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Konshens Lashes Out Against Fake Rastas

By Kon-Vick
OutAroad.com Writer

“Dem a nuh Rasta - Dem a ‘Ras Hair,’
Talk this loud mi nuh fear”

konshens_naturalbridge_dancehallartiste.jpgJamaica’s fast rising star, Konshens is in the spotlight again, and this time there is a bit of controversy surrounding same. The deejay who burst on the scene with the mega hit Winner (This Year Mi Affi Be Di Winna), has launched an assault on people who wrongfully associate themselves with Rastafarianism.

In some nail biting and rather witty lyrics Konshens chastises artistes that “natty up dem head”. Already there are words on the street that several Rastafarian individuals are pondering whether or not he (Konshens) is ‘throwing words’ at them.

Here are some of the lyrics that will have some artistes sweating:

“Mi si nuff a dem a natty up dem head fi get exposure,
But a real Rasta Man nuh run down riches like Dover,
Dem impersonating Rasta,
But mi Rasta friend dem seh bun up a Rasta imposter
Natty up dem head fi ketch a hype up,
Seh dem a rasta, but Rasta livity dem nah hoist up,
Wha’ kind a food that dem a bite up,
Dem seh dem a Ras, what kind of girl that dem a wife up”

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According to Konshens, he was inspired to write the song Rasta Imposter after several persons approached him with the argument that he should become a Rastafarian as it was the easiest way to ‘buss’. “They were also of the opinion that I sounded like a Rastafarian on several of my tracks,” Konshens explained to OutAroad.com.

OutAroad.com took the time out to write the lyrics for this smashing single so that you, our readers, can get familiar with this hard-hitting track. You can also tune in to our media player at the top right to listen to the song.

Here goes the chorus:

But mi nah Ras fi sell nuh cd,
(and mi nah) - Ras fi guh pon tv,
(and mi nah) - Ras fi get nuh airplay
(no mi nah) - Ras fi get di payday
(so mi nah) - Ras fi sell nuh cd
(and mi nah) - Ras fi guh pon tv
Mi nah turn Rasta fi shot a Europe,
Renta dread fi move up.

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Comments (44)

 

Daddy crucial:
Posted by Daddy crucial | May 26, 2008 10:40 AM

So glad that this topic has been raised a long time mi see it a gwaan inna di business....Talk di tings dem Koshens



Real Rasta:
Posted by Real Rasta | May 26, 2008 11:19 AM

it seems as if konshens and him bredda delus a plan fi come take over the business even though they sound a like, nuff fake rastas out deh fire bun,

but this how I would right this song

Mi Si nuff a dem a natty up dem head fi exposure, and when mi check it out dem a hide and eat burger



sweets:
Posted by sweets | May 26, 2008 11:41 AM

Loving it Konshens,its a great song, especially for those wanna be rasta who keep fighting over nothing in the public eyes and promoting all sorts of evil.



djxxxrated:
Posted by djxxxrated | May 26, 2008 11:50 AM

this is biggggggggggggg sound di things demmmm



lolita:
Posted by lolita | May 26, 2008 11:54 AM

the business need more artiste like this in the industry, a nuff rastas a guh vex but it's true and the truth will hurt



Mad Soldierman:
Posted by Mad Soldierman | May 26, 2008 12:01 PM

Fi real, dis nah guh offend real rass.. A di fake DREAD dem a guh feel it ina dem belly.. Bun A fire PON a fake Dread be yute. H.I.M Rule!!



ezra:
Posted by ezra | May 26, 2008 12:59 PM

ALL rasta is fake,why? dem a worship a man(Selassie) who is not GOD and Couldn't even save him own people from the Italians.AND SOMEONE NEED TO TELL THEM THAT Ethiopia was apart of Babylon.



Dem And Dutty Life:
Posted by Dem And Dutty Life | May 26, 2008 1:04 PM

right now mi agree wid every words in this song, not one of our rasta artiste them real they only do it for the money, dem a hypocrites a hide under a bunch a dutty locks pon dem head, fire bun pon all the fake rasta artistes them inna di business uhnu kno uhnu self, it hurt me si them nasty bl**dcl**t



LE SHANZ:
Posted by LE SHANZ | May 26, 2008 1:41 PM

this young man is certainly bring a strong and truthful message , first all us wanting to be winners , now the fact that so many fake a*s people and celebs out their just taking us for a ride with their lystlyes and messages... konshens i must say smart use of lyricks and excellent melodies... loving the work .. pips look out for the konshen and chris martin...



Posted by DJMIXIT | May 26, 2008 2:00 PM

Yaw big up konshens evrytime DjMiXiT Amsterdam seh so tell them mi bredrin aaa di truth kaboom



CELEBRITY FI LIFE:
Posted by CELEBRITY FI LIFE | May 26, 2008 2:00 PM

LOVING KONSHENS AND DI CRAZY TUNES-BUN A FAKE DREAD.I WON'T QUESTION ANYONE'S BELIEF THOUGH. DELUS TO DI WORLD-WE NEED MORE OF THESE GENTS TUNE OUT IN DI STREET.A LOT OF TALENT IS BEING HELD DOWN BECAUSE THEY ARE GHETTO YOUTHS AND DON'T HAVE THE PUSH AND BACKATIVE NEEDED. THE BIG PRODUCERS AND CORRUPTED RADIO DISC JOCKEYS WHO CHARGING US$5000.00 MORE TO PLAY NEW ARTISTE TUNES WANT SOMEONE TO HANG THEM UPSIDE DOWN UNTIL SOME SENSES RUSH TO THEIR BIRD BRAINS.
KEEP THE POSITIVE TUNES COMING THROUGH MI ARTISTES.KOSHENS TO DI UNIVERSE.



Kitty:
Posted by Kitty | May 26, 2008 2:11 PM

Konshens am so happy 4 u, u deserve to reach where u at.... Continue do wat u do best and dats music. Love always



Posted by Sheena | May 26, 2008 2:23 PM

I love the song, it off the chain.

CONGRATULATIONS



Duda FyahBox:
Posted by Duda FyahBox | May 26, 2008 2:26 PM

A true dat...Konshens a real artist, finally someone talks about this...
some artists come to Europe and USA and say them a rasta and den they go dinner pon bl**dklat MacDonalds, wha dat?? a real rasta dat??
nuf a dem pon crack and coke...
do the right things plz...no fake people.

big respect Konshens, hope to see u in Europe soon.



Posted by Sheena | May 26, 2008 2:31 PM

Go deh Cecile and Beenie Man, mi luv di song.



Miguel:
Posted by Miguel | May 26, 2008 2:31 PM

long time d music industry need a song like dis. All along a always d rasta dem a fire bun d baldhead dem n now konshens come n flip it pon dem. Right now yu hav nuff man inna di industry who ras up dem head cause dem hav d concept seh a di easiest way fi buss; n it work fi nuff a dem who buss already (nah call nu name...anyway, well done yute, well done.



Posted by Blackrose. | May 26, 2008 2:32 PM

Go on Konshens!I love your voice!!!You are great artist!I cant wait to see you performing live in Norway!

Peace and Love,
Blackrose.



real:
Posted by real | May 26, 2008 2:38 PM

real rasta know dem self "who the cap fit mek dem wear it" BOB seh dat " you dont affi dread fi be rasta" Morgan Heritage sah dat...so all rasta imposter sorry fi unnu di people dem tired a unnu...lol



DJ JUBA - UK LONDON:
Posted by DJ JUBA - UK LONDON | May 26, 2008 2:46 PM

This tune is a reality and facts of life, check the lyrics carefully and look at life on hold, every else a sing bout gun, girls and ganja we some upliftment and a that mi DJ a deal with..

Konshens keep doing your ting tune hard and a go hard... so TO THE WORLD LISTEN THIS WWW.ENERGYFM971.COM CRAZY.......



Anonymous:
Posted by Anonymous | May 26, 2008 2:53 PM

Controversy is good when your speaking the truth and doing it so creatively with a song like this! Especially since Rastafarianism stands on a lot of powerful meaningful principles it s a shame there are so many dread entertainers and non entertainers joking out da ting!! Its good we finally have talented artists hitting real topics… nuff respect to Konshens for being able to find hits songs without gimmicks!!!



Original G:
Posted by Original G | May 26, 2008 2:57 PM

Chune a bere reality me seh..Fram wah day dem all a jump pon 'rasta' bandwagon fi sell chune, memba sizzla a extreme bobo yute, well now him a chat slackness, capleton sed way, munga di 'gangsta' ras - how man fi be ras an gangsta? All now even Anthony B start chat slackness an ting..nuff artist sell out bad an call demselves rasta.. 'BEWARE OF WOLVES IN SHEEP CLOTHES' memba that! respec fi all righteous rasta deh bout an fi all baldhead yute weh move righteous..



tamon:
Posted by tamon | May 26, 2008 3:14 PM

talk di tings dem mi bredda in law. a nuff a dem ago hurt wid di message weh yuh a send but wi nuh care a bl*cl**t tek it to dem straight rich wi seh wi nah deal wid di poor ting dis year yeah!



frank james:
Posted by frank james | May 26, 2008 3:53 PM

First Buju, now Konshens a lick out...more artist and people in general need fi check dem owna mental consciousness...AND KEEP CONSISTENT WIT IT...as for Mad Soldierman, yu sound like yu have a picture of pope paul inna yu place...but den again wi couldn't expect a ignorant man fi let good sense prevail...everyman ave a right still...some ago to di dark(pope) an some ago to di light(His Majesty)...bless



junglist:
Posted by junglist | May 26, 2008 4:32 PM

mi nuh rate no rasta artistes because not one a dem never buss another rasta, rastafarians does not live at one with each other, bounty a bald head and look how much bald headed man him buss, who sizzla bus, who capleton buss, who buju banton buss, who anthony b buss, they are all fake b*mbocl**t ras. let mi give you a perfect example look how long munga a wave flag fi capleton and never yet once give him the mike, look how long queen ifrica deh round tony rebel and all him focus all his energy on was rebel salute, and she's so damn talented, queen i frica and munga uhnu two damn lucky rasta artistes respect goes out to don



Kirkie_G:
Posted by Kirkie_G | May 26, 2008 8:08 PM

this tune a reality. big up Sheldon an' the Young Veterans pon the madd production.

KONSHENS a big artiste an' him a show seh u no need no locks fi sing positive reggae music. all o di man dem we a seh him no look like a rasta an him no real ... him realer than nuff o dem hype ras deh weh ppl a rate up. "U don't affi dread fi be rasta" Morgan Heritage dun say that long time.

Di riddim madd too. simple an mellow so u can focus pon the message. -- YOUNG VETERANS --



Bru:
Posted by Bru | May 26, 2008 11:14 PM

@ Mad Soldierman
Me is not a rasta but
I would rather worship a black african
king any day than worship a white man
weh them a pass off as jesus




Bru:
Posted by Bru | May 26, 2008 11:22 PM

That was in reply to Ezra, not Mad Soldierman



Bru:
Posted by Bru | May 26, 2008 11:26 PM

hey Dutty Life, yuh sound like a damn EDIAT



Zaga Zow:
Posted by Zaga Zow | May 27, 2008 12:00 AM

last weekend buju banton and junior reid almost fight best of best a farin, see deh two rasta men almost fist it out, that is what you call fake rastas, even though them said that a junior reid dis di gargamel first but at the end of the day rastas fi live

Seh dem a rasta, but Rasta livity dem nah hoist up



dr dre:
Posted by dr dre | May 27, 2008 12:23 AM

Yow yute di tune bad. Bun out fake Ras like Sizzla, Capleton, Lutan Fyah, The Marleys, and many many more. Is either the man dem ago respect the thing as a religion or leave it alone. Tuff, tuff, tuff tune yute. Bless Up and continue making songs like this. Don't get hype.
PEACE



Papa WaBe:
Posted by Papa WaBe | May 27, 2008 1:47 AM

Blessed Luv Brotha Konshens,

Great song!!...Keep the reality tunes coming...I as a long time "Roots and Culture" Radio Man..say, songs like this make the people talk...everyone knows that there are too many wolves who have been wearing sheep's clothes for far too long... Now, "Fire a go Burn Dem"....He or She who is living this way, don't feel no way,..it's never too late to change your ways....Stand Firm and Stay Strong!!!!



Posted by INT'L DJ BUSCH | May 27, 2008 1:57 AM

BLESS UP THE NEW ARTIST IN THE BIZ KONSHENS.GREAT TUNES KEEP IT UP AND I WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH U IN BELIZE MI LOVE BUSS NEW ARTIST.CHECK MY WEBSITE (edit)
OR (edit)

BELIZE'S # 1
INT'L DJ BUSCH



Posted by nightstaka supreme | May 27, 2008 8:57 AM

YOW MI ARTISTE AS MI DID TELL U..
YUH CAREER AGUH HAPPEN.. NATURAL TALENT A DWEET
NO GIMMICKS ROUN' ERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Nubien Queen:
Posted by Nubien Queen | May 27, 2008 10:13 AM

This is something I observed long time ago, and now its getting even worst. I agree with Konshens and I wondering how come none of the Rastafarians have never spoken out about this. Even here in NY there is a certain set of people who are wearing dread locks and wearing the black, green, gold & red colours; they use our music and call it something else, and now they even have a Rastafarian Organization that is being advertised on their website; I know they are a fake because I know that in their culture pork is the #1 meat that they eat as well as other meats. Now they are claiming that our music is part of their heritage,and even have a radio station that plays that music. They use the top reggae dancehall songs, sing it in spanish and market it in that community; this is what I call pirating;they do not buy our music; I thought Salso was their music. Nothing is wrong if they want to sing Reggae, but please dont'knock off our music and call it something else.Reggae is Jamaican Music and will always be. Seen!!!



Herbert Spliffington:
Posted by Herbert Spliffington | May 27, 2008 12:53 PM

GREAT TUNE, BIG UP KONSHENS



Operator TnT:
Posted by Operator TnT | May 27, 2008 5:24 PM

Talk d tings, mi artist. I totally admire artists like this that keep it real. Right now Konshenz is one of the most requested Artist(s) on my radio show. World, look out fi da yute yah.



Posted by RebbelUneek | May 27, 2008 10:02 PM

Ah long, long b----d C****h Time mi ah seh DAT!!



carmen morris:
Posted by carmen morris | May 28, 2008 2:49 PM

good tune keep it up konshens



Posted by Dj Tinah [Eyespy Ent.] | May 28, 2008 6:03 PM

Even Morgan Heritage said it Longbekk. U nuh haffi get dread ta be Rasta . . .

Wattattin'

Zimbabwe Massive



Cherry:
Posted by Cherry | May 29, 2008 1:37 AM

Same Way So!! Bun a rasta imposter....Big Up all the REAL RASTAS. The masses need to know you don't have to dread to be rasta. It's a LIFESTYLE & the "fake RASCALS" don't know that. LAVA GROUND.........!!!!!!!!!



Claire23:
Posted by Claire23 | May 31, 2008 11:42 PM

TOK... Beennie Man ...Munga...Lol bunn the whole
a dem ...ras fi sell CD...lUUUUU !!
Sherlock de worl lock an caw Pull



Posted by DARK ANGEL | February 21, 2009 7:16 PM

KONSHENS SEND ON A CONSTRUCTIVE MESSAGE. FAKE OR REAL RASTA IT IS IRRELEVANT. SO CALL CHRISTIANS WHO WORSHIP AH B*TTYMAN IT IS DEEMED TO BE ACCEPTED AND THEY CALL HIM THE SON OF GOD. I DONT RECOGNIZE THE NAME JESUS. SOME FOOL EZRA MADE A STATEMENT THAT ETHIOPIA IS OR WAS PART OF BABYLON, NOOOOOOOO YOU PAGAN IT WAS EYGYPT THAT WAS PART OF THE BABYLONIAN SYSTEM. BASICALLY THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT ISSUES GOING ON WITHIN THIS WORLD AS OPPOSED TO BE WORRYING WHICH RASTA IS REAL OR NOT!! THE BOTTOMLINE IS AFRICAN PEOPLE ARE THE ONES THAT WAS DELEGATED TO BE A BEACON TO THE WORLD! RASTAFARI IS HUMANITY, NOT DREADLOCKS. FOR THOSE WHO DONT KNOW ETHIOPIA STILL IS AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE NEW JERUSALEM. RIGHT NOW IT AINT ABOUT RASTA, MAN BEEN TAKING THE NAZAREEN VOWS AAND KNOWETH WHAT IT MEANS. EZRA GWAAN DO SOME PROPER RESEARCH AND STOP TALK FEACES.



Posted by DARK ANGEL | February 21, 2009 7:21 PM

CHRISTIAN IMPOSTER DIFILE THE CHURCH WHICH IS CONSIDERED TO BE HOLY GROUND. BUN DEM DOWN.....DA PASTOR BWOY WEH AH DRIVE PREETY CAR AND AH LIVE IN AH HIM BIG HOUSE PON DA HILL, THE DEACON WEH INTERFERE WID THE LICKLE YOOT. TEACHING THE PEOPLE FALSE DOCTRINES. JESUS IS GREEK!!!!!!!! IMMANUEL AS STATED BY ISIAH WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US, LOGICALLY HE NEVER LEFT US. SO WHO IS JESUS...... PSALMS 87 - WITH ETHIOPIA THIS MAN WAS BORN THERE.



voodoo:
Posted by voodoo | March 31, 2010 2:19 PM

i man haitian dreaclocks i believe not to change my image so god can remember me i am god jamaica was better with fake rasta than homo religion man gettin back shot from tourrist on the beach



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