The award-winning single Hold You by Reggae artiste Gyptian, was the most complained about song for 2010 according to latest data from the Broadcast Commission of Jamaica (BCJ).
The song received heavy charting and radio play during the summer months and got 15 per cent of the 27 complaints in June alone. The BCJ which regulates cable and broadcast media recorded these complaints in its Monitoring and Compliance Report for the April to June quarter released in December. It was the only 2010 quarterly report (between January to September) which contained song complaints.
The song would have angered some listeners as it is fit for airplay but equally suggestive as banned songs. The chorus includes a triple play on words that likens a hug to a sexual act. The BCJ Monitoring and Compliance Reports rarely singles out personalities and artistes in its quarterly report.
The complaints in June about Hold You equalled that of controversial talk-show host Kingsley ‘Ragashanti’ Stewart (in June), while surpassing those of controversial song Blood Cloth by artiste Lloyd Lovindeer and comments made by talk show-host Wilmot ‘Mutty’ Perkins.
The BCJ only said that persons had “concerns about lyrics in the song”.
Hold You which has been released by VP Records, is currently charting on iTunes top-10 reggae singles charts. It is No 3 in France, No 3 in Canada, No 4 in Denmark, No 8 in Switzerland and holds the ninth spot in the US.
His album of the same name charts at number six on Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart t (despite his album’s release in August where it peaked at 2). “Not since 2003 has a locally based reggae artiste had that level of chart success,” noted Billboard about Gyptian. That chart success has fuelled his online popularity which is reflected in the jump in his search traffic to mirror that of Vybz Kartel the most popular local based deejay. It indicates that more persons world-wide are searching for news and music from Gyptian than in 2009.
Zuri 1′s point of view: I think that all singers/ Artists etc.. Have a responsibility when it comes to music as well as the radio’s for what they wish to play but I’m confused how “Hold You” is the most complained about when you have a few of others songs that are over the top… The songs below are just a few example of songs in 2010
Me Hold You (Remix) – Lady Saw
boy mi glad say me hold yuh use d p***y control yuh ,boy u give me d biggest hood me eva get inna my life, boy mi neva believe yuh when tell mih say mi woulda need yuh ,boy you give me d biigest hood mi eva get inna my life ,some mi name mi nah fear me take it pon d bed or d chair pop put mi hair mi nah care as long as the buddy nah share mi want ah man fi come drive me crazy mi nah want no boy who slow and lazy boy yuh good yuh make me feel it gih me 1 more time (chorus) d bed and the floor rock up bodoom boom boom wen yh set to d flor wen mih gih yh d pup pup mih rev it like ah bike mih hear zoo-zoo-zoom-zoom wen mi come fi dash out di pum pum di neighbour nex door dem hear wen di lion ah roar sweat ah rum and di juice start pour and me ah beg gih me more come more (chorus) me frenz been askin whats been happenin y all of ah sudden mih nah wah go shoppin me tell then say mih tired na dme need some nappin tru dem nah know say me hav nite lashin d neighbour next door dem hear wen d lion ah roar sweat ah run and d juice start pour me ah beg gimme more come more
Check out the first few words in (Vybz kartel – Dumpa truck)
Your p*ssy Good From Marnin And It A Go Stay So Foreva (Eva)
Cock It Up Fi Mi Baby Mek Mi Force Up My cocky In Deh
Mi Love Fi f*ck You Wild No Missionary Doggy Style
Gyal You To Cute And You Pum Pum So Tight Ahow
ok moving right along to (Vybz kartel – Foot pan shoulder )
Yuh p*ssy feel like
It never been touched yet
Jah kno baby
It’s clear mi cocky it waan yuh tight
The f*ck you give mi
Jah kno mi nah go let you go
Cause everytime you touch me
My cocky just a grow yeah