Jamaican sounds Excluded From World Clash 2017Social Commentary
Irish and Chin the biggest promoters and benefactors of sound clash in the world have delivered a cruel and divisive blow to Jamaica and sound clash culture by excluding Jamaican sounds from this year 2017 World Clash to be held in Canada. There are sounds from Europe, UK, USA, Canada and of course Japan represented but none from Jamaica.
Ricky Trooper Chin’s Puppy
Veteran selector Ricky Trooper has been named as host of the clash which is being kept in Canada. Trooper real name Garfield Mckoy in 2010 in a now infamous Youtube video exposed Chin’s relationship with Shebadda to an unsuspecting world ending what seemed to be a long friendship between the 2. Troopers and Chins relationship was rekindled after many years after the “prank call” from VRA owner Maria Carr where Trooper agreed to a fee of €4000 to play to reggae to gay men. Since the rekindling, the relationship Chin has been keeping Trooper on a short lease letting him play on Irish & Chin radio while not booking Trooper for any of his events with Trooper recently publically expressing his dismay of not being included on the Jamrock cruise clash. Trooper as a Jamaican is letting Jamaica down by allowing Chin to demote him to the position of mascot while Jamaica sounds that he inspired are being kept back.
Irish and Chin who are the managers of Japan-based Mighty Crown sound last kept a clash in Jamaica in 2010 a year after Squingy from Bass Odessey passed under suspicious and still unexplained circumstances in which it was rumoured Chin was involved. Shortly after Squingys passing several people in Jamaica have distanced them self from Irish & Chin for reasons unknown while Chin has kept his relationship with Jamaican Keith Shabadda Ramsey alive and well recently flying Shabadda to the UK to attend the Gay Pride celebrations.
Irish and Chin’s decision to not include Jamaica the home of sound clash in the 2017 World Clash is no surprise to us fans of sound clash. Irish and Chin for the past 4 years have blatantly and with clear basis excluded the Jamaican based sound clash sounds from his Worldclash event choosing established juggling “party” sounds like Metromedia and Renaissance over the upcoming and active clash sounds in Jamaica so the decision to exclude Jamaica from the worlds biggest sound clash event was long on the cards due to the fact Irish and Chin are business men and have no loyalty or interest in the preservation of Jamaican sound clash Culture, in fact, the total opposite Jamaican Sound Clash culture is in direct conflict with Irish & Chins agenda with them promoting homosexuality and the success of Mighty Crown from Japan at the expense of Jamaican sounds
This is just another attack on our culture and our people there are many good clash sounds in Jamaica who despite the high price of dubs, the low financial returns, and high crime still maintain and stay active who deserve and are in desperate need for international recognition that comes from World Clash regardless of the fact that Jamaica is the home of sound clash.
Every selector on the World Clash stage is going to emulate a Jamaican selector each one talking their own version of bad patois so what sense does it make.
Soundclash cloud asked several of Jamaica’s clash sounds what they felt on Irish and Chins exclusion Fadda Blunt from Black Blunt sound in Jamaica when asked stated “we are the grass root we feel betrayed , left-out it can’t be a world-clash, that is not a world clash without the foundation, if you don’t have a Jamaica sound the grass roots it’s a joke it’s just a clash”
5 time World Clash champion Pink Pantha, when asked, was noticeably surprised asking “if chin a keep tha dance?” before adding “ano world clash dat”
This is Irish & Chin’s second incident this year earlier on in the year Irish and Chin choose to bypass sound clash protocol and keep the first Soundclash in a gay club in the UK.
Who Is Irish & Chin?
The duo of Irish & Chin appeared in our culture in 1998 after appropriating the idea of World Clash from Coxsone Bikey Dread. These 2 individuals have no known or traceable history in our culture even though a Jamaica Gleaner article from 2011 states “Garfield ‘Chin’ Bourne and Gilbert ‘Irish’ Murchison started out as sound system rivals” but after research in New York nobody can actually vouch for these individuals or their extensive source of money it is clear that the dreadlocked Chin is the frontman of the operation with Irish staying in the background surprisingly for such high-profile people there is very little information to be found about them fueling the rumours of involvement with “Illuminati” and a secret agenda to bring down Jamaican sound system culture while manipulating World Clash to promote Mighty Crown from Japan while Chin constantly uses his position in sound system culture to assassinate the characters of sound owners and selectors notably Addies, Ricky Trooper, Bass Odessey, Saxon and more recently Playmaker adding Manchester England to a long list of places he or Mighty Crown can not go without fear of attack.