After listening to a couple of tunes penned and performed by Kurtiouss, a Jamaican reggae-dancehall sing-jay and songwriter now residing in the US, I immediately began to question the sincerity of some of the media personalities who are task with determining what gets on the air, versus what is shelved.
For those not familiar with Kurtiouss, he is a highly proficient lyricist, committed to only making songs that he considers to be positive, socially conscious, and/or inspiring. Sadly, making this decision means that he gets less airplay, platform features, and blog highlights, despite delivering records that are well produced.
Strangely enough, a lot of the “gatekeepers” are always lamenting on the fact that most of the music being broadcast nowadays are either too negative, violent, or slack. But when presented with message-music, the kind being created by Kurtiouss and artists like him, they outright reject them.
Although his tunes are not getting the kind of attention he would like them to get from traditional medias, Kurtiouss continues to press on. He recently released a single called Genuine, which serves as a good example of the type of music he makes.