Dem Bwoy Deh A Coward - Vybz Kartel
Artist: Vybz Kartel
Song: Dem Bowy Deh A Coward
Producer: Dj Smurf
Rhythm: Jungle Lion
The roars of ferocious lion, which introduce the instrumentals of all of the songs on Dj Smurf’s Jungle Lion rhythm, are fitting to all of the songs. Vybz Kartel is particularly cross on this production as he is adamant that ‘Dem Bowy Deh A Coward’ and goes to great lengths to convince the listener that they in fact are!
Kartel is his usual self, firing unforgivable hardcore lyrics over the track with the lethality of a Gatling machine gun but the accuracy of a sniper rifle. How can you deny the potency of lines like: "circle di enz wid mi gal cuz nuff bowwy no bad like har’ and ‘dem fi know seh we ah hot head weh squeeze bullet inna face like blackhead"? The man is on fire in this song scorches his opponents.
This song is definitely the hard hitter that we have become accustom to hearing from Vybz Kartel. He compliments the hardcore aspect of his lyrics with clever word play and even the historical implications of a ‘bread fruit coward’, making reference to the old time Jamaican belief that eating too much bread fruit would turn you into a coward! Look out for ‘Dem Bowy Deh A Coward’ to be listed amongst Kartel’s classic songs.