Gully/Gaza-type feud in Japan, says Princeton professor
Friday, July 30, 2010
A rift within the Japanese reggae community, similar to the Gully/Gaza feud, has erupted. According to a Princeton professor who was hosted in Kingston last week, an artiste known as Minmi has allowed corporate Japan to use dancehall music in a TV advertisement with a popular transsexual, causing an outcry and a division among the fraternity.
The backlash resulted in Ryo the Skywalker — the equivalent of Vybz Kartel in Jamaica — splitting ways with Minmi, who is similar to Mavado. Both were longtime friends and collaborators prior to the incident.