Lappaleng has seen ‘Too Much Tears’
Dancehall artiste Lappaleng said that the level of violence in Jamaica inspired him to pen the single, Too Much Tears.
"The level of violence is staggering. Thirty-two persons were killed in the first two weeks of the year, a lot of good friends and neighbours are being killed, and there is no stoppage to it," he said.
The song was released on his own Lappaleng Records label earlier this month. The song is heavily inspired by the hit, Tears by R&B group Force MDs.
"The response has been great to the song. It went viral on the Internet; 22,000 views on my YouTube channel in only a few days. People are fed up with the murders and the crime," he said.
Lappaleng is known for his comedic musical stylings and uptempo fun songs.
"I can give you a mixture of everything, even gospel. The only thing me nuh do a gun song," he said.
Back in the day, Lappaleng was a popular figure who had made a name for himself with the release of songs such as Love Money Man. But the Montego Bay, St James native went to live overseas. In 2003, he returned to the island with the intention of relaunching his career with the single Million Buck, which was done for his label.
He scored a minor radio hit with the comedic track Serve, which was released in February 2019.