Sting 2012 is already looking to be a potentially explosive event as dancehall artiste Tony Matterhorn has… managed to stir up much controversy within the dancehall arena. Releasing a series of dis songs that lyrically challenge several of dancehall’s top acts, Matterhorn, in his most recent single, Coolie Duppy, has reached the ears of the raining Sting ‘War King’ KipRich. However, the deejay, though not ruling out a war with Matterhorn, says the artiste is merely looking for a hype.
“I am working on an album and a record deal with a UK-based company so a that mi a sort out. Suh mi nuh really know wah gwaan a Jamaica as it relates to war, mi just a mek songs fi mi album. Matterhorn just a throw wild fire, him nuh serious, him a coward. A tru a di end of the year mek him a come wid dat, because him neva inna the business much, suh him just a try get a Christmas hype. Him betta know wey him a duh and try nuh become one a dem pepper-light artiste deh and duh some real music,” KipRich warned.
According to KipRich, war songs are not marketable.
“Mi guh Colombia and Nicaragua and dem nuh waan war, a performance dem want with good music, suh a dat mi a work pan,” he continued.
“Mi ambitious and nuh money nah guh mek offa Matterhorn. He is a selector who just deejays on the side, suh this is just a Christmas hype for him, people voice note mi him song and mi just laugh. Matterhorn nuh deh pon mi level and a tru the Twin dem did sick mek him win the clash last year and it was complicated for both of them to deejay at once,” he said.
KipRich also said it is useless to fight battles that won’t benefit him.
“Any artiste waan war mi it’s about stages, dem have to climb the ladder. People will be ambitious to war me but if I pay some little man attention, drop mi a drop di ting,” KipRich said.
However, according to Matterhorn, he is the one giving dancehall artistes a hype.
“A me a di number one selector, mi stay booked so a mi a give dem a hype. Mi nuh need fi guh pan Sting because mi always have shows. The business needs a hype so a dat mi a give dem. And mi can match any deejay lyrically, mi nuh fraid a KipRich nor nuh artiste, suh mek dem gwaan underestimate mi,” Matterhorn warned.
“KipRich nuh gwaan wid nothing since Sting and him fuss call mi name inna song. I am a gladiator and dancehall entertainers are gladiators. Not because you get a wine from the senators don’t mean you’re a senator, you must fight because you’re a gladiator,” Matterhorn said.
Sting is set to take place on Boxing Day, December 26, at Jamworld in Portmore, St Catherine.