By Own Correspondent| DJ Fantan of the Chillspot Records has defended the explicit lyrics from some artistes at his recording stable.
This comes after some of the artistes under his recording label such as Boss Pumacol, Uncle Epatan and X-Faya performed explicit freestyles with some unprintable words that praised marijuana, violence and sex.
Bazooker, who records with Chillspot, was among the artistes on that freestyle medley but his lyrics were clean.
The video of the freestyle went viral on social media.
Fantan said dancehall is a different music genre which talks about real issues that happen in the society.
“Dancehall lyrics are different from any other genre.
“You sing what is happening on the streets and the society, this is what makes dancehall different from sungura or gospel.
“If people know dancehall is not gospel maybe they will understand where we are coming from,” said Fantan.
Fantan said these dirty songs have a category in the Zim dancehall in the name of club songs.
“That is why in Zim dancehall awards we have a category called club songs.
“This is a category where you people call it dirty songs, but these songs reflects the truth of what is happening in the streets.
“Drugs are being abused in the streets, prostitution is happening in the streets and the youths are also indulging in sexual activities, its reality.
Winky D back in the days, did songs like Mzii and Mabhebhi hobho, Seh Calaz has a song Ndakarohwa nemuzii, Soul Jah Love has Gumkum, Killer T has a song with the lines ndikamuona achifamba yangu inomi** and Sniper Storm has also these types of songs.”-HMetro