One thing dancehall lacks is a sense of humility from its artists. Why is there a need to proclaim self greatness and legendary status? Isn’t it up to fans and listeners to make such judgements? The genre could learn a thing or two from reggae music.
Aidonia is the latest artist to make the headlines claiming to be a legend in the industry. Not only did he make such claims he went on to insult people who thought otherwise.
After launching his career in 2004 with his hit song ‘Lolly‘ on Cordell Skatta Burrell’s Irish Dance Riddim, Aidonia has been in the game making music regularly. After recent tweets on his Twitter account the 38 year artist from Kingston said he is now a legend in the industry.
“Hey big woman thing tho enuh dem can’t dent the fact that i’m a f**king legend inna diss,” he wrote.
Objectively speaking what does it take to be a legend? Albums, longevity, popularity? Can we honestly put the 4th Generation deejay in the same bracket as Vybz Kartel, Buju Banton, Mavado, Beenie Man, Ninja, Bounty Killer or Shabba? I don’t think so.
The 4th Generation deejay does have a brand new single, ‘Aircraft’, that is lighting up the industry. After such a long hiatus from music Aidonia has come back with a real banger that could be used in his argument for legendary status. His lyrical prowess and flow make for a dope track which he probably has worked on all year.
The dancehall fraternity welcomes you back Aidonia but just tone it down with the narcissism. There is a difference between being confident and arrogant. You don’t wanna be another Kanye West. Stay in the game for another five to ten years. Real legends do not claim to be legends, their music speaks for itself.