Popular Dancehall selector and occasional deejay, Steven “Supa Hype” Davis, has taken an in-depth look at the highs and lows of the genre as he aims to build off his recent success.
Supa Hype, known for doing good-natured song counteractions of Dancehall deejays, is enjoying the positive reviews regarding his latest singles, She Gone on the Overproof Riddim and I’mma Need Security featuring Munga and Chi Ching Ching. Preparing to go on tour in Europe later this year, Supa Hype says he’s reveling in his accomplishments as a dual threat.
However, the owner of 007 Records was concerned after hearing that a shooting occurred at his St. Andrew studio following an altercation between Reggae superstar, Gyptian and prominent producer, DJ Frass. Supa Hype told TVJ’s Entertainment Report that he was disturbed by the incident; claiming that his perspective on music has somewhat changed as a result.
“A radio station called me about it. I didn’t like anyting to do wid dat. Di only ting I carry is a BB so I’m not into those tings. I don’t have a big ego, so I have a problem with that,”Supa Hype intimated.
Wi under pressure, wi under scrutiny. I don’t play too much bad songs, I play girl songs. It could be a part a me being negligent,” he added.
Meanwhile, Supa Hype implied that the recent murder and drug-related charges laid against embattled Dancehall superstar, Vybz Kartel, could enhance the value of his music given the strong backing of his large fan base.
“His songs are gonna get played harder now. He’s loved by everybody so people don’t really believe all that’s being said. Until we sure, we not gonna believe anyting that’s said about any artiste,” he said.
As for Supa Hype, he explained that he wanted to take part in the recently concluded 2011 Guinness Sound of Greatness competition which fellow disc jock, Ricky Trooper won. Regarded as one of Jamaica’s best selectors, Supa Hype was a notable omission from the competition. However, he claimed that an off-handed comment he made regarding his possible participation may have prevented him from entering the competition.
Yes I was called, I jokingly said to them, if you have a million dollar, I’m ready…Of course, they hung up on me,” he said.
Despite that, Supa Hype expressed that he’s pleased with the progress of his career and the popularity received as a result of his recent songs and multi-tasking abilities.
“Everywhere I go, everybody knows me…as far as I can go in music, I can go as far.”