it again, murder sound again, promote another sound again.”
There are more cheers from the other men in the studio when Capleton chants: “Well mi wi invincible, when wi murda soundbwoy, wi dweet wid principle.”
Capleton, whose given name is Clifton Bailey, was among the artistes who dominated Jamaica’s music scene throughout the 1990s. His biggest hits during that era included “Number One pon di look good chart,” “Alms House,” “Everybody needs somebody,” and “Wings of the Morning.”
The artiste, who is known globally for his fiery and energetic performances, recently expressed concern about the woeful deficit in stagecraft of some of Jamaica’s prominent upcoming artistes. According to him, these artistes must make a concerted effort to work on their onstage delivery, if they are to make it internationally.
According to Capleton, the youngsters are unable to sound the same or be on key during performances, because of the use of applications such as Melodyne or Autotune, or Keyfinder which the producers are using to produce their songs.
The St. Mary native will join his Reggae/Dancehall compatriots on the Welcome to Jamrock 2019 Reggae Cruise which spans December 9 to 14 and features op acts such as Buju Banton, Popcaan, Busy Signal, Marcia Griffiths, Morgan Heritage, Mighty Diamonds, Pinchers, Sister Nancy, Everton Blender among others.