By Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter
Mavado said Jamaicans are On The Go for the Beijing Olympics and Wayne Marshall has Jamaicans living in The Moment. But there are other artistes whose spirits are just as high and so THE STAR decided to have some fun with them.
We called several artistes yesterday and asked them to coin lyrics on the spot supporting our athletes at the Games.
Known for her lyrical freestyling and ability to clash onstage, Queen Paula was quick to rearrange the lyrics of her song Dismiss Dem.
She sang, "Jamaica team inna di area, rule over all of/ flex wid di baller, no man Paula/ gi we weh a fi we mi nuh know weh di stall fa/ yuh nuh see we status getting taller/ Jamaica team come fi wi title, gi wi or stifle...wi ago dismiss dem"
She said she has been watching the Olympic Games and is optimistic about Jamaica's chances of medalling there. But she hopes that the team members think positive so that they can get the best possible results.
Ninja Man said he is also hoping that the team will perform well at the games. He said, "Whether win or lose the important thing is that they enter and make it to the end. Any sport dem do, mek sure seh wen dem done, the Jamaican flag a fly high."
His lyrics made on the spot showed why he is still being requested for lyrical clashes, after more than two decades in the dancehall business.
In a comical and quick manner, he deejayed, "Watch yuh slide, watch yuh slip/and go get ready now fi go Olympics/ nuh badda get up everyday fi go knock fist/ nuh come yah like yuh waan gun fi go clip/ jus tek up yuh foot and run fast like bullet/ and den yuh get yuhself in the Olympics, whether boxing yuh play, football yuh a kick/ all yuh haffi do a jus mek sure seh yuh quick/ a so dem get fi know seh wi mash up Olympics/ so hear Ninja Man a chat reggae music."
Like Ninja Man, General B of the Monster Empire has high expectations for the Jamaican team. He said he feels proud to see his fellow Jamaicans compete in the Olympics. Though he wants all of Jamaica's athletes to win at the Games; he is still satisfied that they are able to represent Jamaica on the world stage.
He sang, "After Jamaica seh to the world everything done set now/ Dat mean seh no fool caan come disrespect now/ Dis ya Olympic wi haffi inna it now/ Jamaica better than the rest and dem caan contest now."
Judging from these artistes' creativity and skills we are sure that in a few weeks, a number of songs praising our athletes' performances in Beijing, China, will be flooding the market.