Dancehall Legend Baby Cham Calls Jamaican Gov’t Bias For Easing UK Travel Ban

Baby Cham speak on the Jamaican government lifting UK travel ban while ignoring the entertainment sector.

Most sectors of the Jamaican economy, like many other countries around the world, have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The entertainment sector has staggered and tried as best as possible to keep up with the restrictions put in place to safeguard the country. With restrictions looking to be relaxed soon for UK tourism, veteran dancehall artist Baby Cham is making his feelings on the way the government handled the pandemic known. He posted a clip of his recent track called “Lockdown” on Usain Bolt’s Clockwork Riddim. He made sure to include his more explicit lyrics in expressing his feelings on Instagram.

He also made his feelings known with the caption attached to the short video clip. He was obviously upset as he also made the caption in all caps.

“TOURISM BOARD AND THE HOTELS / RESORTS CRIED THAT THEIR BUSINESS IS DYING, SO THE GOVERNMENT IS OPENING THE COUNTRY FOR THEM ON MAY 1ST TO SAVE THEIR POCKETS!! PROMOTER, DJs, ENTERTAINERS, CORNER SHOPS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN CRYING (TO DEAF EARS) THAT THEY TOO ARE DYING – BUT THE GOVERNMENT HAS IMPOSED STRICTER “LOCK DOWN” ON THEM!! WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR? WHO PUT YOU IN POWER?? WILL YOU POLICE THE HOTELS AND TOURIST THE SAME AS YOU POLICE THE PEOPLE???” he posted.

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The “Ghetto Story” deejay is lashing out at Jamaica’s Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett, who recently announced that the travel ban on the United Kingdom, which was supposed to end last Friday, April 30, would not be renewed. The ban was part of Jamaica’s Disaster Risk Management Act to help mitigate the spread of the UK variant of the virus.

“On Saturday May 1, Jamaica will reopen its borders to international visitors from the United Kingdom. This will enable the critical gateways of Heathrow and Gatwick airports, to have transit for passengers coming through and who are fully compliant with health and safety protocols required for international travel,” Bartlett said.

He added that the decision was taken to try and help boost the island’s economy.

“Jamaica’s position at this time is critical in relation to the opening up of the summer tourist season and in fact, the importance of enabling the diaspora, particularly the strong British clientele that have always come to the island,” he said.

Jamaica’s borders have been open since June 2020, and they’ve already welcomed about 1.5 million visitors. All visitors welcomed had a quarantine period and had to follow other health protocols. Cham’s take on the matter is that the hoteliers and others in the sector cried out for help and have been given it while the poor and disenfranchised have been left to fend for themselves. The part of the song he chose lamented all of these issues. For the most part, it seemed that his fans agreed with his stance.

“Unfair bad and it is not even funny. The government is not for the people who risk their life during election and put dem on power…. Set of dictators,” this fan said, another added, “@cham….pure double standard!!!! Do the jamaican govt realize sey a di people, di food, di place and definitely di music why most tourists come a yaad? The citizens, athletes and mostly of the artists promote the country and are the quintessential vessel in putting out Jamaica to the world. Tek care a u people dem govt of JA. U can’t have certain people a benefit in di country and the ones who put unu in postion a get constant raw deals.. get it under control quick,” and this fan chimed in, “Such everyone should boycott travelling there until its open for all. Most of the owners prob not even citizens. Although yes they employ them but still. That country is what it is because of what the leaders have done or more importantly not done to help the country as a whole and that goes for anyone who has a voice. Soooo many voices and I hear like 3. Why. Crickets and ants everywhere just like that Disney movie. Watch that. Same sht.”

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Green Day – Holiday – Live Lyrics

[Intro]
And this next song is a big fuck you to all the politicians
This song’s called
Holiday

This song is not anti-American
It’s anti-war

[Verse 1]
Hear the sound of the falling rain
Coming down like an Armageddon flame (Hey!)
The shame, the ones who died without a name
Hear the dogs howling out of key
To a hymn called “Faith and Misery” (Hey!)
And bleed, the company lost the war today

[Chorus]
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
On holiday

[Verse 2]
Hear the drum pounding out of time
Another protester has crossed the line (Hey!)
To find the money’s on the other side
Brothers and sisters
Can I get another Amen? (Amen!)
There’s a flag wrapped around a score of men (Hey!)
A gag, a plastic bag on a monument

[Chorus]
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
On holiday

[Interlude]
Lights out
“The representative from the United Kingdom now has the floor”

[Middle Eight]
Sieg Heil to the president Gasman
Bombs away is your punishment
Pulverize the Eiffel towers
Who criticize your government
Bang bang goes the broken glass
And kill all the fags that don’t agree
Trials by fire, setting fire
Is not a way that’s meant for me
Just ‘cause, just ‘cause
Because we’re outlaws, yeah!

[Chorus]
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
I beg to dream and differ from the hollow lies
This is the dawning of the rest of our lives
This is our lives on holiday

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Masterboy – Everybody Needs Somebody Lyrics

MASTERBOY
Everybody Needs Somebody Lyrics

Refrain:
Hey, hey, heyyeah, everybody needs somebody
Hey, hey, heyyeah, everybody needs somebody
everybody, everywhere, everybody
everybody needs somebody
Rap 1
No problem at all with human races
come on come on just listen to the bass
Shake your body and move your bud
over the top right from the start
This is a song for all of you people
come on come on and feel the heat
This is a song for all of you races
come on come on and dance to the beat
Rap 2
No matter if you’re black no matter if you’re white
come on people unite unite
There’s no frontier there’s no hate
join all in and don’t be late
This is our song for all creations
This is our song for all you nations
come on come on and move your feet
shake your body get of your sweat
Rap 3
We gonna rock you here, we gonna rock you there
we gonna make you shake almost everywhere
we gonna make you dance, we gonna make you move
we gonna make you follow our groove
Rap 4
Community, community,
this is all that we shout
Community community
come on and sing it loud
Rap 5
Australia. India and Bahrein
come on people there, gimme a sign
Italy, Russia and in Spain
Come on you people and open your brain
Rap 6
United States, United Kingdom
Holland, Belgium and in France
Come on people all over the world
this our song and this is our dance

Perry aye – Asap Mob feat. Asap Rocky lyrics

Lyrics Asap Mob – Perry Aye

Me and Rocky sip the sake up in Paris
Eating calamari
Me and Carti at a party with some shawties
Say what’s up to Bari, aye
Vandalizing your Ferrari, am I hating?
No, I roll with Cartier
Sippin’ Dom Pérignon
Whole squad Dom Perry aye.

Out in Paris like I’m Perry Ellis
Parisian people love parasailing
Parallel park the 911
Parisian stones, f*ck yo VVS’s
United Kingdom with the French connection
French kissin and Parisian sexin’
French girls, French fries, French toast, French gold
Y’all hate, day.

Me and Rocky sip the sake up in Paris
Eating calamari
Me and Carti at a party with some shawties
Say what’s up to Bari, aye
Vandalizing your Ferrari, am I hating?
No, I roll with Cartier
Sippin Dom Perignon
Whole squad Dom Perry, aye.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, ooh
Rocking that tee with a V
f*cking that b*tch out the T and the V, ooh
Ducking the T-M the Z, ooh
Fashion week b*tch overseas, ooh
f*cking my team for the week, ya
f*cking my team with no fee, ya
f*cking my two for the free, ya
Aye, aye, yeahhh.

F*ck bein’ humble
Little b*tch, I’m from the jungle, aye
Haters talk down but every time they do
They always f*cking mumble (word, word)
Lil nigga, when you talkin’ to a boss
Watch how you’re talkin’ (word)
Cause I got some niggas that pull up right now
And put you in a coffin (blrrt buck bow!)
Yeah, put ’em in a coffin
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I ain’t playin’ with these niggas, uh
Nasty back and I’m bossin’.

Me and Rocky sip the sake up in Paris
Eating calamari
Me and Carti at a party with some shawties
Say what’s up to Bari, aye
Vandalizing your Ferrari, am I hating?
No, I roll with Cartier
Sippin’ Dom Pérignon
Whole squad Dom Perry, ayeee.
Asap Mob lyrics
Video aye