I’m still on that Radiology vibe and I’d like to talk about something that I think many of us have had in mind the minute we learnt about Mowzey Radio’s death. Was he buried along with his Goodlyfe crew partner Weasel’s career? The two have been together for over a decade and while Radio over the recent past before his death was doing a lot of solo projects that music lovers including myself appreciated, there was always a special kind of magic that we experienced when the two worked together. Radio reeled us in through his powerful vocals, while Weasel brought in that dynamic Ragga- Dancehall feel that added umpf to their music.
I have to be honest and admit that I am one of those that thought Weasel’s career had hit a dead end now that Radio is no more. But I have had a change of mind since then. I have been listening to a lot of Goodlyfe music this past couple of days and realized that I loved their songs not because Radio was on them, but because it was both Radio and Weasel. They were the phenomenal and timeless hits that we knew them for because the duo combined efforts and each brought something unique to the table.
So if you ask me if Weasel has a career ahead of him without Radio, that would be a YES. However, it will need a lot of re-strategy. Music lovers and particularly Goodlyfe fans have been used to a certain sound for such a long time, with Radio’s voice in it. And while we love Weasel, his is a style that is very niche and one that on his own may lack commercial appeal. Two options; Weasel tones down on the rapping while incorporating more singing into his style (I’m not for this option because it’s more of selling out). The second option, (which is my preferred one) would be to team up with other vocalists (it doesn’t have to be one) for the sake of being able to appeal to the larger masses, as the Goodlyfe Crew did.
It might be hard for people at first to accept the change (whichever strategy he opts for), they might be skeptical about it, especially if Weasel decides to partner with other vocalists. Some may interpret it to mean that Weasel cannot stand on his own as an artist but hard as it may be initially, people will eventually get used to it.
Although Weasel did reveal that he and Radio had songs that could last upto five years from now so hang in there my fellow Mowzey fans. We will still be getting a lot of that “fresh unheard Radio sound”. The Radio might be off but the music keeps playing.
That said, I do wish Weasel nothing but the very best on his new journey. I pray God give him the strength that he needs and that we as Goodlyfe fans continue to support him and shower him with love and encouragement.