The Tommy Lee 2012 story continues, after burning up the charts this summer and having numerous Olympic athletes (big up Usain Bolt) throwing up the Gaza sign without knowing what they are doing it’s been a good summer for Tommy Lee. Although former Vybz Kartel manager Corey Todd has dismissed his talent by just saying that he has the machine behind him, Tommy Lee has built up his presence with a string of hits. And right on cue it’s time for someone to diss him, this time it’s Bounty Killer taking offence at Tommy Lee’s use of demonic imagery and lyrics. It’s enough of an issue that the Jamaican television show ER interviewed people on the street to ask them about it.
Here is what I will say about it, I showed the Psycho video to a friend of mine that isn’t into dancehall but is a keen music fan. He talked about how he liked the video in the sense that it subverted the status quo for not only dancehall but also black music in general.
Tommy Lee is dancehall’s fastest rising star, the Gaza affiliated star has really broken out over the past year to become one of the leaders in the scene. His symbol was all over the olympics as the likes of Bolt threw up the Gaza sign. D-Wrap catches up with Tommy Lee as he performs at Dream Weekend in Negril. Get to know him in this 5 minute documentary.
The man of the moment is back with his latest visual for the anthemic Party Shot on the TJ records Smudge Riddim. The video which makes you want to party with Popcaan is full of great shots including an interesting way of shouting out the locked up Vybz Kartel and a rather impressive pair of Clarks. Even though it’s arctic we are going to party like Popcaan tonight at the Camp.
On the rather joyful and interesting interview with ER this past weekend Popcaan talked about his recent success and of course what is going on in gaza right now. A lot of the interview is intended to probe his feelings about the whole Vybz Kartel incident (he’s still Gaza basically) but something iluminating does come up and that is the reason why we haven’t seen a video for Ravin and Only Man She Want. Kartel usually organises all the videos. So now Popcaan is going out alone and doing it himself (well with Kartel’s go to video director).