Everyone knows that many of the performers and producers of contemporary dancehall (not reggae—that is another form of music) are hyper-sexist and hyper-homophobic. And so it's odd that one of dancehall's brightest and blatantly homophobic stars, Buju Banton, is set to perform at Neumo's this Wednesday.
From Banton's “Boom Bye Bye”:
Two man hitch up on an rub up on An lay down inna bed Hug up on another Anna feel up leg Send fi di matic an Di Uzi instead Shoot dem no come if we shot dem&mdash
Two men hitch up on and rub up on
An lay down on the bed
Hug one another
And feel up leg
Send for the automatic and
the Uzi instead
Shoot them so that they do not orgasm
if we shot them...
Neumo's is on Capitol Hill, the gay capital of this state (if not the entire region), and having him play in this part of town is tantamount to having a neo-Nazi band perform in the Central District. The show should not happen here or, for that matter, any part of this city.
Banton, here are the keys to your beamer, now get out of town.