Sem G raises eyebrows with 'Da Body Deh'
Dancehall artiste Sem G has begun to raise eyebrows in the industry with his latest single, 'Da Body Deh', on the Black Rogue Records label, which combines the artiste's witty and catchy lyrics with a fast-paced dancehall beat.
"Everybody loves the song, and we have submitted the songs to a lot of radio stations, but in the meantime, the selectors a work with it, especially Earth Links, who play a Boasy Tuesday, and it a get out in the streets and mixtapes," he said.
Given the early street feedback on the song, which was released two weeks ago, there are plans to shoot a video in the near future. Sem G first came to the attention of the public with Rude Bwoy Ting on the Weed Rock rhythm for indie label Chase Mills Records.
Born Jerdaine Rican Tibby, Sem G grew up in Kingston and attended Kingston High School, where he developed his musical interest by performing at school concerts.
"I could hardly wait for breaks at school to beat the desk with my friends and deejay for my peers," Sem G said.
In an age of dancehall where gun worship, trigger-pulling and X-rated lyrics dominate the content of songs, Sem G is a throwback to a gentler, more positive era. He believes that music greatly impacts the mind and how people think, and therefore, musicians have a role to play in helping to shape the thought process of people.
"Mi love positive songs, but sometimes a wah the rhythm tell me, a dat mi work with. Dancehall rhythm equals dancehall songs. If I get a culture rhythm, yuh will get a cultural song, but I like to elevate the mind with my songs. We, as artistes, owe that to the people," said Sem G, who has released songs like The Truth, Feelings, and L.O.V.E.