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January 13, 2014
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Radijah's 'Walk Like A Dog' a hit in the streets

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Stashment Records recording artiste Radijah has scored a bona fide street hit with his latest single, Walk Like A Dog, which has become a big hit at dances in the Corporate Area.

The song is inspired by the controversial 'Walk Like a Dog' dance created by dancer TC from Brook Valley, St Andrew.

"I got the idea when one of TC's friends came to me and told me about the dance weh a run the street, so mi change up the thing a little, throw some disinfectant pon it and come with 'walk like a dog and pack up inna this' pon a wicked rhythm. Mi premiere the song over Bikers Sunday in Brook Valley and from there, it spread to Uptown Mondays, Magnum Wednesdays, mash up Boasy Tuesdays, Nipples Tuesday - all 30 minutes it play for straight, it shot," Radijah, whose real name is Ryan Henry, said.

When the dance first gained public attention, it created a furore on social media as some women found it offensive and degrading. However, Radijah does not agree. He believes that people are over-reacting to what is just a humorous dance move.

"This song is not meant to be disrespectful to females, is just fun, I am not calling girls dogs, is just a 'for instance', an example describing how the dance move is done, and girls tell me say dem love the humour and sexiness inna it. I never said, 'walk dog walk', is just entertainment, is just fun and the girls dem love it," Radijah explained.

Stashment Records bankrolled a video for the project which will be released this week.

Radijah grew up in Riverton and attended Edith Dalton James High School. He recorded his first single in 2010 with Stashment Records when he was just 16. He has previously recorded singles such as Pan A Knock and Kotch Pon The Edge, featuring QQ.

Even though he has made his mark as a dancehall artiste, Radijah also has cultural songs such as Ghetto Yutes and Keep Yu Head High on the Stashment Records label.

"Right now, mi a tek mi music to the world," he said.

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