That's one post that's certainly gone off topic, leading to the same old muddy roads.
I don't especially like Sizzla nowadays but, like him or not, he has been the most innovative reggae artist in the last 18 years. As much as it hurts me to admit it. I don't endorse him, i don't buy his music and that's been like that for a very long time. Saying that he is responsible for the downslide of JA music is just "a little" preposterous. Sizzla also does a lot of positive things for people in his neighborhood and doesn't toot his horn about it every day. I don't think people who put him down as a one-sided individual do one tenth of whet he does to alleviate poverty in a country where a lot of politicians are good at... writing elaborate speeches they don't follow afterwards (and that's not specifically Jamaican!).
As for the Mugabe controversy, well, blame it on ignorance, blame it on a system which doesn't cater for its youths, blame it on the ever-rising school fees in JA, blame it on "certain countries" (or is it just one?) which wants every other nation withintheir sphere of influence to be kept low on a leash (whatever leash it is). I don't take sides. The initial post was about the gradual loss of interest or "jadedness" when it comes to appreciating JA music. Never happens to me, when i get tired of a special sub-genres or era, i jump to another, back and forth, thus i never lose interest, from mento to hardcore dancehall. Well, it remained so till the early 2000's with the latter genre. Now, i'll mostly hunt for my dose of recent reggae (using a broad term) in the 4 corners of the world.
Lest we forget, there are also a number of JA artists who have entertained another dictator and been given tracts of land in the country he runs. The name is Gambia, but all too few people seem to be aware of it. Even some of those artists, it seems. Yep, reggae can also be used as propaganda in a different way!