If you know other Dancehall music songs that have homophobic lyrics, please e-mail them to me, especially if that song was popular on radio or in clubs, and I will add them to this page. Eventually I may try to provide more information on the following songs (year, albums, singles).


All Out War (2001) – Bounty Killer
.....Album: Reggae Gold 2001 (May 22, 2001) (VP Records)
.....Album: Ghetto Dictionary: Art Of War (May 28, 2002) (VP Records)
.....Single: All Out War (2001) (label: Mentally Disturbed) (riddim: Trilogy)
.....Lyrics: Found

Anything-A-Anything (2000) – Elephant Man & Ward 21 (aka: Anything A Anything)
.....Album: Log On (November 12, 2001) (Greensleeves Records)
.....Album: Mentally Disturbed (by Ward 21) (November 6, 2001) (Greensleeves Records)
.....Single: Anything A Anything (2000) (label: CJ Productions) (riddim: Tixx)
.....Lyrics: Found

Anything Goes (2003) – CNN (Capone & N.O.R.E), Wayne Wonder & Lexxus
.....Album: Reggae Gold 2004 (June 15, 2004) (VP Records)
.....Single: Anything Goes (7-inch) (October 2003) (label: Tuff Gong) (riddim: Slingshot)
.....
Single: Anything Goes (12-inch) (October 2003) (label: Def Jam) (riddim: Slingshot)
.....Lyrics: Found

As A Man (2005) – Assassin (aka: Bang Bang)
.....Album: Infiltration (September 13, 2005) (VP Records)
.....Album: Riddim Drive: Sleepy Dog (June 5, 2005) (VP Records)
.....Album: Reggae Gold 2005 (June 21, 2005) (VP Records)
.....Single: As A Man (March 2005) (label: Steely & Clevie) (riddim: Sleepy Dog)
.....Lyrics: Found

As It Done Load It Back (1993) – Jigsy King (aka: Load It Back)
.....Album: Load It Back (VP Records) (October 20, 1993)
.....Single: As It Done Load It Back (1993) (label: Techniques) (riddim: Stalag)
.....Lyrics: Not found
.....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

Baddest Girl (2002) – Lady Saw
.....Album: Reggae Gold 2002 (May 21, 2002) (VP Records)
.....Single: Baddest Gal (2002) (label: Rattler) (riddim: X5)
.....Lyrics: Found
.....Note: Could this one really be considered an homophobic songs in the way we are analysing them here? Probably not. Lady Saw describe the harassment she goes through when she walks in her neighbourhood. The homopphobic line goes 'Ras a bun fire weh di fassy dem a try, if yuh dis Lady Saw yuh get boom bye bye'. The way I understand it: the same way Rastafarians are 'burning' homosexuals, she does a similar attitude when someone try to mess with her, she is using the now (unfortunately) famous Buju Banton's quote 'Boom Bye Bye', probably with the gestual of a gun made with fingers. A confirmation of my theory might be appreciated.

Badman Surprise (2003) – Spragga Benz, Bounty Killer, Madd Cobra & Assassin
.....Album: Reggae Gold 2003 (June 17, 2003) (VP Records)
.....Single: none
.....Lyrics: Not found ••• v •
.....
Note: This song seems to be a combination of four songs made by VP Records for the album Reggae Gold 2003. Here's the comment that I found on the internet: The song 'Badman Surpritse' was actually a spliced-up mix ofsome seriously lethal individual badman tunes, anchored bySpragga’s rhetorical question “You mussi tink say man a fool...pussy?” After make another search, it seems like the song is on a riddim named SURPRISE and the four artists have a song recorded in 2002 with that riddim. So the four original songs that were used for that mix are probably: WATCH WHAT YOU SAY (by Spragga Benz), KILLA (by Bounty Killer), HAUNTED (by Madd Cobra) and DIET (by Assassin).

Bad Man Nuh Dress Like Girl (1998) – Harry Toddler
.....Album: Reggae Gold 1998 (VP Records) (May 26, 1998)
.....Single: Bad Man Nuh Dress Like Girl (1998) (label: Studio 2000) (riddim: Sniper)
.....Lyrics: Found




  1. Batty Boy (2004) – Sayrus
    .....Album: Silver Riddim (March 2004) (2VM Pod)
    .....Single: Batty Boy (2004) (label:) (riddim: Silver)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Batty Bwoy Termination (2007) – Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Bounty Killer, Kiprich, Wayne Marshall, Twins Of Twins (aka: Batty Bwoy Mus Die)
    .....Album: -
    .....Single: Batty Bwoy Termination (remix) (March 2007) (riddim: Stalag) (label: Music World Entertainment)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: The song 'Batty Boy Termination' was never issued on an album. The B-side of the single is 'I want To Fuck You (remix)' by Akon & Idonia. If 'Batty Boy Termination' is a remix, it is possible that the original song was issued under a different title. I search the Internet and I couldn't find another song that has the same lineup. My conclusion is that 'Batty Boy Termination' might be a combination of homophobic songs previously issued on the Stalag riddim.

    Batty Boy Dead (2002) – Admiral T & Lovy Jam  (aka: Makoumé, Brilé Yo, Batty Boy Dead Now)
    .....Album: Killa Session (artist: Typical Fefe) (June 2002)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: The song is titled different, depending on the single or the album it is included on.
    ....The word 'MAKOUMÉ' is a pejorative term similar to Fagg and Batty Man used in Goudeloupe. Sometimes spelled MAKOMÈ
    .....The title BRILE YO, means 'burn them' in the french patoi used in Gouadeloupe.

    Batty Boy Fi Dead (2004) – Chicken
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Chicken and Mr. Chicken seems to be the same artist. The song might be from 2003. It was featured on radio in July 2004

    Batty Boy Fi Die (1992) – Red Dragon
    .....Album: Year Of The Gun (2004) (Deadly Dragon Sound System) (unofficial DJ compilation)
    .....Album: Inna The Early... 90's: Timeless Classics From The 1990's (Impression Sound) (unofficial DJ compilation)
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Battyman (2008) – Mavado (aka: Battyman (Vybz Kartel Diss))
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: I don't think a single has been released (time of research: mid November 2008)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: look under the song 'DEM A FAG' for details about that song.

    Batty Man Dem Flex Like A Sissy ('2009') – Assassin feat. Elephant Man and Bounty Killer
    .....Album: Dancehall Dangerous 17 (March 2009) (probably only released on DJ compilations)
    .....Album: Ragga Cream (October 26, 2009) (probably only released on DJ compilations)
    .....Single: –.....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This seems to be a combination ofthree homophobic songs put together by a DeeJay. The song by Assassin is named DEM A SISSY (2007) (or Move Like Sissy), see lower on this list for more info. I don't know the name of the song by Elephan Man and Bounty Killer. The original Assassin song is from 2007, but this remix was posted on YouTube in April 2009, and seems to be coming from a DJ compilation released in March 2009.

    Battyman Fi Get Boom (2000) – Capleton
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: An unofficial remix of the song was made by DJ Kass probably in 2006 or 2007. The remix features Miss Elliot, Capleton, Baby Cham and MOP Squad. The remix also features the Jamaican version of Oochie Wally that is called 'Want Punanny'.

    Big Long Gun (2004) – Sizzla
    .....See: Run Out Pon Dem

    Blood Stain (1999) – Ward 21
    .....Album: Bellyas (Various Artists) (February 22, 2000) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....Album: Mentally Disturbed (November 6, 2001) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....Single: Blood Stain (1999) (label: Mentally Disturbed) (riddim: Bellyass)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    Bomb And Dynamite (1994) – Beenie Man
    .....Album: Defend It (March 4, 1994) (VP Records)
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Cecil Gutzmore description of the song 'Like the work of Radikal Prodigal, it contains direct condemnation of designated homosexual
    behaviour as wrong in the sight of ‘di Almighty’, repeatedly referring to Sodom and Gomorrah, to bombing sodomy-generated social ‘confusion’
    and also to AIDS as somehow divine punishment fully deserved as a result of this sin'.
    (Text taken from the essay 'Casting The Fist Stone! Policing of Homo/Sexuality in Jamaican Popular Culture', April 2004)

    Bounty (2002) – Bounty Killer
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Bounty (2002) (label: Rattler) (riddim: trafalgar)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Bow City (2000) – Elephant Man
    .....Album: Comin' 4 You! (October 17, 2000) (Greensleeve Records)
    .....Album: Adonai: The Sound Of The Future (Various Artists) (November 28, 2000) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Bow City (2000) (label: Studio 2000) (riddim: Bad Weather)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: –

    Brokeback Rodeo (2008) – Lovindeer
    .....Album: The Sound Of Jamaica (December 12, 2008) (label: TSOJ)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: In the review of the album 'The Sound Of Jamaica', Reggae-Vibes.com writes that"Lovindeer delivers one of the friendliest anti-battyboy statements in Jamaican music with 'Brokeback Rodeo' .

    Buggering (1994) – Capleton
    .....Album: Good So (VP Records) (May 16, 1994)
    .....Single: Buggering (1994) (label: African Star) (riddim: none)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Buggerism (2001) – Mega Banton
    .....Album: Sound Boy Killing (Various Artists) (February 27, 2001) (T.P. Records)
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found.
    .....Note: It is possible that this song was recorded before 2001, as a song named Sound Boy Killing featured on this CD is from 1993.

    Bumbo Red (1990) – Capleton
    .....Album: Gold: The Very Best Of Capleton (Jet Star) (January 1, 2002)
    .....Album: Gold: The Very Best Of Capleton (RE-ISSUE in the 'Killer Price' collection) (Jet Star) (June 1, 2009)
    .....Album: Finest Platinum Reggae: The Very Best Of Capleton (Penitentiary Records) (digital, 2011)
    .....Single: Bumbo Red (7-inch single) (Jamaica) (1990) (label: Exterminator) (riddim: unknown)
    .....Single: Bumbo Red (12-inch single) (US) (1990) (label: Exterminator) (riddim: unknown)
    .....Lyrics: partially found (see lower)
    .....Note: In September 2013, the vwas a controversy when pro-gay NYC mayor candidate was caught on tape dancing on the song 'Bumbo Red'. He obviously didn't knew what the song was saying. Verse of the song: "Lick a shot inna a battyman head/Lick a shot inna a lesbian head! All sodomite dem fi dead/All lesbian dem fi dead."

    Bun Bad Mind (2003) – Beenie Man
    .....Album: Ride Da Riddims Vol. 2 (March 4, 2004) (Universal Records)
    .....Album: Summer Riddims 2004 (October 12, 2004) (WEA International Records)
    .....Single: Bun Bad Mind (label: Big Leaugue) (riddim: Spanish Fly).....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found

    Bun Friend (1999) – Capleton
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol. 27 (July 19, 2000) (JetStar Records)
    .....Single: Bun Friend (label: Stone Love) (riddim: Typhoid).....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found

    Bun Dem (2001) – Junior Demus
    .....Album: Mud-Up: Greensleeves Rhythm Album No.11 (Greensleeves Records) (April 18, 2001)
    .....Single: Bun Dem (label: In The Streetz) (riddim: Mud-Up).
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Bun Dem (2004) – Daddy Mory  (aka: Bone Dem)
    .....Album: Hot Night (from DJ Willy) (2003)* (Calbass Production)
    .....Single: none (riddim: Military).
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found but the song can be heard by clicking here
    .....Note: The compilation Hot Night, on which the song is features seems to be an Internet-for-download compilation only. A compilation which features Jamaican tracks recorded with the Military riddim was issued on December 31, 2004, but the 7-inch singles were issued in November 2004. Therefore I am wondering if the year 2003 is relevent for the compilation Hot Night, probably an error. Another song titled HYPOCRITES was recorded on the same riddim by the Daddy Mory.

    Bun Out Gay Guy (2001) – Elephant Man  (aka: We Bun Out Gay Guy)
    .....Album: none
    .....Single: 12-INCH: Bun Out Gay Guy (Arab Mix Clean), Bun Out Gay Guy (Arab Mix Dirty), Bun Out Gay Guy (acapella) (label: DJ Khaled) (riddim: Arab Attack)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Only available on unofficial DJ compilations and the DJ 12-inch single. Discogs write: The musical background track on both tracks featured on the A-Side of the 12-inch single are a rendition of 'Ms. Jackson' by OutKast.

    Bullet Proof Skin (2006) – Bounty Killer  (aka: Bulletproof Skin)
    .....Album: The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2006 (November 6, 2006) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....Single: Bulletproof Skin (2006) (label: TJ) (riddim: Show Off)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: The website where I found the lyrics classified this song as a 'Beenie Man dis song'. In other word, this song could be directed towards Beenie Man.

    Burn Down Soddom (2011) – I Wayne
    .....Album: Life Teachings (VP Records) (October 10, 2011)
    .....Single: Burn Down Soddom (by I Wayne) / So High (by Wayne & Rebelution) (December 2011) (VP Records)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: The whole songs talks about gays and lesbians. There could be the whole debate about 'Burning' being a religious cleansing imagery and wether or not he is allowed to use such imagery in a fredom of speech debate but the line 'Burn dem filthy web and dutty net down too, fire, tyre, kerosene oil or gas oil' is an incitment to violence. Read the lyrics description on the link upper. During his 2012 Tour, I-Wayne is using his stage performance to promote hatered of gays and lesbians and mention that he didn't care if he would lose his visa,

    .....Note: Before the album was released, a clip of a London riot was made with this song and was posted on vimeo on August 12 promoting I Wayne's upcoming album.A longer video was later posted onYouTube.

    Burn Pédofil (2004) – Admiral T
    .....Album: -
    .....Single: -
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: I haven't found the album where the song is located. It might have been issued only as a single.
    .....The LGBT association An Nou Alé write that this song was commercialized in 2004.

    Buss Your Gun (2001) – Singer J
    .....Album: Buzz Riddim (Black Shadow Records) (2001)
    .....Single: Buss Your Gun (label: Black Shadow) (riddim: Buzz)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Bust Out A Dis (2001) – Sizzla
    .....Album: Conscious Ragga Vol.3 (Greensleeves Records) (June 18, 2001)
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: I haven't found the existance of a single for that song. Maybe it was released under a different title. In Reggae Scrapbook, Roger Steffens & Peter Simon wrote: "Sizzla would join the ranks of these spiritual soldiers over the next year, gaining experience with the Caveman Hi-Fi sound system on tour with Luciano, and gaining wisdom in the Bobo Ashanti Mansion of the Rastafari movement. He released his debute album Burning Up in 1995 and followed it with Praise Ye Jah, both with strong messages to stop violence, respect women, and praise Jah for the many blessings in life. This is not to suggest that Sizzla hasn't issued the occasional misguided message of violence himself, such as the controversial, homophobic lyrics found in 'Bust Out A Dis'. However, the majority of his more than 30 albums have been respectful and uplifting to the human spirit".

    Can I Get A... (1998) – Baby Cham
    .....Album: Wow... The Story (VP Records) (October 24, 2000)
    .....Single: Can I Get A... (1998) (label: X-Tra Large) (riddim: Bruck Out)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    Can't Believe Mi Eyes (1998) – Bounty Killer  (aka: Can't Believe My Eye)
    .....Album: Next Millennium (November 3, 1998) (TVT Records)
    .....Single: Can't Believe My Eye (label: X-Tra Large) (riddim: Bruck Out)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    Cocky She Want (2002) – Mr. Vegas
    .....Album: Bollywood (Greensleeves Rythm Album No.30) (October 29, 2002) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....Single: Cocky She Want (7-inch single) (2002) (Label: In The Streetz) (riddim: Indian/Bollywood)
    .....Lyrics: Not found.
    .....Note: I haven't found the lyrics, but the song keep on repeating 'No Sodomite', can be heard on YouTube.

    Coudn't Be Real (2002) – Mega Banton
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Coudn't Be Real (label: Jammys) (riddim: Mexican)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Crucifixion (1991) – Mad Cobra
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –.....
    .....
    Lyrics: These lyrics from Mad Cobra found on the Internet might be coming from that song: "Crucifixion fi all mama man, execute all lesbian"
    .....Note: A biagraphy writes: "In 1991, two further albums "Spotlight" and "Exclusive" appeared, with the latter subsequently withdrawn in the States due to the rampant homophobia of the track "Crucifixion". This before Buju Banton and Shabba Ranks attracted unpleasant publicity for the very same thing a year later. It didn't seem to do him any harm with his regular hardcore audience"

    Cut Him Off (2000) – Kiprich
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Cut Him Off (label: B-Rich) (riddim: Orgasm)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Dead (2001) – Gringo & ARP
    .....Album: – (Current Box Records)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Dem A Fag (2008) – Mavado (aka: Dem A Fag (Vybz Kartel Diss))
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Dem A Fag (November 2008*) (label: King Of Kings) (riddim: Self Defense)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: Mavado probably have more homphobic tunes than the one listed on this page. A proper research should be made. He is know for promoting gang violence in his songs. He is Bounty Killer ' protege. This song is said to be one of many songs exchanged in rivalry between him and other Jamaican artist Vybz Kartel. Kartel replied with a song named 'Way Dat Fah', recorded on the same riddim (Some call it 'Way Dat Fag'). Visit Mavado Wikipedia page that explain the feud between Mavado and Vybz Kartel. Also see 'Warn Dem Conteraction' lower in this section. According to Wikipedia page, there is also another song named 'Battyman' that was recorded by Mavado on the same riddim. I read this this second song was an answer to Vybz Kartel's 'Way Dat Fah'. It may be a feud between to artist, but it clearly promote violence against gays. Although the 'official' release date of the single seems to be early November, it seems that the song was circulating since September 2008. There is an interesting article that was published in Jamaica Gleaner about the violence generated by the Mavado/Vybz Kartel rivalry.

    Dem A Pree (2008) – Mavado (aka: Batty Ting Dem A Pree))
    .....Album: Greensleeves Rhythm Album #89: Silent River (February 9, 2009) (label: Greensleeves)
    .....Album: Roots High Power: Stimulus Package (promo CD) (2009)
    .....Album: Humble Vibes Reggae Series (digital download) (February 1, 2011)
    .....Single: Dem A Pree (August 2008) (label: Powerlink Internationa) (riddim: Silent Riverl)na)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: Appartently, this one is another 'Kartel Dis', see the explaination of 'Dem A Fag'.
  2. Dis The System (1993) – Mega Banton
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Dis The System (label: Black Scorpio) (riddim: none)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Don't Bend Down (1987) – Lovindeer
    .....Album: Best Of Lovindeer (March 26, 1993) (label: TSOJ)
    .....Single: Don't Bend Down (12-inch single) (UK) (code: 8160/1) (January 1987) (label: TSOJ) (riddim: Punnany)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song seems to have been popular. Was named among famous songs a guy was singing while living in Jamaica. There was a 12-inch single. Probably also a 7-inch single. The B-side has an instrumental of this song.

    Elimination (2000) – Ghetto Max
    .....Album: – (Back Beat Records) (riddim: Plague)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Fake Man (2000) – Elephant Man
    .....Album: – (Greensleeve Records)
    .....Single: Fake Man (2000) (label: Kingston 11) (riddim: Volume)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Falla We (2001) – T.O.K.
    (aka: Falla).....Album: Ragga Ragga Ragga! vol.16 (March 19, 2002) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....Album: Reggae Hits vol.30 (June 11, 2002) (Jet Star Records)
    .....Single: Falla (2001) (label: Vibes Corner) (riddim: Gumm)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Fire Pon A Man (1999) – Harry Toddler
    .....Album: – (VP Records)
    .....Single: Fire Pon A Man (1999) (label: Cali Bud) (riddim: Fireball)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    Funny Guy (1995) – Professor Nuts
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Funny Guy (label: Madhouse) (riddim: Arab Attack)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Funny Guy Thing (1996) – Spragga Benz (aka: No Funny Guy Thing)
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Funny Guy Thing (1996) (label: East Cost) (riddim: Benz And Bimma)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Funny Man (1998) – Galaxy P (aka: No Funny Man)
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Funny Man (label: Marvelus) (riddim: Lock The City)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: According to the website Jamrid.com, some of the songs recorded on the Lock In The City riddim were recorded in 1998 and some were recorded in 1999. The recording year for the song Funny Man wasn't identified.

    Funny Man (1997) – Hawkeye
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Funny Man (label: Jammys) (riddim: Bad Treatment)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found.

    Funny Man (2007) – Junior Reid
    .....Album: Living Legend (2007) (unreleased album, five songs are available on the Internet for download at the time of research)
    .....Single: Funny Man (March 2007) (label: -) (riddim: -)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found.
    .....Note: Junior Reid used to do reggae music... But this is questionnable after his 2007 hit This Is Why I'm Hot. So probably dancehall music...
    .....Note: Partial lyrics found on a forum: "Seh dem school teach us bout adam and eve, they never teach us bout adam and steve...". One comment says the ending of the song is so abrupt.
    .....Note: There is also FUNNY MAN (remix) by Junior Reid & Jadakiss on the DJ compilation Block Movement Vol. 8 (May 2007) .

    Funny Man (1999) – Kiprich & Elephant Man
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Funny Man (label: Stone Love) (riddim: Typhoid)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs. I don't know if this is a mistake, but the same song is also enumerated for another riddim: Chemical, but this one would be from 1998.

    Funny Man Stay Far (2003) – Delly Ranks & Mega Banton
    .....Album: Baghdad Riddim (by Various Artists) (August 12, 2003) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Funny Man (label: Stone Love) (riddim: Snake/Baghdad)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Wrongly identify to Vybz Kartel on Amazon.com

    Gal Dem Ah Talk (2010) – Konshens (aka: Talk Bout Me)
    .....Album: don't think it was issued on an album so far...(written in January 2011)
    .....Single: No official single available, only available for download... (May 2010) (label: none) (riddim: Dem Bow)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: I haven't found the existance of a single... Probably only available for download...The song came out around May 19, 2010 under the name GAL DEM AH TALK. Theres is two different versions for that song: the 'EXPLICIT' version and the 'EDIT' version for the radio, where the sexual content has been replace by different lyrics. See the link for 'Lyrics' upper to see the difference. Found on dancehall.modi: "This new Dem Bow version is derived from the same riddim that featured Shabba Ranks’ monster hit, “Trailer Load Of Girls” in 1990/91". A videoclip was released around October 26, 2010 for the song REALEST MEDZ and include the 'clean' version of the song TALK BOUT ME in the intro (the first 60 seconds of the clip).... Noting really 'concious' about such song...

    GallongYah Gal/We No Sorry (1997) – Baby Cham
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Gallong Yah Gal/We No Sorry (label: Xtra Large) (riddim: Showtime)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Gay Man (1993) – Papa San
    .....Album: In Action (July 1, 1993) (Rohit Records)
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: When I listen to the song MADDY MADDY CRY (by Papa San) (1992), it feels like he is mocking a gay that is crying... Made a search on the Internet, but couldn't find lyrics or a source that confirms my theory. That tought seems to be wrong: the sleeve of Reggae Hits simply write: "Papa San had been qick to adopt the UK 'fast style' during the mid-eighties, and was firing on all cylinders in the dancehalls before recording this hilarious tale of romantic greif for his own Survival label'.

    Groundsman (2001) – Baby Cham
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Made with the Rice & Peas riddim, it seems that this song was only available through unofficial DJ compilations.
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Gun Pon Me (1991) – Shabba Ranks
    .....Album: As Raw As Ever (Sony Records) (May 21, 1991)
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Found

    Gwadada (2003) – Admiral T
    .....Album: Mozaik Kreyol (Label: Universal) (September 15, 2004)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: The album Mozaik Kreyol was first issued on July 1st 2003, on the label Don's Music, but the song wasn't featured on it.
    .....NOTE: The remix of the song GWADADA (Juide Remix) was included on the album, when it was re-issued by Universal.
    .....NOTE: According to the LGBT organisation the song was issued in 2003.

    Haters (1999) – Ward 21
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 1999 (May 25, 1999) (VP Records)
    .....Album: The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 1999 (October 18, 1999) (Greensleeve Records)
    .....Album: Mentally Disturbed (by Ward 21) (November 6, 2001) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....Single: Haters (1999) (label: Jammys) (riddim: Bada Bada)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Haunted (2002) – Mad Cobra
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Haunted (2002) (label: Black Shadow) (riddim: Surprise)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs. An extract of that song is available on the song BADMAN SURPRISE, see upper in this section.

    Head Gone/Genie Dance (2003) – Elephant Man
    .....Album: Strictly The Best Vol.31 (December 2, 2003) (VP Records)
    .....Single: (research to be made)....
    .....
    Lyrics: Found •v•
    .....Note: I think this may be a combination of two songs, as the lyrics that I found don't are not complete. A deeper research for that song could be made. Contain the line 'Bruk yuh tank kill yuh fish yuh poodle dog dead' and maybe more. Fish is a slang Jamaican name for homosexual.

    Hit Them Hard (2007) – Stapler
    .....Album: 18 Karat Reggae: Global Warming – Various Artists (November 30, 2007) (label: Tcooo Roductions)
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: This song was used to promote the Straight Pride Parade that occured on Aust 31, in Brooklyn, New York. For more information, visit the News & History section of this website, on July 8th, 2008.

    Head Out (2006) – Sizzla
    .....Album: Bill Back - Various Artists (May 11, 2007) (label: E.21st Production)
    .....Single: Head Out (June 7, 2006) (label: TJ) (riddim: Bill Back)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Due it's extreme violence, to my knowledge, this song was never issued on any albums, it was only available on singles and DJ compilations. The Chorus goes 'Head Out, the battybwoy brain's gonna go spread out'. A year later, the song is included on a compilation, which is distributed on the VP Records website, a company that said they would no longer issue that type of material. An hypocritical way of doing their job, distributing the material from another label (maybe even own by VP)!. The song was used in the video montage posted on JumpCut, where you can see a mob beating up an homosexual in Falmouth, Jamaica (April 27, 2007). Hear the song playing in the background of the video Mob beating up Jamaican gay man

    Note: There is a mature conversation about this song and homophobia in dancehall on the Blood And Fire forum.

    Heard Of Them (2000) – Sizzla (aka: Never Wanna Heard A Dem)
    .....Album: – (Greensleeve Records) (riddim: Doorslam)
    .....Single: Heard Of Them (2003) (label: Annex) (riddim: Doorslam)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    I Am Not Afraid (To Shot A Batty-Bwoy) (1998) – Singer J
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: In 2004, ReggaeMatic.com interviewed the artist and relate this song as being his biggest hit to date!

    I Rather Die (1999) – Lexxus
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: I Rather Die (1999) (label: In The Streetz) (riddim: Crash)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Judgement Day (1999) – Ward 21
    .....Album: Ragga Ragga Ragga Vol. 14 (September 21, 1999) (Greensleeve Records)
    .....Album: The Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 1999 (October 18, 1999) (Greensleeve Records)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best Vol. 23 (November 16, 1999) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Judgement Day (1999) (label: Mentally Disturbed) (riddim: Da Joint)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This one is the worst homophobic track that I've heard by Ward 21, Advocates murder. I didn't found the lyrics.

    Killa Is Ah Killa (2002) – Bounty Killer (aka: Killa Is A Killa)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2002 (May 21, 2002) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Ghetto Dictionary: Art Of War (May 28, 2002) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Killa Is A Killa (2002) (label: Jah Snowcone) (riddim: The Beach)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: Extremely violent.
    Lef Dem To Time (2007) – Elephant Man feat. Jigsy (aka: Leff Dem To Time)
    .....Album: Riddim Driven: Heathen Riddim (June 5, 2007) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Lef Dem To Time (March 20, 2007) (label: Big Yard) (riddim: Church Heathen)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: There is also a video that was issued for that single. The video portray a gay character dress in drag. At the end of the video, a man is about to hit the gay character, the turn to the camera and address to the listener that it is a joke (duh!) Looks like Elephant Man is trying to miniminized the violence vehiculed in his past songs. WHATCH THE VIDEO

    Lu Lu Lu (2006) – Busy Signal
    .....Album: Ragga Ragga Ragga! 2006 (Greensleeves Records) (March 21, 2006)
    .....Album: Riddim Driven: Smash (VP Records) (August 1, 2006)
    .....Single: Lu Lu Lu (2006) (label: Smash Hyperactive) (riddim: Smash)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: Two different versions of the song LU LU LU are available on Amazon. One of the two has the mention "Explicit Lyrics". Both versions have a different running time.

    Man A Man (2000) – Baby Cham (aka: Man And Man) (aka: Man & Man)
    .....Album: Wow... The Story (VP Records) (October 24, 2000)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2001 – Various Artists (VP Records) (May 22, 2001)
    .....Single: Man A Man (2000) (label: X-Tra Large) (riddim: The Bounce)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....
    McDoom Dead (2004) – Krys
    .....Album: Not included on any album
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Song: click here to lisen to the song
    .....Note: It looks like this song was only available to download from the Internet. Maybe a single exist... This song cause a lot of controversy when Krys was invited at the Cauet Show, to promote his first album on a major label. See the HISTORY section, under September 15 2006, for all the details.

    Me Nuh Lotion Man (1991) – Capleton (aka: Lotion Man)
    .....Album: Lotion Man (VP Records) (November 18, 1991)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Medical Magnum (19XX) – Shabba Ranks
    .....Album: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: In a discussion group, people naming their Top Five Favorite Battyman songs, someone write: Medical Magnun, but I couldn't find the song on the Internet, so this is probably not the real name of the song.

    Mr Fassy (1999) – Ward 21
    .....Album: Ragga Ragga Ragga Vol. 14 (September 21, 1999) (Greensleeve Records)
    .....Single: Mr Fassy (1999) (label: CJ Productions) (riddim: Skettel/Cymbal)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: –

    Mr Foggaty (2000) – Bounty Killer
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol. 27 (September 12, 2000) (JetStar Records)
    .....Single: No single.....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found

    Mystery Is The Man (2001) – Bounty Killer (aka: Mystery)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best Vol. 27 (November 20, 2001) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Ghetto Dictionary: The Mystery (April 23, 2002) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Mystery Is The Man (2001) (label: Natural Bridge) (riddim: Rice & Peas).....
    .....
    Lyrics: Found.

  3. Na Hear (2007) – Munga Honerable (aka: Nah Hear (by Munga Honourable))
    .....Album: Silver Screen Promo Compilation (2007)
    .....Album: The Reggae Masters vol.7 (2007)
    .....Album: Don Corleon Presents: Silver Screen Riddim (September 10, 2009) (Don Corleon Records)
    .....Single: Na Hear (September 2007) (label: Don Corleon) (riddim: Silver Screen)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: The singer is now simply named 'Munga'. I think there is more than one song as I remember hearing a VP compilation and tough I should include that song... but can't remember the title. There is the follwoing title 'Pull Over' that needs to be double check (August 2008) (label: Don Colreon) (riddim: Pull Over). Seems a songs that advocate violence. There seems to be another 'diss', between Jamaican singer Black Rhyno and Munga. I found the song 'Batty Shop (Munga Diss)'. Haven't found the lyrics to check if it's an homophobic song.
  4. Nah Suport Dem (2000) – Chico
    .....Album: Shams Presents Real Sex 2000 (Various Artists) (September 26, 2000) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Nah Support Dem (Raw Mix)(label: B-Rich) (riddim: Orgasm)
    .....Lyrics: Not found.
    .....Note: The song can be heard on YouTube.

    Nasty Boys (1992) – Snagga Puss (aka: Batty Man)
    .....Album: Whap Dem Marlene (1992) (label: Shocking Vibes)
    .....Single: Batty Man (by Snagle Pus) (7-inch single) (1992) (label: Underground) (riddim: unknown).....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: It seems the single was issued before the album. The song is different on the single and quite more explicit. They probably they chage the title to 'Nasty Boys' for international market.The song taks about the fight Buju Banton is receiving from protest groups, so logically recorded in 1992. The website ReggaeCollector.com says approximate 1993. Click here for the 7-inch version and click here for the album version.
  5. Neva You (Pussy Nuffi Suck) (20XX) – Vybz Kartel
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: listed as an homophoboic song... haven't search the net yet to find more info

    No Apology (2002) – Anthony B
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: No Apology (2002) (label: Rising Sun Records) (riddim: Invincible)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    No Like Batty Boy (1996) – Virgo Man
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: No Like Batty Man (1996) (label: Dennis Star) (riddim: Joyride)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    No Man Room (2009) – Ding Dong
    .....Album: Riddim Ruler: National Pride & Perfect 10 (July 1, 2009) (Tads Records)
    .....Single: No Man Room (July 2009) (label: Tads) (riddim: National Pride).....
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: It seems the song is available for DJ's since January 2009, but was only released as a single in July 2009. It was questioned wether or not this song contains violence. But what about the first line "Tell chi chi man fi rest"? Just for the record, this song was added on my website after I learned about decision from Trinidad Goverment to baned the Jamaican artist from entering their country. Someone pointed out this song. At the moment of writing this text, it wasn't justified why Ding Dong was refused to performed in Trinidad.

    No Way (20XX) – Sizzla
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: listed as an homophoboic song... haven't search the net yet to find more info

    Nuh Par Wid (Batty Bwoy) (2008) – Busy Signal (aka: Nah Par Wid)
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: is there really a single for that song? (label: unknown) (riddim: Power Cut)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: There is probably another title for that song and it was probably available exclusively on DeeJay compilations. According to a clip on YouTube, the song would be recorded on the Power Cut riddim. Busy Signal recorded a song named POWER CUT on the Power Cut riddim in 2006. A compilation was issued in May 2007 with that song. But NUH PAR WID (BATTY BWOY) seems to be a total different song (recorded on the same riddim?). According to what I found on the Interenet, the lyrics would be directed towards Vybz Kartel. Text taken from Wikipedia: 'Busy Signal is also known as one of the most prominent artists of the Bounty Killer lead alliance along with Mavado, Roderick (ROD) Douglas, Wayne Marshall and Bling Dawg. He was once at odds with fellow dancehall artist Aidonia where both exchange lyrical words but that didn't materialize in a clash. Later in 2008 dancehall artist Vybz Kartel produces various "dis tracks" aimed at Busy Signal and other alliance members, Busy responded with a few tracks'. I found the following Busy Signal song(s) related to the feud: GANGSTA NAH BLEACH (VYBZ KARTEL DISS) and TIE DYE FACE (VYBZ KARTEL DISS). They seems to be different songs than NUH PAR WID (BATTY BWOY). The song can be heard on YouTube. Some website even extend Busy Signal song NUH PAR WID (BATTY BWOY) to three different artists: Aldonia, Vybz Kartel, and Beenie Man. This article is also relevent: Violence and Feuds in Jamaican Dancehall.

  6. Number 2 (1994) – Terror Fabulous (feat. Brian & Tony Gold)
    .....Album: Yaga Yaga (East/West Records) (June 21, 1994)
    .....Single: Number 2 (1994) (label: Madhouse) (riddim: Pepperseed)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Osama (2006) – Dr. Evil
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: taken from Stabroek News: "While the former speaks for itself, the latter is a dis track targeting rap producer Dr. Dre (referred to as "Dr. Gay" and a "homof#@*" during a two-and-a half-minute tirade) in which Dr. Evil, with faux Arab accent, raps as bin Laden over the beat of Dre's "The Watcher". It is an ironic scenario when you consider the uncanny similarity between Dr. Evil and Dr. Dre's protégé, Eminem, who rode on the back of controversy on the way to mainstream success.

    Our World (2008) – Elephant Man feat. Demarco
    .....Album: Let's Get Physical (April 6, 2008) (Bad Boy Records)
    .....Single: I might me wrong, but there seems to be no single, only a video (?!)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: (taken from article): "And so the anti-gay violence continues, and dancehall artists like Elephant Man continue to fuel the fire. Fab Montreal reggae critic Erin MacLeod called me up one day to discuss the video for Elephant Man's 2008 hit song Our World which features one character using a cleaver to sever a man's head."As he chops," MacLeod notes in her Pitchfork review, "the victim transforms into a fish [and] 'fish' happens to be a [patois] slang term for 'gay man.'" (OttawaXpress) ('Our World' videoclip). NOTE: The album seems to have been delayed. The original relkease date was August 13, 2007, but it seems in only came out eight months later, on April 6, 2008. According to Daily Motion, he video was issued on March 26, 2008. At least a 'clean' version of the song was available on DailyMotion that day.

    Out A Yu Yard (1986) – Hammer Mouth
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Out A Yu Yard (1986) (label: Black Scorpio) (riddim: Cherry Oh Baby)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Ova Di Wall (2004) – Elephant Man
    .....Album: Riddim Driven: Dancehall Rock (August 24, 2004) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Summer Riddims 2004 (October 12, 2004) (WEA International Records)
    .....Single: Ova Di Wall (2004) (label: Kings Of Kings) (riddim: Dancehall Rock)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    Rapa Pam Pam – Jigsy King
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....
    Note: This is probably not the real name of the song, as I coundn't find any information. This song appeared in two discussion groups, when people were enumerating their favorite battyboy songs. Could that be the same song as BATTY BOY FI GET SHOT?

    Real Badman (2003) – Mad Cobra
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: This song was made with te Hydro riddim. I haven't found a single, maybe it was only issued on an album.

    Request The Mack Ten (1992) – Terror Fabulous
    .....Album: Gwaney Gwaney (VP Records) (December 4, 1992)
    .....Single: Request The Mack Ten (1992 (label: Shocking Vibes) (riddim: Stalag)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Run Out Pon Dem (2004) – Sizzla (aka: Run Out Pan Dem or Big Long Gun)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best Vol. 33 (November 22, 2005) (VP Records)
    .....
    Single: Run Out Pan Dem (2004) (Jah Snowcone Records) (Apllause riddim)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: It seems that the the song is quite know with the other title BIG LONG GUN. At least on the Sizzla website, Judgement Yard, that's the title of this song. The song lyrics includes: 'War dem from night till sun out pon dem, Bare long gun all run out pon dem, Extra load clip all done out pon dem, Kill dem fuckers nothing to see... Yow, erase your ugly self, Go fuck a girl and stop fuck yourself'

    Rude Boy Face (1992) – Pan Head
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Rude Boy Face (1992) (label: King Jammys) (riddim: Operation Radication)
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Shot A Batty Boy (2001) – Congo Natty
    .....Album: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Shot A Batty Boy (2004) – Mega Banton
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Shot Batty Boy (laberl:) (riddim: Punnany)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    Shot A Fire (2006) – Shabba Ranks
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Rude Boy Face (2006) (label: Music World) (riddim: Baddis)....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Three mixes exist: Shot A Fire (Baddis Mix), Shot A Fire (DJ Fashion Mix), Shot A Fire (acapella)
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Shottas (2005) – Juelz Santana (feat. Cam'ron & Sizzla)
    .....Album: What The Game's Been Missing! (November 22, 2005) (Dem Jam Records)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found

    Sodom In Jamaica (1982) – Ranking Toyan
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Sodom In Jamaica (1982) (label: Black Solidarity) (riddim: Taxi)....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song seems only to have been issued on 7-inch singles.
    .....
    Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Spy On Me (2005) – Sizzla (aka: Pagan Dem Spy)
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Spy On Me (May 2005) (Jamaica Records) (riddim: Sleng Teng)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: From my research, that song was only issued on 7-inch singles and DJ mix tapes. Extremely violent. Pussyhole is a Jamaican pejorative term for homosexual. I found two different lyrics for the same song, one is name PAGAN DEM SPY and the other one is PAGAN DEM SPY (Sleng Teng Version). So probably the song was recorded on two different riddims, probably the two were issued in Spring 2005. The lyrics are slightly different on the Sleng Teng version.

    Sorry (1990) – Papa San
    .....VHS: Reggaer Sunsplash, Dancehall Special (1990) (Charly Records)
    .....Album: In Action (July 1, 1993) (Rohit Records)
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Cecil Gutzmore description of the song 'brutally observed lyrics of the deejay Papa San’s piece ‘Sorry’ (1990), which he sets in a courtroom. The song is a monologue by a judge responding to a convicted offender who tells that judge ‘sorry’. The latter responds with a kind of mockery: it is he, the judge, who is to say sorry, since the prison sentence he is passing will place the offender in a situation in which he, as prisoner and victim of homosexual activity, will have to (to paraphrase) say sorry to your anus when penises start to reach you'. (Text taken from the essay 'Casting The Fist Stone! Policing of Homo/Sexuality in Jamaican Popular Culture', April 2004)

    Stay Far From We (Batty Bwoy) (2006) – Dr. Evil
    (aka: Stay Far) (aka: Batty Boy).....Album: –
    .....Single: Stay Far (7-inch single) (2006) (label: Young Legends) (riddim: Bullet)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: Enumerated among Dr. Evil's homophobic songs in Stabroek News (August 2007).

    Stay Far From We (20XX) – Lefside & Esco
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: listed as an homophoboic song... haven't search the net yet to find more info

    Strange Thing (1996) – Baby Cham & Mr. Easy
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Strange Thing (1996) (label: unknown) (riddim: Joyride)....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs. It seems that Baby Cham & Mr. Easy recorded two Battyman songs together on the Joyride riddim: FUNNY MAN and STRANGE THINGS.

    Tight Pants (1999) – Mega Banton
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: Tight Pants (1999) (label: Mentally Disturbed) (riddim: Bellyas)....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was named on an Internet forum discussion, when dancehall fans were enumerating their favorite 'batty boy' songs.

    Unknown Title (XXXX) – Bounty Killer
    .....Album: –
    .....Lyrics excerpt: "In the middle of the night, when ya need little lovin', na turn to bretherin, ca' a man do that, make we shot dem... sharpen mi cutlass"

    Unknown Title (XXXX) – Ninja Ford
    .....Album: –
    .....Lyrics excerpt: "Batty boy fire bun dem"
    .....Note: In a discussion group, people naming their Top Five Favorite Battyman songs, someone write: "Can't remember the tune name but it go "all who believe in vagina wave your hand like a car wiper from dem a batty man yes dem fi dead we ah go full dem up a copper and lead"

    Unknown Title (199X) – Scare Dem Crew
    .....Album: –
    .....Lyrics excerpt: "Batty boy fire bun dem"
    .....Note: According to an interview found on the Internet, the song title would be 'Batty Man Me Fire Bun Dem'. The group features Elephant Man in its lineup, before he went solo. A review of their album 'The Album', mentions that there are four 'batty boys' songs on it. There would be other anti-gay lyrics on the album 'Scared From The Crypt'

    Unknown Title (19XX) – Yellowman
    .....Album: –
    .....Note: I have read that Yellowman sang songs with homophobic lyrics. From the articles that I have read, there would be several of them. Apparently they were no incentment to violence. If you know any titles, please let me know.

    We Nuh Like Nuh Kind A Funny Man (19XX) – Shabba Ranks
    .....Album: –
    .....Single: –
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This is probably not the right title, as very few information appeared on the internet when I made this research. I found it's existance in a group discussion about Shabba Ranks biggest tunes. Another forum named that song: We Nah Them Kind A Funny Man. The peak of Shabba Ranks career occured between 1988 and 1992. The same forum also mentionned a song named NO BUGGERISM by Shabba Ranks.

    Who Am I (Zim Zimma) (1997) – Beenie Man (aka: Who Am I (sim simma))
    .....Album: Many Mood Of Mooses (December 23, 1997) (VP Records)
    .....
    Album: Ragga Ragga Ragga! Vol. 10 (April 7, 1998) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....
    Single: Who Am I (7-inch single) (1997) (2 Hard Records) (playground riddim)
    .....
    Single: Who Am I (12-inch single) (1997) (VP Records) (playground riddim) (with Sean Paul's INFILTRATE)
    .....
    Single: Who Am I (CD-Single) (March 24, 1998) (VP Records)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: Back in 1998, there was much debate over the couplet 'How can I ever sleep with a fella?/In a rush, pass me the keys to mi clutch' from WHO AM I (ZIM ZIMMA).
    .....Although Beenie clearly intended to reaffirm his heterosexuality, the lyrics were interpreted otherwise by some. (article)

    Woman Caan Too Much (2000) – Sizzla (aka: Woman Cant Too Much, Woman Cyan Too Much)
    .....Album: Forward To Victory (2001) (Mikrokosmos Records)
    .....
    Album: Blaze Fire Blaze (January 2002) (Whodat Records)
    .....
    Single: Woman Caan Too Much (edit)/Woman Caan Too Much (Raw Mix) (2000) (label: Annex Records) (riddim: Heat Wave)
    .....
    NOTE: Partial lyrics written in a Jamaica Gleaner article: It is a woman who instructs him to kill policemen and gays. "Hail Selassie I and praise-up the most high/ Sizzla Kalonji shoot de police-boy and tek di gun from him holster/ dem say me wanted, me si it pon di poster/ black woman seh fi shot di batty boy/ and di sodomite"

 

  1. MORE SONGS
    2013-2014: I don't have has much time as I used to have for this project. I will simply write the song here: Right Time Come (by Capleton) (riddim: Red Light City) (2003).








    THE 'FIRE' SONGS
    Some rastamen like to 'bun' (aka: burn) homosexuals, using the Biblical fire of the Old Testament to purify what they consider being 'unpure'. Several people debating the issue of 'murder music' claimed that the use of fire is purely metaphorical, that it has to be taken into its cultural context. From that Caribbean perspective, I agree that the songs containing such lyrics should be put into a different cathegory than the one that calls for violence. Although I must admit that, from my North American point of view, I find the metaphore of 'burning' homosexuals with Biblical fire brings an imagery that is quite destructive – therefore a degree of homophobia that I find untolerable (I know that several people share my point of view). This specific section has been added in June 2008. Several songs could be moved to this section. When I come across the lyrics of an homophobic song that solely use the fire to discriminate homosexuals, I will move the song into that section. Even TOK's 'Chi Chi Man' song could belong here, but as this one is filled with hatered against homosexuals, I left it in the main section.

    Buju (2010) – Cocoa Tea
    .....Album: only available as a single
    .....Single: Buju (January 11, 2010) (label: Roaring Lion) (riddim: Country Boy)....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: This song was made to pay tribute to Buju Banton, when he was locked up in jail waiting for his trial for cocaine charges in US.. It goes with the conspiracy that gays would be responsible for his arrest. See HISTORY & NEWS section of this website for more details (under September 20, 2010). Text from Jamaica Gleaner: Cocoa Tea has released 'Buju', using the melody and music of The Heptones' Country Boy... Cocoa Tea alludes to Buju Banton's hit and album title Destiny when he sings "this couldn't be your destiny". He also pledges his loyalty ("no matter what they say/you're still my friend anyway") and goes as far as to say "for me you're still innocent/all when them find you guilty". The usual suspects get mentioned with "them likkle fish deh a fry/cause dem a some Satan spy", which Cocoa Tea sings at three points in Buju. On the final occasion, he adds "set up trap an' tell lie/an come come lock up the I/But Rasta know dem ago die". And Cocoa Tea rests the case with a higher power, singing "you must get justice/if not from man then Jah".

    Fire Fire (2004) – T.O.K.
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2004 (June 15, 2004) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Fire Fire (May 2004) (label: VP Records) (riddim: Mad Instrument)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
  2. Galong (2001) – Sizzla
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol. 29 (September 25, 2001) (Jet Star Records)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Lyrics: Fire Song. Partial lyrics: 'Galong, galong, Go bun lesbian, Galong galong, Go bun battyman'

    Gimmi The Woman (2000) – Capleton (aka: Gimme The Woman)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2001 (VP Records)
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol. 28 (November 9, 2000) (Jet Star Records)
    .....Single: Gimme The Woman (2000) (label: Big Jeans) (riddim: Blue Drawers/Spanish Harlem)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Higher We Go (2002) – Mr. Vegas (aka: Here We Go) (featured on the: Escape Megamix)
    .....Album: Escape – Various Artists (November 1, 2003) (Bacchanal 45 Records)
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol. 33 (September 14, 2004) (JetStar Records) ...••• only a 30 seconds sample •••
    .....Single: Higher We Go (7-inch single) (2002) (Bacchanal Rechords) (riddim: Escape)
    .....Lyrics: Not found.
    .....Note: This song is featured on the ESCAPE MEGAMIX, available on the Reggae Hits 33 compilation. The Escape Megamix features several songs recorded on the Escape riddim, by various artists. I haven't found the lkyrics, but the song is available on YouTube.

    Ho A Get Hotter (1999) – Capleton (aka: Hot Get Hotter)
    .....Album: Reggae Hits 25 (July 26, 1999) (JetStar Records)
    .....Album: The Very Best Of Capleton: Gold (August 22, 2000) (JetStar Records) [recent title: Finest Platinum Reggae] [wrong date: June 1, 2009]
    .....Album: King Of Dancehall vol.2 (June 1, 2009) (Penitentiary Records) DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    .....Album: 90's Reggae Riddims (November 30, 2011) (One Media Publishing) DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    .....Album: Dancehall Royalty vol.2 (2011) (Penitentiary Records) DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    .....Album: I Love Ragga (June 10, 2012) (One Media Publishing) DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
    .....Single: Hot Get Hotter (1999) (label: Stone Love Music) (riddim: Rip Off)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: I didn't found the lyrics, but some of them goes like: "bun boggaman (aka gay), bun Ru Paul caus he makes love to fella".

    Jamaica (SONG 1) (2001) – Elephant Man (aka: Bad Man)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best No.27 (November 20, 2001) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol. 29 (September 25, 2001) (Jet Star Records)
    .....Single: Jamaica (7-inch single) (May 2001) (Stone Love Records) (riddim: Fiesta)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Lyrics: Fire Song. Partial lyrics: 'We bun chi chi man inna Jamaica'
    .....Note: Elephant Man have two different homophobic songs titled JAMAICA. This one fits in this section.

    Pull The Resources (1999) – Sizzla
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol. 26 (December 6, 1999) (JetStar Records)
    .....Single: Pull The resources (1999) (label: Brick Wall) (riddim: Silencer)....
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found

    Red Red Red (2002) – Capleton
    .....Album: Still Blazin' (VP Records) (February 26, 2002)
    .....Album: Natty Dread No.12 (CD Sampler that comes with magazine) (April/May 2002)
    .....Single: none
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Typical Judgement Day song made with brimstone and fire. It seems like the song name RED RED RED by Capleton, one issued on More Fire in (2000) and one issued on Still Blazin' (2002). You could correct me if theis is the same song.

    Virtuous Woman (2001) – Warrior King
    .....Album: Trod'in To Zion (Zion Gates Riddim) (2001) (Lion Paw Records)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best No. 27 (November 20, 2001) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Virtuous Woman (October 29, 2002) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Riddim Rider: Trodding To Zion (2003) (Jet Star Records)
    .....Single: Virtuous Woman (March 2001) (Lion Paw Records) (riddim: Zion Gates)
    .....Lyrics: found
    .....Note: This section was mainly created for songs like this one, which did not belong in a list of violent songs, but has a homophobic line in the lyrics. It's unfortunate as this song is one of my favorite song from 2001... As a result of machismo attitude, it seems that, for certain people, the only way to glorify women's loving need to include a line that put down homosexuals.





    HOMOPHOBIC SONGS THAT DOESN'T ADVOCATE VIOLENCE
    Ideally, I would rather separte the violent songs from the one that are homophobic, but doesn't incite to violence. If you find a song listed above that you think would fit better in this cathegory, let me know and I will move it.

    Bounce Bout (1998) – Mr. Vegas
    ... .Album: Reggae Max: Mr. Vegas (Jet Stars) (October 25, 1998)
    ... .Album: Reggae Hits vol.24 (Jet Stars) (November 30, 1998)
    .....Single: Bounce Bout (1998) (label: El Paso) (riddim: Mumps or Filthy)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Slightly homophobic. Another song that is slightly homophobe made by Mr Vegas is SHOUT IT OUT (1999) "Freak out... Yuh tek di wrong road wi a shout it out. Long time ina di closet an wah screechie out". The lyrics can be found at that link: Shout It Out . That song is available on Reggae Hits 25.
  3. Couple Up (2009) – T.O.K.
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2009 (June 30, 2009) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Our World (August 25, 2009) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Me And My Dawgs / Couple Up (label: VP Records) (riddim: –)
    .....Lyrics: Not found.
    .....Note: Promoting discrimination towards gay men: 'we no wanna see no buggaman (gay) or screwface", plus a few more related lines in the first verse that I don't understand. Good example of typical homophobic statement, but that takes a different perspective in the context where the song came out an was promoted. You see, TOK signed a similar document to the Reggae Compassionate Act on August 13 2009 in Zurich, in order to perform there. That song came in late June 2009, on the album Reggae Gold 2009 (videoclip: June 23 and album June 30). The song was featured on TOK new album ' Our World', which was released two monts later, on August 25. The single for that song was released around August 6th. So up to you to figure out if TOK's Compassionate Act have any meaning when as the same time they sign such a document they are releasing that song in paralel.

    Dem A Sissy (2007) – Assassin (aka: Move Like Sissy) (aka: Sissy)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best vol.37 (November 20, 2007) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Don Corleon Presents: Silver Screen Riddim (September 10, 2009) (Don Corleon Records)
    .....Single: Nove Like Sissy (June 2007) (label: Don Corleon) (riddim: Silver Screen)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: Fully homophobic, but doesn't advertise violence. The song seems to be available commercially only in September, but appeared in June on DJ mix CDs.

    Ganja Smoke (1999) – Ward 21
    .....Album: Strictly The Best Vol. 25 (2000) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Mentally Disturbed (by Ward 21) (November 6, 2001) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....Single: Haters (1999) (label: Jammys) (riddim: Bada Bada)
    .....Lyrics: Not found.

    Gimmie Likkle (2008) – Beenie Man (aka: Pickney Nah Hold Mi Dung) (aka: Pickney Nah Hold Yah Dung)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best Vol. 39 (November 25, 2008) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Bornso Riddim Album (April 19, 2009) (Bornso Records)
    .....Single: Pickney Nah Hold Mi Dung (July 2008) (label: Born So) (riddim: Gimmi Likkle)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: With a title like Pickey Nah Hold Mi Dung (patoi for children will not hold my penis), According to UrbanDictyionary, the word "dung"usually meens "poop' in Jamaican language, but in the context he use it for penis (correct me if I made a false interpretation). Beenie Man is wrongly reinforcing the misconception that homosexuality is the same thing is pedophilia. When you listen to the lyrics "It's a man to a woman collabaration, It funny how some man change di situation, sum man dem nuh undastan the gal program". He knows better than associating pedophilia with homosexuality, but that's the card he has been playing for a long time to get away with his homophobic lyrics, he is just playing hypocrite and reinforcing stereotypes. The title is also written Pickney Nah Hold Yuh Dung.

  4. Girls Time (2000) – Mr. Vegas
    .....Album: Strictly The Best Vol. 25 (November 14, 2000) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Damn Right (July 10, 2001) (Greensleeve Records)
    .....Single: no single found
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: –

    Infiltrate (1997) – Sean Paul
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 1998 (May 19, 1998) (VP Records)
  5. .....Album: Stage One (March 21, 2000) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Infiltrate (1997) (label: 2 Hard) (riddim: Playground)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: I could use a second oppinion for this one. To me, this is an homophobic song: "Chorus: Woman nuh waan nuh bait... (logically refering to lesbian)... Verse: dem nah waan nuh dude, whey never inna di mood, And dem nuh waan no little boy wid nuh gal attitude"
  6. Kill Di Dance (2004) – Kardinal Offishall & Akon (aka: Kill The Dance)
    .....Album: Riddim Driven: Kopa (May 10, 2005) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Kill Di Dance (7-inch single) (November 2004) (Black Chiney Records) (riddim: Kopa)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    Mistake (2000) – Beenie Man
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol. 28 (November 9, 2000) (Jet Star Records)
    .....Lyrics: Not found

    Move Like Sissy (2007) – Assassin
    ..........See: Dem A Sissy

    Must Come A Road (2008) – Mr. Vegas (aka: Mus Come A Road)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best vol.39 (November 24, 2008) (VP Records)
    .....Single: info to come
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: released approx, in May 2008.

  7. Never Get Down (1999) – Capleton (aka: Dutty Life)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best Vol. 23 (1999) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Dutty Life (Never Get Down) (1999) (label: Wall Street) (riddim: Sledge)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: Is the whole song refering to homosexuality... not too shure. But my understanding of Jamaican patois is not perfect. If yes, then the Biblical fire is part of the lyrics an probably directed against homosexuals.

  8. Next 50, The (2012) – Tony Rebel (aka: Jamaica Pass 50)
    .....Album: no album found
    .....Single: no single found
    .....Lyrics: Partially found
    .....Note: This song was performed for the official concert of Jamaica's 50th Independence Anniversary, on August 6 2012. I haven't found an official single for that song on the Internet. It might have never been available to purchased officially, unless it was marketed with a different title. It can be listened on YouTube. You can learn more about the context by reading this article on the Jamaica Gleaner page or listen to the performance on YouTube .
  9. Number One (1998) – Beenie Man
    .....Album: Reggae Hits vol.24 (Jet Stars) (November 30, 1998)
    .....Album: Dancehall Xplosion '99 (Jamdown Records) (May 4, 1999)
  10. .....Album: Hi-Profile Presents: Baddis (VP Records) (1999)
    .....Album: Olympic Legacy (PMI) (digital download) (May 13, 2012)
    .....Single: Number One (1998) (label: Hi-Profile) (riddim: Baddis)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Partial lyrics found: "Versace him a bugger man / still him clothes wear by de mos' bad man."
  11. Nuh Play Chess (1999) – Madd Anju (aka: Meh Nuh Play Chess)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2000 (May 23, 2000) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Meh Nuh Play Chess (1999) (label: Da Brat) (riddim: Rat Patrol)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: This is the type of song that I can easily tolerate in the 'homophobic' patern... Although, wouldnt it be nice to live in a world without the promotion of intolerence?

    Nuh Ramp Wid We (2011) – I-Octane (aka: No Ramp Wid We)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2011 (June 28, 2011) (VP Records)
    .....Single: No physical single found. Probably only released digitally. (January 2011) (label: Cash Flow Records) (riddim: Bus Stop) (videoclip: March 2011)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: A good example of a song that focus on homosexuality.As far as I read the song, it's fully dedicated to the subject, not only a few lines. VP is deliberately playing games with the promotion of homophobia in reggae music: they put two homophobic songs back to back on this compilation ( 'Nuh Ramp Wid We' and 'How Mi Feel'), right after the song 'Jah Army' where you can hear Buju Banton doing a duet with Stephen Marley. Banton's voice was recorded while doing time in prison. I'm not saying that the song 'Jah Army' as anything connected with those two other songs, when it was initially recorded. But I wouldn't be surprised that VP made a concious effort of linking the three together on the compilation, considering Buju Banton's past and feeding the myth that his incarceration have something to do with the 'gay lobby'. Plus the song 'Jah Army' starts with a gun shot. What is that sound sample doing in the beginning of a song called 'Jah Army' anyway, what is the message being promoted here?
  12. Old Crook (2001) – Mister G (the artist is also named Goofy)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2002 (May 21, 2002) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Old Crook (2001) (label: Studio 2000) (riddim: Nine Night)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think any violence is adveretised in that song. The particla lyrics that I found:"Debbie ah your friend and your man she a look/But your boyfriend don't wan't no old crook/Bout she a fish (homosexual), she bite the wrong hook/WOOOOOOOY, laugh after dem..."

    Pickney Nah Hold Yuh Dung (2008) – Beenie Man
    ..........See: Gimmie Likkle

  13. Safe Sex (1999) – Sean Paul
    .....Album: Greensleeves Reggae Sampler 19 (June 15, 1999) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....Single: Safe Sex (label: In The Streetz) (riddim: Godfather)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: –

    Talk How Mi Feel (2011) – Assassin (aka Agent Sasco)(aka: How Mi Feel)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2011 (June 28, 2011) (VP Records)
    .....Album: The Ultimate (September 6, 2011) (Tad's Records)
    .....Album: Phantom Vol.2 (May 15, 2012) (Tad's Records)
    .....Single: No physical single found. Probably only released digitally. (February 2011) (DJ Frass Production)
    .....Note: The videoclip was issued in April 2011.The song became a No. 1 single in August 2011.
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: That song seems to be making a social comment about skin bleaching, a fasion that became popular in Jamaica around 2010. Comments from website One876Entertainment: "DJ Assassin has dropped a hard-hitting single that hits out at the effeminate activities by males in the dancehall such as bleaching, tattoosin the back, and fashion statements that blur the lines between cross-dressing and self-expression". The song is at least making a few references to homosexuality by using the term 'fish' and 'rape people pickney', as in Jamaican society, it's common to confuse homosexuality and pedophily, thanks to religion and dancehall singers. I only listened to the version that last 1m30 secs. There is also a 3 mins version, so maybe additional lyrics. 'VP is deliberately playing games with the promotion of homophobia in reggae music: they put two homophobic songs back to back on this compilation ( 'Nuh Ramp Wid We' and 'How Mi Feel'), right after the song 'Jah Army' where you can hear Buju Banton doing a duet with Stephen Marley. Banton's voice was recorded while doing time in prison. I'm not saying that the song 'Jah Army' as anything connected with those two other songs, when it was initially recorded. But I wouldn't be surprised that VP made a concious effort of linking the three together on the compilation, considering Buju Banton's past and feeding the myth that his incarceration have something to do with the 'gay lobby'. Plus the song 'Jah Army' starts with a gun shot. What is that sound sample doing in the beginning of a song called 'Jah Army' anyway, what is the message being promoted here?

    Teck Weh Yuhself (2007) – Mr. Vegas (aka: Teck Weh Yuh Self)
    .....Album: Hot It Up (August 13, 2007) (Delicious Vinyl)
    .....Album: Reggae Hits 37 (October 25, 2007) (Jet Star Records)
    .....Album: Reggae Rhythms (August 14, 2011) (Vanilla OMP) (digital only?)
    .....Album: The Best Of Jamaica (August 14, 2011) (Vanilla OMP) (digital only?)
    .....Single: Tek Weh Yuh Self (clean/Instrumental/ACAP)/We Nuh Want Nuh Friend (9Dirty) (format: CD single) (riddim: Dutchie Pot)
    .....Single: no 7-inch single was found (the song was posted on YouTube on May 24, 2007)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: The videoclip seems to be a combination of two different clips: We Nu Want Nuh Friend/Teck Weh Yuhself. Tthis songis slightly homophobe but itdoesn't advertised violence, although the song and video for WE NUH WANT NUH FRIEND (which can be found on this page) does promote violence. Also the videoclip was shot in ruins were people are dancing infront of a graffiti saying 'Take Sleep, Mark Death'... only a coincidence?
  14. unknown title (2011) – Blakk Rasta
    .....Album: Born Dread (May 7, 2011) (Blakk & Tuff)
    .....Single: –
    .....
    Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: 'In an interview with Ghanamusic.com about his new album some weeks ago, Blakk Rasta said he touched on the issue of homosexuality because Rastafarianism, which he practices, frowns on it'. (GhanaWeb, January 2011) (if you know the title of the song, yu can write me at irieites72(at)yahoo (dot).ca
  15. Warn Dem Counteraction (Mavado Diss) (2007) – Vybz Kartel
    .....Album: -
    .....Single: Warn Dem Counteraction (riddim: After Dark)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: This song is Vybz Kartel verbally attacking dancehall artist Mavado, telling him that he has battyboy blood running through his veins. The conflict, similar to the one between Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, started at the end of 2006 and was well feed until late February 2007. More information can be found on Wikipedia. Vybz Kartel also recorded a second song on the same riddim: 'Criminal War' .

    Warrior Cause (2001) – Elephant Man & Spragga Benz
    .....Album: Strictly The Best Vol. 27 (November 20, 2001) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Warrior Cause (2001) (label: Natural Bridge) (riddim: Rice & Peas)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: Violent song, but not directed towards gays (at least, not from my understanding of the lyrics). Include the line: "Some a fool some a fassy some a nerd a it".

    We Nuh Like (1997) – Spragga Benz
    .....Album: Showtime Jam (January 27, 1998) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 1998 (May 26, 1998) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol.23 (May 9, 2000) (Jet Star Records)
    .....Single: We Nuh Like (7-inch single) (1997) (X-Tra Large Records) (riddim: showtime)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    We Nuh Want Nuh Friend (2007) – Mr. Vegas (aka: We Nuh Want Nuh Friend From Dem)
    .....Album: Hot It Up (August 13, 2007) (Delicious Vinyl)
    .....Single: Tek Weh Yuh Self (clean/Instrumental/ACAP)/We Nuh Want Nuh Friend (9Dirty) (format: CD single) (riddim: Power Cut)
    .....Single: no 7-inch single was found (the song was posted on YouTube on May 24, 2007)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: he video also promote violence. Over the years, I tough this artists was only slighly homophobic, without preaching violence, but I was wrong. The album 'Hot It Up' also haveat least one other homophobic song: TEK WEH YUHSELF (included on this page). The song MEK DEM R.I.P. also seems to be an homophobic song. Lyrics of the song BLOODSTAIN should also be checked.Apparently Mr. Vegas has said in recent interview that he stoped singing homophobic songs, but this should be double checked as a performance in Amsterdam in February 2011 he performed WE NUH WANT NUH FRIEND.
  16. Weed Indeed (1999) – Sean Paul & Looga Man (the artist is also named Luga Man)
    .....Album: Smoke The Herb: The 2nd Pound (October 26, 1999) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Weed Indeed (1999) (label: –) (riddim: Mean Girl)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: Recorded on the 'Mean Girl' riddim. I haven't found a single release for that song. Sightly homophobic with lyrics sang by Looga Man: " mi ge badman di spliff, and me nah guh gay, gay, come advise him, tell dat keep away"
  17. Zion (2002) – Beenie Man
    .....Album: Dancehall XPlosion 2003 (July 22, 2003) (Jamdown Records)
    .....Single: Zion (7-inch single) (2002) (Young Blood Records) (riddim: Escalade)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    NOTE: A few more songs with references to homosexuality: Vybz Kartel 'Cake Soap'. 'H' on Gay Jamaica Watch writes: 'Now we have arrived at the "Cake Soap" [skin bleaching or rubbing as it is called in Jamaica] era and we all know who is leading that charge none other than the "teacher" Vybz Kartel who is quick to disassociate himself to any homosexual references in the song's first line "Mi nuh love man so tek yuh mind offa mi" (I don't love men so take your mind off me) so clearly while the metro-sexual lifestyles are being tolerated there is still an underlined belief that it is gays who really start or do more of these now mainstream trends than heterosexuals."Lyrics: Cake Soap




    WHAT ABOUT THE SELECTAS THAT PROMOTE VIOLENCE?
    Jamaican selectas (aka DJ's in Western english) often benefit from a huge popularity and sometimes travel overseas. Ricky Trooper is a good example. He is a popular Jamaican music selector who voiced his violent opinion, branding a gun, about LGBT pressure on violent dancehall songs and concerts cancelled overseas. It was recorded in a Jamaican yard and posted the day after on YouTube (March 2010). It seems to got a lot of attention. In a December 2010 article, Jamaica Gleaner's journalist Mel Cooke wrote "In one case, though, there seemed to have been a strong possible cause for the effect (speaking of US Visas being revoked) - in a March 21 post on OvaDiWallEnt's YouTube channel under the title 'Ricky Trooper Tells All', the selector spoke extremely frankly, brandished what seemed to be a real handgun but he later said was a lighter and demanded, "put dis pon YouTube!" The video was duly posted." You can find the link to this violent clip in the NEWS & HISTORY section, look under March 21, 2010. Ricky Trooper is just one example. Unfortunatlely, probably a lot of other selctors (aka: Selectas) glorify violence towards gays between songs.






    CALYPSO
    TEXT FROM CAISO WEBSITE: Believe it or not, in sharp contrast to dancehall, homosexuality is one of the topics that calypso has handled with some of its sweetest ingenuity and subtlest imagination. Not all the time, of course. But surprisingly often. Whether you simply love the calypso artform and Trini culture or you have a personal or family connection to the topic, join in a tent-like atmosphere where we will take in some two dozen recordings of fascinating calypsoes from the 1950s to the present that display surprising wit and intelligence in their treatment of same-sex love. The presenation is entitled: 'Patricia gone with... Millicent?' and is available for listening on the Internet in an audio format with slides. Building on published research by retired UWI professor Gordon Rohlehr, one of the pre-eminent scholars of calypso, cultural organizers Colin Robinson, Charleston Thomas and others have collected some 30 recordings from the 1950s to the present that “show remarkably witty treatments of the topic”. “It’s not the only approach to homosexuality in calypso,” Robinson continues. “There is moralizing, scorn, violence, ridicule. But unlike Jamaica, playfulness seems to be the dominant approach in our indigenous music. And to me homosexuality is one of the topics to which calypso has brought some of its subtlest imagination and sweetest ingenuity.” (More on the links below).  
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    CAISO: Patricia Gone with... Millicent?) (Press Release) (Morning TV Show) (The Gaurdian) (CAISO website)

    NOTE: This presentation is very interesting. The running time is 1 hours and 52 minutes. At time of writing, there was an audio problem in the middle of the document that last 26 minutes, but it is still worth listening in a whole. The sound is just not perfect during that segment. I also suggest that you listen to the chat with the audience at the end of the presentation (length: 32 minutes). You must contact
    CAISO in order to get an access code to ear the presentation.






    REGGAETON
    Unfortunately, reggaeton music, an hispanic form of dancehall, is not free from homophobic lyrics. A friend of mine pointed out to me that several songs where actually following the same veine as the 'Chi Chi Man' homophobic songs included in Jamaican music. If you have examples that you would like to include here, please email the name of the songs to me. •






    HIP-HOP
    There seems to be a lot of homophobic songs in Rap and specially Hip-Hop, probably a whole website could be dedicated on the topic. I don't know much about that type of music, so I won't include it here. I strongly suggest the documentary HIP-HOP: BEYOND BEATS AND RYMES. It brings a detail analysis of the rampant homophobia in the music genre. But I need to include at least one song, as it make reference to Buju Banton's Boom Bye Bye:

    SOS Batiboy (2002) – Saïan Supa Crew (feat. Brand Nubian) (aka: SOS)
    .....Album: X Raisons [Blue Sleeve – German Edition] (October 31, 2002) (Source Record) (song No.3)
    .....Album: X Raisons [THE INTERNATIONAL VERSION] (June 16, 2003) (Source Record) (song No.5)
    .....Mini-Album: Da Stand Out EP (November 12, 2002) (Source Record)
    .....Single: Give Praise (12-inch single) featuring three different versions of the song on the B-Side (song + instrumental + acapella)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Note: Hip-Hop band from France. On the song SOS Batiboy, they repeat Buju Banton's chorus 'Boom bye bye ina batty boy head' over and over and over again. In order to lauch their album on the international level, the band decided to simply call the song SOS.






    SONGS THAT I HAVE A STRONG FEELING THAT THEY MIGHT BE DIRECTED TOWARDS GAYS
    Its seems to me that the singers avoid using BATTY MAN or CHI CHI MAN in the lyrics of recent songs, so that they don't look officially "anti-gay", so they can get away without having the "GAY BASHING" stamp. I could use a second opinion.

    Bun Bad Mind (2004) – Elephant Man (aka: Yuh Too Bad Mind) (Too Badmind)
    .....Album: Reggae Hits vol. 33 (September 14, 2004) (JetStar Records)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best 32 (November 23, 2004) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Bun Bad Mind (June 2004) (Stone Love Records) (Tabernacle riddim)
    .....Single: Bun Bad Mind/ Hate Mi (12-INCH SINGLE) (2004) (VP Records) (Tabernacle riddim)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: The riddim is sometimes falsly identified as 'Armor Of God'.

    Consuming (2004) – Capleton (aka: Dash A Fire)
    .....Album: Strictly The Best 32 (November 23, 2004) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Consuming (June 2004) (Don Corleon Records) (Mad Guitar riddim)
    .....Lyrics: not found
    .....Note: I haven't found the lyrics, but it' looks like Capleton is adressing another of his fire songs to the gay community. The chorus goes 'We bun dem up, we bun dem up, we bun dem up... Consuming, I can see what the wicked man are doing'.

  18. Hits Pon Toppa Hits (2006) – Capleton
    .....Album: Strictly The Best 35 (November 21, 2006) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Hits Pon Toppa Hits (July 2006) (Don Corleon Records) (Foundation riddim)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: Capleton stressing that the people can't touch his hits, probably focussing on the chi chi man debate and enumerating his hits, several of them being homophobic songs.

  19. Mek Dem R.I.P. (2007) – Mr. Vegas (aka: Mek Dem RIP)
    .....Album: Hot It Up (August 13, 2007) (Delicious Vinyl)
    .....Album: Drumline Riddim/Timeline Riddim (February 24, 2009) (Black Chiney Records)
    .....Single: not single were found (riddim: Drumline)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: I coudn't found the lyrics, but I'm mostly sure I hear 'fassy' in the chorrus. Lyrics are quite violent. To be confirm if this song is directed towards gays. See WE NUH WANT NUH FRIEND (upper on this page) for more details.
  20. Money Changer (2008) – Mavado
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2008 (June 3, 2008) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Mr. Brooks... A Better Tomorrow (March 3, 2009) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Money Changer (February 2008) (label: Juke Boxx) (riddim: Final Warning)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: I could get a second opinion for this one, but with lyrics like: "Ghetto youth, don't bow, don't fuck no batty... ah nuh sell ur soul fi change a gillopy (loose vagina), chase see a man ah run, inna one car well flashy (who), nuff bow long time fe Versace and a wear tight pants and trace like mumma lashy, luv people tings say dem rear dem go dashy", it seems either directed towards gay men or adressing anal sex in the heterosexual comunity. While we are at it, the song 'LIFE Of A G' (the 'G' being for gangsta) has some references to homosexuality when he says 'Hottest set ah gal dem pussy tight, and dat the badmind dutty fucker dem nuh like... Nuh goh sit inna nuh lap'. Lyrics: Found.

    Must Get A Beaten (2005) – Buju Banton & Peter Tosh
    .....Album: Ketch Di Riddim: Get A Beaten (November 14, 2005) (Rocky One Records)
    .....Single: Must Get A Beaten (May 2005) (Rocky Gibbs Records)
    .....Lyrics: not found
    .....Note: Buju Banton made a cover of the classic Peter Tosh track THEM A FI GET A BEATEN. Out of a coincidence(!), this song happened to be covered during the time that Buju Banton had his court case for being accused of taking part in a mob who broke into a house and beat up 6 gay men in June 2004. In August 2005, it reached number one in the New York and South Florida Reggae charts. For more information about Buju Banton being charged for participating in the mob, check the History & News section of this website in June 2004.

    Or Wah (2004) – Capleton
    .....Album: Reign Of Fire (October 26, 2004) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2005 (June 21, 2005) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Or Wah (October 2004) (label: Renaissance Records) (riddim: Stepz)
    .....Lyrics: not found
    .....Note: Again not fully sure about this one, but seems like another homophobic anthem. Capleton used the song 'Or Wah' in 2004 to open up his concerts and then followed with the song 'Bun Out Di Chi Chi'. The song goes: 'Burn dem, burn dem, burn dem... (if they) don't change, we gon' do somethin' about it !'. Then the rest of the lyrics are completely incomprehensible, at least for me.

    Toppating (2005) – Capleton (aka: Toppa Tings)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2006 (June 20, 2006) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Toppa Tings (December 2005) (Don Corleon Records) (Sweat riddim)
    .....Lyrics: Found

    More of these?
    .....Even if the title of Assassin's song 'Step Pon Dem' (recorded in 2004) could lead to think that it maybe an anti-gay song, the rest of the lyrics doesn't seems to go in that direction. I could use a second opinion. I read on a website that it was a Kartel diss... (song sent towards Jamaican artist Vybz Kartel). To understand the context of the word 'diss' see upper in this section, under the song 'Nuh Par Wid'. There is Sizzla's 'Be Strong' (recorded in 2005) where he probably refers to gays when he sings 'A lot of people out there wish for me to fall, I'm not scared--I pray to He who had created us all Evils and the demons--woo! I don't stop with them, Hey, they don't like me? hey,what's up with them? I just can't do without Jah love, Because it's like the oxygen, I'm no in no folly--ah! doh gimme no crap with them'. Does Jah Mason refers to gays in his song 'Team Up' (recorded in 2005), not sure but it could be directed towards them. In the song "Dancehall Champion" (recorded in 2005), Beenie Man sings 'Insecticide me use to spray pest (chi chi man?)... female alone me kiss and caress' and a few other lines from that verse seems related toward gays.





    REGGAE SONGS WITH REFERENCES OR CRITICISM HOMOSEXUALITY
    This website is mainly directed towards dancehall music, but reggae music has also criticize homosexuality over the years. Rastafarians often get their inspiration from the Old Testament and anti-homosexual statement may be express. In general, reggae songs don't use pejorative terms and do not promote violence, but consider homosexuality as a sin. The short list of song that I could find so far demonstrate the huge gap between reggae and dancehall.


    Dancehall Babylon (2002) – Misty In Roots  (aka: Dance Hall Babylon)
    .....Album: Roots Controller (July 28, 2002) (Real World Records/EMI Records)
    .....Single: none
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Notes: The singer enumerate what he finds immoral in Dancehall music: 'You give them evil remedy, That's all you want them see, And I know you give them nudity, violence and sodomy'. A rastafarian pointing out 'sodomy' as evil is not surprising... everyone is entitled to their own oppinion. But it sad to see a roots reggae band who criticize the slackness of dancehall music falling into the same patern in the very same song, by bringing discrimination towards gays.

    Don't Blow Bubbles (1989) – Bad Brains
    .....Album: Quickness (September 14, 1989) (Caroline Records)
    .....Single:–
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: OK that song ain't Reggae, but punk... Bad Brains varied their sounds over the years and made several reggae oriented songs and albums, plus they are also folowers of the Rastafari faith. So that's the reason why I decided to include them here. According to Wikipedia, they made several homophobic public comments and recorded several songs over the years that have homophobic statements. Their Wikipedia page devote a whole chapter on the topic. The chapter finished by a quote from the Bassist Darryl Jennifer, from a 2007 interview, "In Rastafari and even in Christianity, they disagree with homosexuality. That’s a known fact." In the same interview, he also distanced himself from his earlier homophobic statements, saying: "So the point being here, when we first were discovering Rastafari – like any young men or any young women getting into anything – you’re overzealous. Back in 1988, I might have been saying, “Fire burn…” I’m 25 years old! You’ve got to understand that I’m a young man growing, getting into something. Now I’m 46 years old and I’ve learned that that’s ignorant. I’ve learned through the years that we’re all God’s children, regardless of your race, creed, color, sexuality, any of that."

    Fitter Happier (2006) – Easy Star All-Stars feat. Menny More
    .....Album: Radiodread (August 31. 2006) (Easy Star Records)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: Even on my favorite album of 2006 there are homophobic lyrics! In the song Fitter Happier, a cover of British rock band Radiohead, Menny More enumerate what a human being that aim for 'perfection' should be doing... In that enumeration you can ear: "bun faggot fullness... don't kiss a girl than". Furtermore, several times while listeing to their cover version of the Pink Floyd's 'Money'. I tought I had heard a reference to the 'Funny Man''s money, but never posted it on the website as I was not fully sure. After finally finding the lyrics on the Internet in May 2011, I was able to realised that I was wrong. To clear out this issue, here are the lyrics for the song Money found on the Internet The song is featured on their excellent album Dub Side Of The Moon (Easy Star Records, 2003). To my taste, Easy Star All-Stars are one of the best contemporary reggae band, in the studio and onstage. An anectdote that I'd like to share, when Easy Star All-Stars came to perfomred in Montreal to promote their Radiodread album in November 2006, they performed at Le National, a concert hall located in Montreal's Gay Village. The concert hall, located in the beiginning of the village, isn't specialized in gay events, but I tought that was funny to have a reggae concert in the village.

    Frenzy (2002) – Sanchez
    .....Album: Stays On My Mind (February 12, 2002) (VP Records)
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 2002 (May 21, 2002) (VP Records)
    .....DVD: Live Inna Frenzy (June 3, 2004) (Joe Frasier Records)
    .....DVD: Dancehall Riddim Driven: VP Records 25th Anniversary – Live In Miami (June 7, 2005) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Frenzy (7-inch single) (July 2002) (Joe Frasier Records) (riddim: Frenzy)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: This song was extremely popular. It is also the first time I got conscious of the homophobia in Reggae/Dancehall music. From this song started my research.

    If You Do Bad (2010) – Israel Vibration
    .....Album: Reggae Knights (November 22. 2010) (Mediacom Records)
    .....Lyrics: Partly found
    .....NOTE: Well, well, well... I thought that Israel Vibration were above these judgemental songs. This band is one of the greatest reggae band from the roots area and they are still touring and making quality music. I'm disapointed that after all these years of avoiding to write on homosexuality, they choose to do such a song, specially when Jamaica needs upliftment on that topic with all the negativity going around. My two favorite album from the band: The Same Song (1978) and Live Again! (1997). To my taste, this is the best live album in my reggae collection. Simply amazing, the Roots Radics (backup band) at their best.

    Judgement Day (2005) – Warrior King
    .....Album: Hold The Faith (October 22, 2005) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Judgement Day (January 2006) (VP Records) (riddim: none)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: Criticizes same-sex union in the context of the Judgement Day. I don't mind if an artist got an oppinion towards same sex union and I expect people to have one. To express this oppinion in a song named 'Judgement Days' make a whole difference to me.

    Keep It To Yourself (2008) – Queen Ifrica
    .....Album: Don Corleon Presents: Secrets Riddim (2009) (Don Corleon Records) (BFM Digital)...... ••• seems only available for download •••
    .....Album: The Reggae Masters (H to K) (2009) (Don Corleon Records)......••• seems only available for download •••
    .....Single: Keep It To Yourself (June 2008) (lebel: Don Corleon) (riddim: Secrets)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: In this context, the chorus "Keep It To Yourself' doesn't mean be silent about your sexuality, it's rather saying to Western countries, keep your 'nastiness' in your country. After reading the comment she made in an interview in 2007, I find it hypocritical of her to do such a song. Here's a part of the interview: "I'm not going to mince words when I say that homosexuality or sodomy are wrong, but people always have the right to choose what they want to do in life. It's not up to me to go around and impose my beliefs. I'm not going to waste my time to put something on paper that is there to judge someone, I prefer to uplift... there are things going on in the world that are much more destructive to us and we should really be focussing on those larger issues instead of on these things that aren't necessarily the issues we should be worried about". To read the full comment, check the COMMENTS FROM THE INDUSTRY section of this website.
  21. ...Note: A line of the song is: 'No Fish inna me ital dish'. (meaning no gays in my 'pure race)'. It's a metaphore as fish is a pejorative term for gays in Jamaica. 'Ital' is a rastafarian word that comes from the word 'vital'. It means whole/unprocessed, without salt (and vegetarian dish). The videoclip doesn't seems to be available on YouTube, but a part of it can be see in the documentary 'Man A Gallis' (at18 mins), available on YouTube'. Dane Lewis from J-FLAG explains that we have gone from 'Boom Bye Bye' to 'No fish inna me ital dish'.

    Man And Woman (2001) – Bunny Wailer
    .....Album: Rub-A-Dub (July, 2007) (Solomonic Records)
    .....Single: none
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: First composed in 2000. This song was performed on January 13, 2001, in a Jamaican concert (see News & History section of this website for more details, under 'January 13, 2001'). In July 2007, Bunny Wailer released his first studio album in seven years: Rub-A-Dub. The album got a very bad review by Wailers fans, for it's lack of soul and for using only sampling instruments. It is also the first time the song 'Man And Woman' appears on a CD. That's is Bunny Wailer contribution to the 'Chi Chi Man' crisis. Of course, the awful introduction he made at the consert is not featured on the CD, but the song criticise homosexuality in an hypocrital way (in order not to vex his international audience?): singing common theme of a couple in love to tell indirectly how bad it is to be a same sex couple. I would prefer that Bunny Wailer make his anti-homosexual statements directly.

    Peter Botha (1990) – Chalice
    .....Album: Up Till Now (October 25, 1990) (RAS Records)
    .....Single: none
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....Notes: the chorus would be something like this: "Peter Botha is a batty man How can a leader be a batty man?" Wikipedia: Pieter Botha was the prime minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 and the first executive state president from 1984 to 1989. Botha was a long-time leader of South Africa's National Party and an advocate of the apartheid system although, while in power, he did make concessions towards human rights. He was also a staunch opponent of Communism.

    Runaway (2004) – Horace Andy
    .....Album: From the Roots: Horace Andy Meets Mad Professor (November 9, 2004) (CD: Ras Records) (LP: Earmark)
    .....Single: none
    .....Lyrics: These lyrics were transcript by someone who visited my website. "Runaway…  Remember there’s a judgement day when everyone a get dem pay… When lightning and thunder clap, what dem gonna do?  They say them a Christian but then check it out… some are chi chi man, some are lesbian… Go tell em Ras – runaway!  Burn Babylon everyday... Do the right, burn the wrong... teach de youth dem right from wrong... Run away, wicked Babylon"
    .....NOTE: Sad to find this song. I am a fan of Horace Andy music, but finding the existance of this song now leaves me cold about the artist. The song was (made?) released in 2004, at a point where the 'chi chi man' lyrics crisis was reaching its peak... To think that Horace Andy would have release such a song at this point, makes it even worst to me. I share the toughts of what a friend wrote to me when he also found out about this song: 'Massive Attack is an incredibly progressive band in its politics, so based upon his involvement with Massive Attack, it surprises me that he would hold such a negative interpretation of scripture'.

    Spend One Night (1978) – King Sounds and The Israelites  (aka: Spend One Night In A Babylan)
    .....Album: There Is A Reward (1979) (Grove Music) and/or (King Sounds Records) and/or (Virgin/King I)
    .....Single: Spend One Night In A Babylan (King Sounds & Trinity) (12-inch single) (1978) (Label: Grove Music)
    .....Note: There is two different version of the song: SPEND ONE NIGHT IN A BABYLAN (credited as King Sounds & Trinity) was issued on a 12-inch single in 1978. Than SPEND ONE NIGHT (credited as King Sounds & The Israelites) was issued on an album in 1979 or 1985. The song may be considered as the first reggae song written that address the subject of homosexality. There might be a 'regular' single (without Trinity) released in 1978 (to be confirmed). On what seems to be the official webpage for the artist, Penny Reel talk about the song: "Spend One Night In A Babylon', another single from 1978 was written by Sounds following his regular visits to the infamous Columbo's Nightclub in London's West End, while both 'Greetings' and 'Meadow' reflect his strong affiliation with the Twelve Tribes of Israel Movement of Ras Tafari'. The song is featured on the album 'There Is A Reward',which was released in 1979 according to Discogs. Important to say that other websites put this records in 1985. I tend to follow the date included on Discogs as it make more sence. I also read somewhere on the Internet that there is no date printed on the LP... The person who reviewed the album on Discogs, mentioned that it was released on the Grove Music label and that the catalog number printed on the label was KSILP 002, butwas KSILP 003 on the sleeve. There seems to be several releases of tha album, issued on different labels (Grove Music Records, King Sounds Records, King I Records, Virgin Records (is there really a Virgin Records release?), maybe the original is from 1979 and it was re-issued with a differet sleeve later, All this would need to be clarified. The song can be listened on YouTube.

    This is wat Cecil Gutzmore wrote about the song in his essay: 'Even so, the earliest directly homophobic reggae song known to me is the 1978 King Sounds and the Israelites’ ‘Spend One Night Inna Babylon’. This song makes explicit mention of Sodom and Gomorrah and of the fact that these two ancient cities, along with Babylon and Rome, are anathematized in the Bible. King Sounds, then, is simply transferring onto modern ‘Babylon’ – as constituted in what Pollard (1994) has termed Rastafari ‘dread-talk’– the characteristic sin of Sodom. In the song King Sounds embellishes his catalogue of Babylonian abominations by adding to it bestiality. For those advancing the Christian fundamentalist imperative, the essential sin of homosexual behaviour (sodomy) is said to be forbidden by God, and is recognized as a sin so serious as to be punishable by death'. (Text taken from the essay 'Casting The Fist Stone! Policing of Homo/Sexuality in Jamaican Popular Culture', April 2004)

    Unknown Song (19XX) – Ismael Isaac
    .....Album: unknown
    .....Single: –
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: Two people have confirmed me that African reggae artist Ismael Isaac does have one homophobic song. Ismael Isaac is from Ivory Coast and does conscious reggae. One of the two person that mentioned the existance of such song, is a gay activist from Ivory Coast. I heard about the existance of that song in 2007, so it would have been recorded before. His page on Wikipedia shows six albums recorded between 1986 and 2000. I have the album ''Black System' (from 2000), and I haven't heard such on song on it. If you know the name of that song, please email me.

    What Would It Take (1999) – Junior Kelly
    .....Album: Reggae Hits Vol.26 (December 6, 1999) (Jet Stars Records)
    .....Single: I haven't found a single but the riddim is Fattie Fattie
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: The song start with: "I don't judge no man, I condem no one..." I might be wrong but it seems quite judgemental towards gays & lesbians "Bottom-Lesbi fe slay Satan..."







    DANCEHALL SONGS THAT TALKS
    EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY

    All the songs enumerated on this page deal to a certain degree with homosexuality. Probably half of them only have a few lines related through the entire song. I recently tought it could be important to list songs that are exclusively refering to gays. This is only a breif list that rapidly came through my mind... the ones that I remember without going through much research: Badman Nuh Dress Like Girls (Harry Todler), Boom Bye Bye (Buju Banton), Bun Out Di Chi Chi (Capleton), Chi Chi Man (TOK), Dem A Sissy (Assassin), Head Out (Sizzla), Judgement Day (Ward 21), Log On (Elephant Man), MacDoom Dead (Kryss), Nuh Ramp Wid We (I-Octane), Our World ( Elephant Man feat. Demarco).




    SONGS THAT CRITICIZE THE 'STOP MURDER MUSIC' DEBATE
    I have no problem with singers criticizing the situation that we are going through with the 'Stop Murder Music', the cancellation of concerts, the Reggae Compassionate Act'. It all depend in the way it is done. If it's done in a constructive way, without advertising violence, it's healty. Some artists have done it in a respectful way, such as Freddy McGregor (article). You can also found a few more comments by other singers on the COMMENTS FROM THE INDUSTRY section of this website. So far I only have found three songs that are criticizing the conflict. I'm positive there is a lot more. These are a few songs that I found so far: In 2007, Queen Ifrica sang the song 'Below The Waist'. In it, she is moquering freedom of speech by censoring herself when saying 'no mmm man can sleep inna me bed' (read 'no chi chi man can sleep inna mi bed'). In 2006, Chuck Fender wrote the song 'Freedom Of Speech', in it, he criticize the concerts that are cancelled in Europe and America and the music being censored on radio sations. 'Poor people have no freedom of speech!'. On a forum it's been said that this song is his own response to his previous single 'Gash Dem'. I haven't found the lyrics for 'Freedom Of Speech', and I don't think he advertise violence, but it be interesting to go through them. Around May 2009, Konshens released the song 'Fight The Ban', which has to do with Jamaica Broadcasting Commision deciding to ban explicit music from the air... but let's face it, the action taken by the JBC is a chain reaction that was initiated by the Stop Murder Music campaign, 5 years earlier. In 2013, Queen Ifrica recorded the song 'Freedom Of Speech' after she faced opposition towards her homophobic speech she gave at the official concert for Jamaica's 51st Anniversary of Independece (more information can be found in the NEWS & HISTORY section). Other songs that could be considered to be included in this topic is Beenie Man's 2004 response 'Badman Nah Apologize', in wich he only use the 'spiritual' fire to burn gay men. Sizzla has a similar tune in 2005: 'Nah Apologize', but in it he advertise violence.





    SONGS THAT CRITICIZE VIOLENCE IN DANCEHALL
    Several Jamaican songs have been criticizing the slackness included in dancehall lyrics over the years, and more recently the the promotion of violence and gangstarism that is escalading. Because of their culture, it's probably not easy for a Jamaican artist to take a stand againt the violence promoted towards gay men. In that sense, some of these songs are written with a wider approach, a more universal message of fraternity. It's only recently (June 2010) that I decieded to ad this cathegory, so more songs should be added in the future. Click here to look at the list of songs that I found: list of songs that criticize violence or slackness





    SONGS THAT ARE NOT HOMOPHOPBIC, DESPITE THEIR TITLES
    Include is a short list of songs that were initially wrongly included in the HOMOPHOBIC SONGS section. Someone wrote me an email to point out that I was wrong about those two. Click here to look at the list of songs that I found: list of songs that are not homophobic, despite their titles





    REGGAE SONGS THAT MAY CONTRIBUTE TO DISCRIMINATION
    While listening to music, sometimes I hear a song that has a very slight connection to this conflict. I don't want to place them on this page but I feel like sharing some toughts: list of songs that have slight connection




    REGGAE ARTISTS THAT CHOSE CONCERTS
    TO PROMOTE DISCRIMINATION TOWARDS GAYS

    Despite the controverse in recent years of advertising gay bashing in dancehall music, several artists have chose to stay away from expressing an opinion in their songs. Some prefer to do this in interviews (see the section COMMENTS FROM THE INDUSTRY) and some prefer to simply address the topic in concert, between songs. The eight singers target by the Stop Murder Music made onstage comments on regular basis, and some are still doing it, specially in the Caribbean. This specific section is not dedicated to them, but rather the singers who are more quiet in songs but chose concerts to promote discrimination. Any artsits should feel free to make comments about the 'Stop Murder Music' debate or homosexuality, as long as it doesn't promote hatered and violence. Expressing his right to free speech is one thing, but be aware of the consequence that can result from spreading more intolerence. It's up to you to decide if these speeches are appropriate or not. I point theses example because, as a reggae fan, I want to know where my money goes and I don't want to support artists that promote discrimation and hatered towards gays and lesbians. I certainly hope you feel the same way.

    COCO TEA: Paying tribute to Buju Banton, and thinking Buju Banton's arrest on charge of cocaine in Florida is related to a gay conspiracy: The reporter writes: The usual suspects get mentioned (aka: gays) with "them likkle fish deh a fry/cause dem a some Satan spy", which Cocoa Tea sings at three points in Buju. On the final occasion, he adds "set up trap an' tell lie/an come come lock up the I/But Rasta know dem ago die". And Cocoa Tea rests the case with a higher power, singing "you must get justice/if not from man then Jah".
    (CONCERT: Rebel Salute (St.Elizabeth, Jamaica), January 16, 2010)
    (Jamaica Gleaner)

    NOTE: This is the same artist that made the song "Barack Obama" in March 2008. Maybe Coco Tea could take a few minutes and listen to Obama's speech on the It Gets Better project.

    I-WAYNE: Paying tribute to Buju Banton, and thinking Buju Banton's arrest on charge of cocaine in Florida is related to a gay conspiracy: "Sun to moon, male to female. We nuh inna di cow dung ting. No guy cyaa cow Rasta down". "Look how dem promote dem gay man, talk bout yu cyaa understan' dem, yu illiterate," he said, going on to sing "from dem fight gainst Buju dem get bun too".
    (CONCERT: Rebel Salute (St.Elizabeth, Jamaica), January 16, 2010)
    (Jamaica Gleaner)







    REGGAE SONGS WITH REFERENCES TO SODOM & GOMORRAH
    The story of Soddom & Gomorrah, found in Genesis 19 is often used in reggae to warn the listener that people living in corruption will be destroyed by God. Whether or not the artists were referring to homosexuality while writing their songs is unknown, as the sins of people living in Sodom were numerous. I found the etymology of the word 'sodomy' and an interesting analysis of the story: "Is God condemning the people because they were homosexual or because they were cruel, selfish and showed no mercy or compassion to others? Ezekiel 16:49-50 answers many of these questions when he states: "Behold, this was the inequity of your sister Sodom: pride, overabundance of food (in Hebrew this phrase literally means eating to the point of retching...), prosperous ease, and idleness were hers and her daughters; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty and committed abominable offenses before Me." (more from the analysis)

    A friend has also brought up a very good point: some Rastas are not in a position to condemn other people for sexual behaviour by quoting the Bible, as many of them are having numerous children outside of their marriage.

    After analysing the lyrics of seven songs that he owns (aka: Buckingham Palace (Dillinger), Prodigal Son (Steel Pulse), Sodom (Black Uhuru), Sodom & Gomorra (Misty In Roots), Sodom & Gomorrah (Twinkle Brothers), Sodom & Gomorrow (The Congos), Sodom Gomorrah (Horace Andy)), my friend concluded that "all these old roots reggae tracks don't have homosexuals in mind when singing about 'Sodom and Gomorrah'. They have in mind fire and judgement for Babylon. Thats all. In the seventies I don't think homosexual love was much of a target."


    Buckingham Palace (1976) – Dillinger
    .....Album: CB 200 (1976) (Island Records)
    .....Lyrics: A friend who owns the song wrote: "the singer is dealing basically with smoking herb. After saying 'Burn down vatican, kill Pope' it says: 'In Sodom and Gomorrha there will be a whole lot of sorrow'. A general use of Sodom and Gomorrah as a synomyn for something that was burnt by judgement.


    Bun Down Soddom (2007) – Earl 16 feat. Joseph Cotton
    .....Album: Oneness Riddim Selection (Oneness Records) (March 15, 2007)oneOnee
  22. .....Single: Bun Down Soddom (by Earl Sixteen & Joseph Cotton)/ Love Light (by Uwe Banton) (March 2007) (Oneness Records)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: I listened to the song twice and I don't think this song is targeting the gay& lesbian community. I could use a second oppinion.
  23. Jah Jah City (1999) – Capleton
    .....Album: Reggae Gold 1999 (May 25, 1999) (VP Records)
    .....Album: More Fire (May 16, 2000) (VP Records)
    .....Single: Jah Jah City (1999) (label: HMG) (riddim: Liberation).
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....NOTE: A song describing the worst kind a city you can get, filed with corruption and violence... Probably the violence in Jamaica. The song include the line 'Well life we promote which is righteousness, Sodom get a lick! Unno look yah now!' Violence denounced by someone who promote violence against gays.

    Karate (2001) – Sizzla  (aka: Karati)
    .....Album: Reggae Hits 30 (Jet Star Records) (March 25, 2002)
    .....Album: Biggest Ragga Dancehall Anthems 2002 (Greensleeves Records) (November 4, 2002)
    .....Single: Karati (2001) (label: King Of Kings) (riddim: Martial Arts)
    .....
    Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: –

    Prodigal Son (1978) – Steel Pulse
    .....Album: Handsworth Revolution (1978) (Island Records)
    .....Lyrics: A friend who owns the song wrote: "The whole song is not about Sodom but about the parable of the prodigal son, saying: 'Rasta, you who leaft your culture and went into the world of hustlers and thieves, you have to return and know your culture, otherwise you are a prodigal son'. Only at the beginning does it says:.'Desparation has return. Sodom and Gomorrah no deh yah so!' (whatever that means).

    Save The Juvenile (2007) – Lutan Fyah
    .....Album: Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2007 (October 8, 2007) (Greensleeves Records)
    .....NOTE: I don't think this one referes to homosexuality. I just wrote it has the lyrics referes to Sodom & Gomorrah.

    Sodom (1983) – Black Uhuru
    .....Album: The Dub Factor (1983) (Island Records)
    .....Lyrics: not found
    .....Note: A friend who owns the song wrote: "Dub track, probably coming from a vocal song included on the Chill Out album, but probably too far dubbed away so that I wouldn't be able to identify it. In this dub version, it has only a few vocal clips that are not related to the Sodom & Gomorrah theme".

    Sodom And Gomorra (1979) – Misty In Roots
    .....Album: Misty Over Sweeden (1979) (Nacksving Records)
    .....Album: Live At The Counter Eurovision (1979) (People Unite Records)
    .....Album: Jah See... Jah Knows (January 20, 1998) (Snapper Records) or (Recall Records)
    .....Lyrics: A friend who owns the song wrote: "Misty In Roots' Sodom And Gomorrah starts with an intro speech. It goes: 'Sodom and Gomorrha was destroyed by brimstone.and fire. This civilisation will be destroyed by brimstone and fire.' Sodom and Gomorrha is clearly used as a synomyn for modern civilisation in its entirety. Elsewhere called 'Babylon'. Babylon was destroyed. Total destruction will come for the unrighteous, warmongers, idoliters (people who pray to idols)..No lyrics directly pointed against homosexuality.

    Sodom And Gomorrah (1970) – Errol Brown
    .....Album: From Matador's Arena Vol.2 - Various Artists (1994) (Jamaican Gold Records)
    .....Lyrics: Not found
    .....NOTE: The song selection is from 1969 and 1970.

    Sodom And Gomorrah (1982) – The Twinkle Brothers
    .....Album: Underground (1982) (Twinkle Records)
    .....Lyrics: A friend who owns the song wrote: "The lyrics go: 'Jah Jah will be coming with no water but with fire'. In fact, this line deals with God's promise
    .....to Noah after the great flood that there would be no more judgement by water. The sign for this covenant is the rainbow in the clouds.
    .....(First Book Of Moses Chapter 9, Verses 11 to 12). 'We dont want no more Sodom and Gomorrha no sah' only general relation to the Sodom story.

    Sodom And Gomorrow (1977) – The Congos
    .....Album: Heart Of The Congos (1977) (Black Ark Records) (re-issued as a double CD in 1996 by Blood & Fire Records)
    .....Lyrics: A friend who owns the song wrote: "Sodom and Gomorrha were destroyed by fire, it keep on burning" that´s it. There is only this one sentence without so much content.

    Sodom Gomorrah (197X) – Horace Andy
    .....Album: The King Tubby Tapes (2002) (Jet Star Records)
    .....Lyrics: A friend who owns the song wrote the lyrics: "Lord I am crying. ... no love in the city. Stealing and killing. Fighting each others for no cause. It´s a shame, It´s a sin. Remember Sodom and Gomorrha. Sinners. How it burnt to the ground. There wasn´t ten good men in Sodom and Gomorrha. Thats why it burnt to the ground".
    .....NOTE: There is also a dub version of the song named GOMORRAH.

    Spend One Night (1978) – King Sounds and The Israelites
    .....(See upper on this page for more info, Under: REGGAE SONGS WITH REFERENCES OR CRITICISM HOMOSEXUALITY.

    That Day Will Come (2004) – Capleton
    .....Album: Reign Of Fire (October 26, 2004) (VP Records)
    .....Single: That Day Will Come (2004) (label: Gibbo) (riddim: Hardtimes)
    .....Single: That Day Will Come (2004) (label: VP Records) (riddim: Hardtimes)
    .....Lyrics: Found
    .....Note: In the last 10 seconds of the song featured on the CD 'Reigh Of Fire', you can hear Capleton singing: "Bun Down Sodom". This is not featured on the single that last 3m56, featured on YouTube. The song featured on the album last 4m06. Thanks to a reggae fan in California that pointed this one to me.

    And more reggae songs with references to Sodom & Gomorrah
    .....There is probably tons of reggae songs that at least make reference to Sodom & Gomorrah. So instead of having them higlighted in yellow every time I find one, I will simply list them here, once I find a new one: Tribute To Marcus Garvey (by I-Roy) (1976), Third World (by Sonny Okosun) (1992), Know Jah (by Tony Rebel) (1997), I Burn (by Bushman) (1999), Free (by Rob Symeonn (feat. Willow Wilson & DJ Tempa)) (2005), Poor People Must Work (by Rhythm & Sound feat. Bobbo Shanti) (2005), Save The Juvenile (by Lutan Fyah) (2007).






    ARE THESE REGGAE SONGS RELATED TO HOMOSEXUALITY?
    Did the first generation of reggae legends ever talk about homosexuality in their texts outside of using biblical references like Sodom & Gomorrah? Music can sometimes be interpreated in various ways. A few songs cannot be included on this page as I'm not sure if they are really related to homosexuality. What is the oldest Jamaican reggae song that I found that might be dealing with homosexuality? I have all the studio songs that were recorded by Bob Marley between 1962 and 1980, approximately 330 songs, out of these, one song may be refering to homosexuality... I created a different section that can be access by clicking on this link : list of reggae songs that may (or may not) be associated with homosexuality







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