The ongoing surge of violence that has claimed the lives of over 655 Jamaicans since the start of the year has served as the inspiration behind dancehall artiste Demarco’s latest release, titled “Charge Fi Yuh.”
Ochestrated by Producer Ajal and written by the versatile entertainer, the track delves into the crucial yet controversial subject of personal safety and security in these turbulent times. Throughout the song, the acclaimed “Good Book” singer advocates for self-defense in the face of potentially life-threatening situations, expressing:
“Watch di greet weh dem gi yuh, p***y wah yuh dead and nah nuh reason fi kill yuh / pay attention pon di field when yuh dribble before yuh tek mi three mi believe inna prison / God know! it suh easy fi missing, mi nuh start war but mi wi squeeze it fi sitt’n /”
Demarco emphasizes that despite the contentious nature of the lyrics, he firmly believes in violence as a last resort, urging individuals to exhaust all other means of conflict resolution before resorting to aggression.
He states, “I’m simply advising people to be cautious in the streets because the world can be a harsh place. If your life is in danger, defend yourself at all costs, but always try to de-escalate the situation first.”
Producer Ajal echoes similar sentiments, recognizing the need for caution in today’s society while emphasizing the importance of self-preservation. Stating, “In these times, people need to be vigilant and protect themselves. While we value life, we also have a responsibility to ensure our own safety.”
Although not yet officially released to the public, “Charge Fi Yuh” has already garnered significant positive feedback from the entertainment community. The song’s official music video is set to premiere on Friday, July 7, via YouTube, and the official audio will also become available on all major digital and streaming platforms as well.