Rollie Fresh goes comedic on new song
Spanish Town-based dancehall artiste Rollie Fresh will be releasing a video this week for a lighthearted single called Cyaan Roll, which speaks to the unspoken rules that govern behaviour in a man's car.
"Is a fun song, and that's why I got Tanto Blacks to appear in the video, which is essentially about how people disrespect the sanctity of a man's car, either by putting their feet on the dashboard, or smoking or eating sardines in the car. So is a fun song, and the video is going to make it a hit," he said.
The song was released on the Above the Average Records label late last year, and has been getting favourable spins on the radio and in the street dances in Kingston.
But on a more serious side, Rollie Fresh is making an impassioned appeal for the violence against children to stop.
"We have a problem with dispute resolution in our country; a lot of the violence is domestic-related and avoidable, and it is messing up our youths," he said.
"We need strong black families to create a structure to teach respect, where as a society we are not prompted to diss each other and see things as a disrespect so easily, and things escalate towards violence."
The artiste, whose real name is Dwayne Newby, said he believes that parents have abandoned their responsibilities as role models.