Gospel deejay Prodigal Son’s latest single is hot! Well depends on who is listening anyway as the single is pure dancehall. Entitled Head Cyannt Hot So bouncy dancehall rhythm really have listeners going…so too the socially conscious lyrics.
"I know some people will say that it is not a gospel song," Prodigal admitted with a smile, but the deejay firmly believes that there is a place in gospel for this single and so he’s making no apologies for it.
"The truth is that although we Christians are not of the world, we still live in the world and this song, Head Cyaant Hot So, is strictly reality," he affirms.
The single, produced by Danny Browne, hits out against the killings and the rape of children that has been taking place in Jamaica. It mentions Ananda, men posing as ‘cabbies’ to do their dirty deeds and asks, Raping babies a that oonu gone to? Mek mi tell oonu, Fada God a watch you.
Prodigal said that he was inspired to write the song after a visit to the female prison, Fort Augusta, where he met the mother of the nine-month-old baby boy who had been sodomised.
"That meeting really had an impact on me … to know that a mother could lose her baby boy is such a manner is really disturbing. This song is my way of keeping the spotlight on these crimes," he said, adding that he recently filmed the video for Head Cyaant Hot So.
According to the artiste, this situation and is not about Christian or non-Christian, "whether demonic force or crime out of control, it affects all of us," the deejay stated. "Some people don’t want to condemn it, but I will be the matyr."
Prodigal, whose real name is Calvin Curtis Whilby was a member of a gang called Fatherless Crew. He later gave up his guns and girls and accepted Christ, similar to the parable of the Prodigal Son.
However, he has been criticised in the past for being "too dancehall" by performing on hardcore dancehall shows such as Sting and other secular events. He says he performed the song recently in Hanover and the response "was good".