Dancehall artiste Merciless has again launched an avalanche of attacks on several of his colleagues, as the build up to Sting becomes more intense.
The deejay, who credits himself as a ‘Warhead’, is listed among several other top dancehall acts, who are expected to help make the event’s 26th anniversary a memorable experience.
Sting, dubbed as ‘the greatest one night reggae show on earth’, is set to place at Jamworld, in Portmore, St Catherine, on December 26. And, Merciless has made it clear that he has no intention of being left out of the pecking order.
off the radar
“I’m ready, willing and waiting. From unnuh seh Sting is not a play thing,” said the deejay, known for the songs such as Ole Gallis and Gizzada. A relatively successful year is one that the deejay, born Leonard Bartley, can also claim after temporarily being off the radar.
Now, with another appearance on what should be one of his favourite hunting grounds, Merciless is once again in warrior mode less than 48 hours before his potential date with destiny.
Just eight years ago Merciless was involved in a fierce ‘lyrical battle’ with dancehall heavyweights Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and Ninja Man, where many believed he came out victorious.
This has given him enough confidence going to Sting to duel with old and new nemesis. “Dem a wait pon December di 26th seh dem a wait pon Sting fi war, a cudda karaoke night or gospel fest crusade mi a bring di war,” he said.
At last year’s Sting, the deejay also went on a lyrical rampage and challenged several other artistes to join him onstage in a ‘face-off’. However, it never materialised, as attentions were focused on the Mavado-Vybz Kartel ‘clash’.
isn’t too concerned
With questions marks over the possibility of whether or not Bounty Killer clashes Vybz Kartel, Merciless says he isn’t too concerned of where the challenge comes from.
“When it come to Sting, Merciless seh anything a anything. A mi fuss pop di bees’s wing and mek Sting’s sting sting,” he added.
Bounty Killer is adamant that he hasn’t lost the touch of the ‘Warlord’, while both Vybz Kartel and Mavado are at a truce. This means, it’s now more challenging for Merciless to get a ‘clash’. But that has not stopped the deejay from throwing down the gauntlet and drawing the battle lines
“Anything goes. End of story,” he said. Merciless also said that he’s, by no means, out to cause any animosity as the current atmosphere- except for the Bounty-Kartel saga, is very much friendly, which means good for the future of dancehall music.
“I wouldn’t mind a friendly clash because I have no animosity towards any artiste, but a new is coming and everyone has set there differences aside and trying to restore the art form of the music. The aim is to create a good vibes,” he said.