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The best music always gets banned in Jamaica

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Qawee, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Qawee

    Qawee Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 9, 2006 Messages: 3,420 Likes Received: 155
    So this song by Baby Cham just got banned in Jamaica, and it made me think of the song Look by Bounty Killer which was also banned in Jamaica, those motherfuckers ban the best songs, but i uploaded "look" for you. I will have the new joint by baby cham in a few minutes and will upload it, untill then, the banned in Jamaica hit by Bounty Killer: Look

    News story:

    NEW YORK (Billboard) - Reggae star Cham's hot new tune "Ghetto Story" explicitly describes the poverty raging through Jamaica, and has been banned in its homeland.

    "At first they were trying to fight it in Jamaica, but now it's the biggest thing," Cham says. "The radio started playing it like probably two weeks after they said, 'No, no, no.' The fans were letting them know that it was the biggest song in the street. But that's how it is in Jamaica, they tend to draw a curtain to the real things going on."

    "Ghetto Story" isn't Cham's first song to draw the government's ire. Both of his earlier tracks, "Desperate Measure" and "Ghetto Play," were banned, as was Bounty Killer's "Anytime," which Cham wrote with longtime producer buddy Dave Kelly.

    "The government wrote me," Cham says regarding "Ghetto Play." "I was saying to give me the country to run for a day. And they said, 'We need to stop the bashing of the government.' That's not bashing, it's just showing up the government. There's no free speech there. They say you have free speech, but it's not free speech."

    Cham's gritty video for "Ghetto Story" features him rhyming into a cell phone and children enacting his verses of sticking up store clerks and sleeping on foam squares. The entire video was shot in about a day. Then MTV came calling, airing the clip on "Direct Effect" and "MTV Jams." Cham also tapped Akon for the "Ghetto Story" remix, which recently went to radio.

    Aside from the "Ghetto Story" single, which originally debuted in Jamaica last November, an album of the same name is slated for an August release on Atlantic.

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  2. After School Special

    After School Special Banned

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 8,181 Likes Received: 225
  3. --->

    ---> Banned

    Joined: Apr 22, 2006 Messages: 1,273 Likes Received: 0
    I just got attacked by a virus.

    BANNNED!!!!
     
  4. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 23, 2003 Messages: 9,817 Likes Received: 129
    you can win an xbox 360!
     
  5. Flavicon

    Flavicon Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 18, 2005 Messages: 2,367 Likes Received: 18
    Jamaica has over 120 rivers.

    FACT!
     
  6. foodstamps

    foodstamps Junior Member

    Joined: May 5, 2004 Messages: 164 Likes Received: 0
    Wow - this is weird. I was just having some conversation with this guy who said everything that is in this thread verbatim sequentially post by post. ADD seems rampant. I need a beer.
     
  7. Hayabusa

    Hayabusa Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 6,501 Likes Received: 209
    good call on the virus shit
    i closed that DL ASAP
    im no n00bz0r
     
  8. transparent

    transparent Senior Member

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  9. Harvey Wallbanger

    Harvey Wallbanger Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 13, 2004 Messages: 8,567 Likes Received: 400
    Wait... tell me more about this free xBox.
     
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