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Bounty Killer News: Macka Diamond name-drops Bounty Killer on 'Forty and Fabulous' Featured

Gossip & Rumours Written by  PHLEXX Sunday, 16 September 2012 12:50 font size decrease font size increase font size 0
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  Age ain’t nothing but a number baby.    Just ask dancehall star Macka Diamond whose latest single, ‘Forty and Fabulous’ has been searing airwaves for the past few weeks. The saucy single name-drops prominent male deejays such as Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Elephant Man and even Vybz Kartel as examples of deejays who have reached an advanced age but are still relevant.
 
Macka Diamond said that she got the idea one night after some deep soul searching ignited by her own doubts about whether she could spit bar to bar with the best young female deejays in the business. She explained that she got discouraged after she got wind of conversations among music insiders who were suggesting that she was too old to be relevant in dancehall.
 
“Dem a talk say mi too old and mi fi retire, but when mi check the ratio, mi see that there are several other people in the same age group. I know mi look good for my age and I am a consistent female deejay so I just write them off as detractors who just want to see mi lose faith and fade, but I refuse to, dem a go tired fi see mi face,” she said.
 
She decided to address their criticisms head on.
 
“Mi just want those people to know say mi no bizness. I linked up back with Teflon who helped me write Bun Him, and did this song as a fun thing, but also to say that  I am still relevant, age is just a number, as they say, 40 is the new 30. Mi realize say is a bad mind and envious thing, and mi nah go mek dem get me out, so mi just a celebrate mi oldness,” she said, laughing
 
The song, marketed through word of mouth, local shows, weekly street dances and social media efforts, has developed a lot of traction in recent days. And since the buzz began, Macka is feeling the love from peers and radio.
 
“The other day, Big A played it for 15 minutes and disc jockeys from HITZ, ZIP, Bess FM, Links radio, everybody ah link me for it. I am also doing this for the younger generation of female deejays ‘cause when me fight to stay in the business, they won’t have to fight as hard, and they will have greater longevity,” Macka said.
 
A number of leading artistes are 40 or pushing it: Shabba Ranks is 46, Beenie Man is 39, Bounty Killer is 40, Lady Saw is 44, Vybz Kartel is 36 and Elephant Man just turned 37 in September.
 
“And we are still the best artistes that dancehall has ever seen,” Macka Diamond said. 
 
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