Downsound Records Boots Khago? Artiste Says Not So, He Decided To Leave
Downsound Records (DSR) says they have severed ties with artiste
Khago because he was getting increasingly difficult to work with.
According to producer Skatta Burrell, it was on that basis alone that the company decided to part ways with the artiste.
“He was becoming impossible to work with, so we parted ways on
that grounds alone. He has been saying that he only has a booking
contract with us but that is not true, he has a management and booking deal with the company.
The contract is sitting in the office right now with his signature on it,” Skatta said.
Skatta went on to say that Khago is a good artiste, but that he needs to stop walking over the people who had helped his career.
“Maybe he is trying to generate some level of hype by doing this
or maybe him have amnesia cause he has issues. DSR is a management
When he had his issues with Sizzla, if we were only his booking
agents, we wouldn’t have hired additional security for him.
him forget or him ungrateful. Khago doesn’t need to lie because we have
proof with his signature. Joe Bogdanovich has done a lot for reggae
music and if Khago finds it hard to be at DSR and grow, then he
definitely has issues,” Skatta said.
Khago, however, denied claims of a management contract.
“Mi nuh know wha Skatta a talk bout cause him a
Downsound clown. Him a look a hype. I decided to leave DSR because of my
personal issues. I don’t have a management deal with them because I am
still signed to someone else. I have a booking agent agreement deal with
DSR,” Khago said.
“When I went to DSR last year mi book out straight till December,
Joe tell mi sey he will act as a manager and him will do tings like
give me one music video every three months, maintain my visibility on
TV, produce band for me, gimme a stylist and more tings. Unuh see me
inna designer clothes? A nine tings him promise and mi nuh see dem yet,”
According to Khago, to make matters worst, he felt as if he was
unable to speak to Bogdanovich about his lack of fulfilling his end of
“Instead of taking 10%, Joe start take 23% because him say him a
go deliver pon dem nine tings deh. Nobody never book a show fi me
through DSR, if a dem mi a wait pon mi wudda suffer. A Violet book fi me
and she take her 10% and she send the rest a di money come give Joe and him take out 23% out a wha she send and him know a nuh him a book di show dem,” Khago explained.
He continued, “Mi and Joe go farin wha day and mi tell him say me
waan have a reason wid him. When we come offa di plane, him jump inna
him X6 and press gas. Dis come like slavery. Joe nah have no meeting wid
me unless Skatta is there and mi nuh sign to Skatta. Joe always a tell
me say him busy when mi link him. Unuh need fi tell Skatta fi go siddung
cause the first time me go DSR a run dem a run Skatta and tek whe him
bimma key and him a bawl and a me haffi beg fi him. Skatta need fi stop
watch Joe pocket and make Joe focus on music.”