By Rawlston Pompey
- Ladasha Francis is mi name
And singing is mi game
Just to make me feel shame
Dem calling me ill name
Some ah call me cockroach
Some ah call me Mackerel
Cockroach ah cause confusion
And Mackerel plenty bacchanal
- Full of vision, energy and ambition
Strong in heart and conviction
Me Mackerel ‘fraid no competition
But in the land of my birth
Dem wah fi treat me like dirt
Putting me under strain and test
Dem ah plan to put me fi rest
- Coming onto the music scene
Dem ah quarrel and send threat
To dis new dancehall queen
But Mackie nah ‘pon stage yet
- Every dancehall queen knows
Mackerel get blow and give blows
Trying to keep my head up high
Some people want to see me cry
Dem want fi pull me down
But will not be pushed around
Tho’ adversity nah kill nobody
But Mackie ’fraid ah dem gully
- Everywhere Mackerel go
Is some kind ah obstacle
Placed by disciples of envy and evil
Pure in heart and strong in will
Mi getting over with ease and skill
And with all Mackerel trouble
Dem haffi come lyrically respectable
Because me no ’fraid fi do battle
- Dem start social media war
But if nah musical war
Mackerel go keep afar
While fans want to hear me sing
Dem keep on saying nasty thing
An inner voice tells me
Mackerel do not be despair
You are a rising star
- Fi me nah sleep and walk
Just sing for fans and talk the talk
Some to mi face and to mi back
Talking all kind ah crap
Things Jenny seh ’bout me,
Carn meck me fi feel angry
- Mackerel on de plate as relish
Sweeter than ackee and salt-fish
Dem want fi see mi fall,
But carn come up wid de lyrics at all
So dem ah bawl and bawl
Tho’ some ah the thing deh say
Might even be true
Dancehall Queens seh
Tanty Jen ah do it too
- When Jah was crucified
A wooden Cross He bear
In pain, agony and despair
Some spat on Him with smiling jeer
But Jah never respond or shed a tear
In awe some watched and cried
Dey crown Jah head with thorn,
Sending blood dripping down
On the garment He worn
- Dem say mi ah de inimitable
Cause mi lyrics stir up trouble
Tho Dem ah dancehall scene
You ah de social media Queen
On the road to success
Buju seh Mackie, Jah bless
De journey may be hard and long
But be steadfast, focused and strong
- No intent to harm or hurt anybody
Dem still want to crucify me
Tho’ mi hands are clean and free
Dem treating mi like droppings in latrine
Jah clearly never like de scene
Saw mi troubles and intervene
Shatter Queens with Dancehall dream
And declare ‘Mackerel’ Social Media Queen.
Dedicated to the Jamaican Social Media Queen, the inimitable ‘Ladasha ‘Mackerel’ Francis’
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LOL. Mr. Pompey are you a superfan? which one of her chunes you like best?
NO FAN OF MACKEREL
Never heard of her before.
Came across her name and ‘…crazy video and interviews on Saturday night, yes,Saturday, June 1, 2019.
From her own revelations speak to certain vices.
Saw potential for a better quality of life, if led down the right path.
Through the spirit of discernment, just moved to put ‘…some of her thoughts into perspective.’
Sure, if she considers some of the lyrical contents, it might influence ‘…attitudinal and behavioral change.’
This was sent off to her through a Jamaican news portal.
Obviously from a depressed community and struggling with life and a pregnancy at 13 years.
Now to care for a ‘…5 year-old son,’ life can’t be that easy or that nice.
Wishing her well.
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