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January 16, 2014
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Radijah dismisses DJ Banka's claim

Radijah - Contributed

Stashment Records recording artiste, Radijah, has shot down claims by selector DJ Banka that he stole the selector's melody and hook without acknowledging him in his Walk Like A Dog single.

"This is very surprising to me, because mi voice my song from November 2013, and the only reason my song had not been uploaded to YouTube was that it had not been mixed yet, and I am trying to do my music in an official and professional way.

"Banka never originate no dance, how a man fi originate a dance name 'walk like a dog'? Him a woman? Mi never see him inna my video a dance to my song, so how him ah claim the girl dance. Everybody inna the street know say is TC from Brook Valley originally do the dance," Radijah said.

"Anyone can sing a song about a dance, almost every dance come out, yu have artistes do their versions, so how this man ah accuse me of stealing his melody. My song no sound nothing like his song, him is not an artiste, him is a selector ah try a ting, and nothing no wrong wid that, but him fi stop look a hype affa TC dance and just big her up and stop tek her glory," he said.

Radijah will be releasing his Walk Like A Dog video, bankrolled by Stashment Records, this week.

Earlier this week, The Star reported DJ Banka as saying that he conceptualised the dance move while at a weekly event dubbed Bikers Sunday, which is held along Brook Avenue in Duhaney Park, St Andrew.

Dancer Keticia 'TC' Chatman, who hails from Brook Valley, was visibly upset over the article, contending that she conceptualised her dance over a year ago, and actually performed it for the first time in May 2013 during Mr Vegas' Trapsetta video shoot.

doggie dance

"How Banka fi say him ah the originator? Which man you know can do a doggie dance? Him ah tell bear lie inna the paper. He saw me do the dance at the first Biker's Sunday, and then two Sundays later, him do a song to it and ah endorse it and now him ah try claim my dance as fi him own. It is frustrating how the music business so corrupt," the 18-year-old said.

She has also made appearances in videos such as Chozen's Headtop and Vegas' Give It to Her.

She also explained that the 'cock up and piss' portion of the dance was actually created by mischievous members of the crowd who shouted 'piss TC piss' when she did the dance. She said the variation just took on a life of its own.

"The whole dance just get popular and tek off so mi just work with it," she said.

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