Current track

Title

Artist

Current show

Radioactive

8:00 pm 10:00 pm

Valiant’s new song “Rasta” is no homage to the culture

Written by on March 15, 2023

ReggaeVibeMedia – In his latest song “Rasta”, Dancehall Reggae Artist Valiant makes a mockery of Rastafari. This grabbed the attention of Reggae Grammy winner Kabaka Pyramid who feels the video is offensive, which sparked this tweet below.

“When we seh we wah inspire di next generation, dis is NOT what we meant. Rasta a joke ting a Jamaica now apparently. Aright,” Kabaka wrote.

Even though Kabaka had not previously made any references to Valiant, his statement had attracted the interest of Countree Hype, one of the song’s producers, who chose to step in with this statement.

“It’s Simple Grammy Kid ‘No Beef no Passa’, is making references to Some Rasta Who Believe in peace and unity But The Other Parts Of The Song Is Clearly not for Rasta….look how many things me see Rasta a do ? And Unuh nah talk on that. We respect you G but this never have to post maybe a you PR post it still anyway blessing No Beef!! No Passa!!!” the producer said.

Below is the music video for “Rasta” by Valiant. The Video has special guest appearances by Kraff ,Jahvillani, Pablo YG, Deep Jahi & TikTok Influencers Kizzy Don & Nitro Immortal.:

 

 

Do you think the artist Valiant is being offensive towards Rastafarians?


Reader's opinions
  1. Rasta Mahddy   On   March 15, 2023 at 10:19 am

    With all the trials and tribulations that Rastafarians have faced just give thanks to who they believe is their savior and God no so called entertainer should ever be allowed to attempt to shed any negative light on those who practice the real Rastafarian lifestyle. This is why the story of the Corel Garden Massacre should be taught to the world so they can really know the depth of Rastafari goes deeper than Bob Marley just spreading the culture of it around the world.

    “The Coral Gardens incident” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Gardens_incident is what they call it to water down the severity. Wikipedia gives you some facts but not the real horrific details that really occurred.

  2. Rasta Mahddy   On   March 15, 2023 at 10:26 am

    As a descendent of Africans that has devoted myself to practicing the traditions of Rastafari I found the Valiant video to be highly offensive. To have a million plus viewers look at that video and be bamboozled as to what Rasta really by one of the hottest young dancehall artist shows how desperate some are for the spotlight, and how misguided some of the youth are.

  3. Rasta Mahddy   On   March 15, 2023 at 10:29 am

    The music video features young people partying with Rasta hats filled with fake dreadlocks. Yes it’s true “you don’t have to dread to be Rasta” but the way how these young people are making a joke of something that is as such a high regard as Rasta is highly offensive.

    The use of alcohol is very prominent in the visual also, which contradicts another one of Rastafarians beliefs. Alcohol is regarded as “The Devils Soup” and is recommended to stay away from. Another contradiction is in the lyrics when Valiant mentions how great he looks in his Gucci. Rastafarians do not glorify vanity.

    The hand gestures that you see them making a mockery of are the sign of the Trinity Rastas use to show unity amongst themselves.  The way how they expose the females body, as natural as the woman’s body may be Rasta are taught to have more honor and respect for the females body.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Current track

Title

Artist

Current show

Radioactive

8:00 pm 10:00 pm