Singjay Says His Own Tune Would Be A Better Choice; Blames “Bias and Favoritism”

Never one to hold his tongue, Mr. Vegas has made his feelings known about “On A Mission,” the song Shaggy produced to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Independence. “No disrespect to the producers or artists on this 50th anniversary song,” the singer wrote in an online message board, “but if this is the music that best represent our 50 years of independence, then I need to fall back to sleep & don’t wake up.”Vegas continued: “The bias & favoritism is so ugly in Jamaica & they are not even trying to hide it anymore. I have never been approached to be a part of any project that represent Jamaica, because those slots are reserved for the uptown artists and their friends, not necessary for the artists who works hard, and is relevant outside of Jamaica. I sent “Sweet Jamaica” Feat Shaggy & Josey Wales to the Jamaica Tourist Board & they said its not doing enough, I must try again when it start doing better, I hope this POP 50th Anniversary song is what you were looking for. If you think I am badmind, I’ve heard that so many times when I speak the truth; I will post your POP 50th Anniversary song & “Sweet Jamaica” and let the people judge for themselves. God nah sleep.” We’ll be keeping our eyes and ears open for more on this simmering controversy. When it comes to music, the people always get the last word.