Upcoming Jamaican deejay, J Amsterdam is weighing the expected backlash over his controversial debut single,Gyal Come Wine as he says local disc jocks are refusing to play the song due to its eyebrow-raising content and the taboo attached to it.
Since the song’s release last month, the buzz surroundingGyal Come Wine has largely been restricted toYouTube, blogs and a very short-lived run ofmainstream attention. According to J Amsterdam, the Jamaican music industry is not prepared for such a level of ‘freakishness’ within its circles.
After an avalanche of criticism hurled at upcoming Dancehall artist, J Amsterdam for his controversial new single, Gyal Come Wine Inna Mi Face, some female artists are coming to his defense, calling a double standard on the issue of oral sex in music.
The song, released last week by the Portmore-based artist, strongly suggests that he wants to give oral pleasure to a woman, marking the first time any male Dancehall artist has ever sang openly about the subject. The self-professed ‘Freak Messiah’ gave a number of media interviews last week opening up on why he did it, defending men who desire to give their women such pleasure.
J Amsterdam has been on the receiving end of a public battering for his openness, in song, on what has long been a taboo topic in Jamaican folklore.