I'm not in music for the controversy

April 05, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Razor B

Dancehall artiste Razor B has been burning up the dance hall ever since his breakout single 'Hot Up' hit the airwaves.

The song and the accompanying dance move have been doing extremely well over the past year and are perhaps the main reasons behind the artiste's rise in the industry. Its popularity in the dance hall was due to the outrageous extremes women would go to when attempting the dance. Many women have been seen lighting fires on their groin, taking the dance to a whole new level. Though the debates surrounding the song and the dance move ultimately helped to launch his career, a grateful Razor B revealed that he is not in the music for controversy.

He explained that although a huge part of his success in the music had a lot to do with the controversy surrounding the Hot Up track, he does not want to build his career around controversy. "Razor B is not a controversial artiste. In my own personal opinion, it works sometimes, but I don't want controversy to be a part of my musical career," he said. "I'm a good artiste, and I want my music to speak for itself, so I will always shy away from controversy."

The artiste, who describes himself as an all-round entertainer, told THE STAR that when his time in music has expired, he hopes to leave a legacy and says that that can only be done through hard work and good content, not controversy and mix-up.

"Don't get me wrong, a little bit of controversy is good for music, but it's a thing that can make or break you if you don't know what you're doing," he said. "At the end of the day, I want to be remembered for my music and not because I was feuding with this person or that person. I want to leave a legacy, one that people will be proud of and mi nah think the mix-up thing and the negativity can do that."

He went on to promise his fans hit after hit as he goes about trying to build the legacy he speaks of. "I'm going to keep giving the people hit after hit. I'm going to continue singing songs for the females because I think that's where my market is. I'm just going to do music because I can't see myself doing anything else."

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