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K.B. Says Stop Government Spying
By Sarah Kirkby
Jul 13, 2016 - 10:32:58 PM

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Rake-n-Scrape superstar, Kirkland 'K.B.' Bodie takes aim at government spying with his new release entitled, "Dey Spyin' Spyin' Everyday".

K.B. said the message music track speaks to the new, digital age of information technology in which we live and the threat of any unscrupulous government snooping, "Government surveillance of its private citizens is wrong, the mere thought of it makes my skin crawl. The song, Dey Spyin' Spyin' Everyday, is me holding up a mirror to our government and showing them for what they truly are when they abuse their authority."

The recording artist said Dey Spyin'was inspired by real world events. Referring to the Bahamas' involvement in the wikileaks saga, the NSA drama and the recent controversy that erupted when several government ministers obtained and referenced private emails between directors of the environmental group, Save The Bays, in Parliament, "I was shocked when I learnt my name, and other environmentalists, were mentioned in the House of Assembly. Although there was nothing damning in those emails, like any right-thinking Bahamian, I felt violated having my privacy invaded."

Dey Spyin' has gone viral on social media since it's recent release. According to the entertainer, the song has received thousands of views on Facebook, YouTube and has made crazy rounds on Whatsapp. K.B. said feedback has been mostly favourable, "Out of 100%, it's been about 98% positive and 2% negative, from political sycophants."

The singer acknowledged that he's even caught the ear of a few elected officials, including the prime minister, "I'm glad that they're taking notice and I hope they understand that there is at least one gatekeeper in the entertainment industry that's holding them to account."

K.B. added, "Just like I've always done, I write to the times. Like when I wrote Turn Her Loose, or Dey Sellin', I'm shining a light on what's happening now and how it affects us."

Most popular in the past for his social commentary and

satirical spin on Bahamian culture, over the last few years and with the rising popularity of social media, K.B. has gained renewed popularity for his more socio-political material, like Jokey Leaders, I Ain't Fa Vat and Hold Dey Feet To Da Fire. Some of which have not received the usual radio airplay, but have become viral hits on the Internet.

"As I have matured, I'm now seeing things about the world that I didn't pay attention to when I was younger and I'm speaking to them, breaking it down and letting our people and the world know what's really going on through my music," K.B.said.

"There are those who would like me to be the old K.B., but I must grow. If they are honest and truly listen to the words of the songs they will see that I am writing about factual events, so I feel justified in the work that I am doing today. Art imitates life, right?

Dey Spyin' Spyin' Everyday is the first single from K.B.'s untitled new album, scheduled for release this fall.

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