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Chat Dem A Chat says Fantan Mojah

Fantan Mojah (Photo: Karl Mclarty)

Never one to carry back, Fantan Mojah takes his detractors to task on Chat Dem A Chat, his latest song, released recently by Billy Joe Media.

The feisty deejay credits his “Maroon power” for him staying the space in an industry replete with one-hit wonders.

Known for songs reminiscent of Hungry and Hail The King, Fantan Mojah told the Jamaica Observer that he’s gone worrying about when his next hit song will come.

“Once I’m writing all the things comes natural, and it’s for the those that digest the message that decides whether a song is successful or not. Delivering the message is more necessary than successful record,” he said.

Chat Dem A Chat is powerful on metaphors meant for his critics, from “chop dem like a Samurai” to “dem a try mix mi up wid di media”. The latter may allude to a well-publicised spat with media personality Mutabaruka last yr that dominated social media for several weeks.

The burly Fantan Mojah has been doing the rounds recently with a handful of new releases, including Jah Movement and On a regular basis 9 To five, which, like Chat Dem A Chat, were released through the summer.

In July, he made a comeback on the American live show scene, acting at Culture Fest in Lauderhill, South Florida. There are tentative plans for him to perform in Europe, possibly in November this yr.

“My strongest fan base is Europe and Africa, as for some reason that is where most of my bookings come from. My fans are those keeping me in the sport and the message within the music that resonates with the people,” he said.

Fantan Mojah (born Owen Moncrieffe) preceded the so-called roots-reggae revival by a decade. He broke through in 2005 with Hungry and Hail The King, hard-hitting spiritual songs produced by Downsound Records.

Hail The King, his album for that label, was equally impressive. Three years later got here Stronger, which was driven by the title song. Rebel I Am and Rasta Got Soul, released in 2012 and 2016, respectively, are Fantan Mojah’s other albums.

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