Spice delivered a “So Mi Like It” dub for her friend, MP Lisa Hanna, despite Vybz Kartel sounding off about artistes record dubplates for politicians.
Lockdowns haven’t stopped the progress of a number of dancehall artists, especially those recording dubplates for general election contenders. The latest contributor is the Queen of Dancehall herself, Spice, coming through with some specially revamped lines for her close friend, South East St. Ann MP, Lisa Hanna. The remixed “So Mi Like It” sample was posted early on Saturday morning as the countdown to the September 3 general election gets well underway. Adding to her “Trending Gyal” dubplate from popular songstress Shenseea, Ms. Hanna now has the biggest forward, so to speak as both sides clamor for influence and clout before the big day.
The current campaign method has drawn criticism from civilians and entertainment industry players alike as outright gimmicks and hypocrisy. While lamenting how such serious affairs have become sport and stunts, heavyweights like Vybz Kartel reminded his cohorts of the oppression and contempt politicians have always meted out to dancehall culture. The clap backs and concern aren’t likely to stop the trend, however, and Lisa’s custom campaign song from the “Cool It’ diva is almost as catchy as the raunchy original.