It’s no secret that Hip Hop Artist Drake is a fan of Jamaica’s music culture. From his choice of slang, to his affiliations, to his hometown being chock full of the Jamaican influence, it’s only right that his “Views” album gets some of the essence. Off the recently released album, Dancehall Artist Mavado is featured on Views’ 2nd track, “9“. “9” features a sample from the Deejay’s 2007 single “Dying” off his “Gangsta For Life” debut album. “Dying” was produced by DASECA Productions and features Serani. It’s not the first time both Artists have crossed paths as Mavado played a role in Drake’s “Find Your Love” video off “Thank Me Later“, and Drake was a guest during Mavado’s set at “Britjam 2011“. “Views” also sampled Beenie Man’s “Tear Off Mi Garment” on an updated version of “Controlla” which was previously leaked with Dancehall Artist Popcaan. “Controlla” also gave writing credits to Jamaican Producer Stephen “Di Genius” McGregor and Supa Dups. “Tear Off Mi Garment” was produced by Patrick Roberts and was released in 1995 on the “Urkle Riddim“. Popcaan’s “Love Yuh Bad” is also sampled on the Rihanna assisted “Too Good” and also includes Supa Dups in the writing credits. The track was produced by Dre Skull and is featured on Popcaan’s debut album, “Where We Come From“. Popcaan is currently affiliated with Drake’s OVO group. “Views” is now available on iTunes.
Breakout female Dancehall Artiste, Starface is set to light up the stage at Brit Jam 2016. The “Hold My Man” Singer is slated to perform at the “Cook Out Pool Party” which will be held at Wespow Park in Monetgo Bay.
Starface, who is signed to Canadian based label, Konsequence Muzik admits, “I am very excited about BritJam. It’s an event with good vibes, fun and free spirit, so I am happy they booked me for it. I can’t wait to unleash, and show the people what they didn’t get the chance to see at Sting. I feel like I owe it to my supporters, so I’ve already planned an exciting showcase.”
This performance on March 11th will mark Starface’s debut appearance in the second city of Montego Bay. The Brit-Jam annual event, will also feature: Blac Chyna, Beenie Man, Don Andre, Bounty Killer, Mavado, Gully Bop, I-Octane, Demarco, Aidonia, Tanto Blacks, Kymani Marley, Sizzla and Jahmiel.
Starface emerged on the scene after a racy performance at Sting 2015 that became the center of attention. It created the controversy that she was the main ingredient that coerced the police to pull the plug on the annual music festival. Starface was unable to finish her last major performance at Sting 2015, she now looks to complete for fans at BritJam.