Don Corleon called poison in video rant

Don Corleon - Contributed

Dancehall music producer Patrick Roach took to YouTube during an Irish and Chin interview to make disparaging comments about producer Don Corleon, who he describes as being poisonous to dancehall music.

In the nine-minute video, Roach accuses Don Corleon of being unfair to local producers.

According to Roach, Don Corleon has blocked his progression in the business.

"An yuh know mi nuh too inna nutt'n wid him, because is a bwoy weh gimme nuff fight inna di business behind mi back and laugh wid mi. Yuh si how him cold? Dats why mi nuh too rate dah bwoy deh. But mi forgive him still," he said.

According to Roach, Don Corleon has acted similarly with other local producers and created the myth that he is the major player on the Jamaican scene.

"Don Corleon yuh is a poison to dancehall as a producer, Roach tell yu dat. Yuh mek it bad fi nuff producer a Jamaica, 'Bout yuh is the only producer a Jamaica. Yute dat nuh good, wi a put it pon YouTube mek yuh know that. Yuh corrupt Kartel head against artiste. Nuh mek mi talk di t'ing dem to enuh yute," he warned.



blocked opportunity

Roach claims that Greensleeves Records wanted to buy his first project 'The Emergency' rhythm for US$50,000 and Don Corleon blocked the opportunity. According to Roach, this came to light after a phone call from Greensleeves CEO Chris Cracknell saying 'Roach I can't believe it, Don is so bad mind'," he said.

According to Roach, Vybz Kartel was in the room when he got the call from the CEO of Greensleeves and he placed the phone on speaker so that everybody could hear.

"Yuh a good producer but yuh have dutty heart suh it kill everything weh yu achieve outa music," he said.

The rant continued with Roach asking Don Corleon to change and allow young producers to grow.

When The STAR contacted Roach J.A. Production, the producer was unrepentant.

"I was just talking my mind and explaining what I know. There are more things that I could have said but didnt, suh him lucky," he said.

According to Roach, since the release of the video he has gotten much support from the music industry.

"Mi get over 30 phone calls from people in the music fraternity an dem a seh dem love how mi deal wit it," he said.

Roach says he is not bothered by Don's feelings towards the video and he hasnt' seen him for four years. Roach did not rule out working with Don Corleon again but said that his focus was elsewhere. All attempts to make contact with Don Corleon proved futile.  

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