Don Angelo, the father of Ishawna, in an interview with the Star, revealed that producers are sometimes to be blamed for the songs being released.
“Record producers are the ones who are calling the shots. When Shawna went back to Jamaica and took up music full-time, she recorded some good songs that sounded sweet like Beyonce, but nobody paid her any attention. Is not until she started singing songs like Equal Rights that she started getting any ratings. A lot of time is the producers who control what song are released. If anything is the producers who have to take the blame. Anything to make their label stay on top they will do,” Don said.
“Years ago DJ General Echo sang about bathroom sex and man and woman danced to it without a problem. Cecile, Lady Saw and Gage also sang some of those type of songs and nobody say much if anything. At the end of the day what Shawna [Ishawna] is doing is just entertainment … Its not that serious and the ladies support her anyway,” He adds
Angelo says he supports his daughter in whatever direction she decides as she is smart enough to call her shots.
Don Angelo, who has been living in New York since 1996, is an original raga muffin dancehall reggae singer.
Since moving to the United States, he has recorded countless songs for different producers, including deejay Super Cat. Several of them are ‘combinations’ with acts like Baby Wayne (Ebony Eyes) and Jah Mason (No Limit).