Reggae artiste Bushman has said artistes need to be more educated about the music industry. According to him, individuals like Khago, who took offence to comments he made regarding the state of the business, need to focus on their career and their catalogue.
"It is really a situation where I see that this man (Khago) is getting outrageously crazy. A guy feel like sey because him hot in Jamaica, him hot everywhere. I apologised to him because the comment was not made to offend him. Nuff a dem a rise up because Pro Tool(s) make dem life easier," Bushman further stated that he has seen comments on the Internet where Khago stated that he has never said he was a Rastafarian.
"Mi a defend righteousness and him a sing bout threesome. It's tough for us because of what happened in Coral Gardens. The Rastas that lost their lives, they did it for these guys. Him say me have one hit song, it mean say him nuh know nutten bout music. Mi have hits under my belt, him need fi focus on his career and his catalogue," Bushman said.The artiste went on to say that he has released 10 albums so far and and that if artistes are not careful, reggae music will be taken over by others.
"Khago's two first tunes, the punch lines are not his. Him nah do nuh real music. Him go New York and feel like the world know him. Ask him if him ever go Belgium or Japan or dem place deh. Everyone can get their music free to download, people buy Bushman music. This guy is no one. He needs to work on getting publicity. He has a far way to go," he said.
After calling out Bushman for comments he made about him, artiste Khago is now taking lyrical shots at Assassin.
According to Khago, Assassin has released a song titled Bun Freaky Ras which he believes is directed at him. Khago says that it is his newly released single called Three Sum, that Assassin is counteracting. 'Right now di ting a run slack,/the almshouse fi stop/How Ras a beg three sum? Mi bun freaky ras'
To this Khago replied, that he has never said he was a Rastafarian. "Mi separate religion from music. Mi never tell nobody say mi a Rasta. Mi and nuh man never meet up a Bobo Hill. Dem a look a hype. Everybody can grow locks but a nuh every man a Rasta," KhKhago says he is hurt by what he describes as Assassin's betrayal.
"The first time mi meet Assassin a bout two months ago when mi an him buck up inna airport and the flight delay and mi go sit down beside him and him a talk to me and him a say him see say dem a give me a fight in the industry and how mi fi just gwaan do the work. Him all give me him BB pin and say him want voice me pon a rhythm. Now as him hear mi song him a di first fi jump pon it," Khago said. Khago says that he feels disrespected by Assassin. "Him a move like music police. From Kartel rub out him career, him just sit down and wait till some artiste put out a tune and him jump pon it. A nuh me make Kartel gone a jail wid Assassin book and pen," a furious Khago said.
Since then, Khago has released a song titled Sumn Haffi Fishy Bout You which was produced by Cashflow Records. In it, Khago deejays: 'den a wha make the boy never tek the bribe, when the World Boss box him a Shocking Vibes/ Him spread out like catty wid a licence act/ A di carbon copy of Baby Cham dat ... everybody know say Sasco a pervert so the streets nah give you comfort...'
Khago further stated that when he heard Assassin's song, he sent him a message on his Blackberry, which he says Assassin has not responded to. "Assassin don't have no melody. Him nuh call my name but mi a call dem name. Every year dem do dis song and call my name and try use me as guinea pig. Mi off a mute now, dem fi leave me mek mi do mi ting," Khago said
When contacted, a member of Assassin's management team said the artiste had no comment on the matter.
Artiste Khago is fuming over comments he said were directed at him by fellow artiste Bushman during a radio interview recently.
According to Khago, during the interview which centred around singer Natural Black cutting his hair, Bushman made references to him not being officially booked for any official show in New York. "Him deh pon the radio like him a music police and a talk to Natural Black bout how him trim him hair fi do dancehall. Him a gwaan like him a music referee and a tell Natural Black say him never haffi trim because Khago have songs but never get no bookings fi go foreign," Khago told THE STAR.
Khago went on to say that he grew up listening to Bushman's songs and is now offended that Bushman would make such remarks about his career. "The first time mi go foreign, Beenie Man did have a show fi do and couldn't perform and him ask mi fi perform, after that all a my show dem a me headline dem. Bushman sing one song 30 years ago and if him can sing one song and can get book fi show, much less me. Tell Bushman fi go trim, him a gwaan like him a music God and a gwaan like him holy," an irate Khago said.
When contacted, Bushman said his comments were made towards the music and the state the industry is in right now. "Mi just did a say music nuh deh nowhere and all now him (Khago) nuh do a official show in New York, a people haffi a call him up. Mi just say a ting and if mi offend him mi apologise. Seventeen years ago my career start, so if him offended then I apologise for that," Bushman said.
Khago however, did not feel that this was enough and stated that this seemed like a personal vendetta against him. "Him say it to the whole world already. Mi nuh know a who a pinch Bushman pon him back pocket fi him say dat bout me. Mi never hear a song play fi Bushman when mi go away. A my pickney sugar pan him a play wid. Diss him a try diss me, is a personal vendetta him have. Why him chose my name? Mi nuh want no apology from him," Khago said.