Boasy Brown blocks traffic to go viral
Dancehall artiste Boasy Brown narrowly escaped criminal charges after he blocked a busy road way in Half-Way Tree recently to facilitate a scene for a music video for his single, 'Carry On'.
Speaking with THE WEEKEND STAR, the artiste, who is desperately using controversy to get attention, said that he was given a stern warning from the officers.
"I used four cars to block the road to shoot the scene. Eventually, the cops picked me up and went away with me for about an hour. They gave me a stern warning and then let me go afterwards," he said, chuckling.
According to the youngster, he was hoping, the stunt would win him attention on social media.
"With the millions of apps, websites, and other platforms for people to communicate through media that are all over the Internet these days, this is truly the age of social media. Young people like me are among the top users of most social media platforms on the Internet. All I need is the right exposure so my music can get out there. You can get hot on social media overnight," Boasy Brown said.
THE WEEKEND STAR contacted the Half-Way Tree Police Station for comment on Boasy's stunt. The inspector said that he was not aware of the situation, however, a traffic offence was no joking matter.
But Boasy Brown is just the most recent act to pull a stunt of this nature. Recording artistes like Ikon D Link and Linguis The Saviour achieved short-lived fame after one attempted to jump from ZIP FM's tower, while the other marched through Half-Way Tree with a cross, claiming that he was going to save dancehall.
"From I was a youngster, I was determined to do something in entertainment - whether it was as a football player, a movie actor - and then I came across music and I fell in love. Music is in everything we do," he said.
Boasy Brown also admitted that he drew inspiration from controversial deejay Alkaline, who famously used controversy to draw attention to his music during the infancy stage of his career. Aside from borrowing Alkaline's method of self-promotion, the deejay also admitted to copying Alkaline's sound, claiming that he was simply returning the favour since Alkaline had copied Vybz Kartel.