Clymaxx: ready for 2017
It’s hard to believe but it has almost been a year since Puff and Roll Up, the single which made reigning Magnum Queen Clymaxx one to watch in the eyes of many Jamaicans.
The artiste has been busy since winning the title and is one of the few contestants from the televised talent show Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall who has managed to remain relevant after the competition.
She performed at several major local shows last year including A St. Mary Mi Come From, Reggae Sumfest and the Portmore Music Festival. As for 2017, Clymaxx is hitting the ground running with a mixtape set for release on January 25.
“Mi have new tunes coming up shortly — Wah Mek Everytime, Crossroads, Baddest Ting... yuh know dat a di real big hit. Mi have a hot gyal tune weh mi want unno look out for as well. So dat a di pree fi 2017 along with the mixtape and the T-shirt line.”
Her latest single Story of My Life reveals the story of a woman who selflessly devotes herself to a relationship only to be unappreciated by her partner.
Released on January 5 by Burkie Boys Productions, and mixed by Grammy Producer Faby On The Track, she transitions between singing and deejaying on the track.
The Jamaica Observer caught up with her following her set at last Saturday’s Magnum Live show at Sabina Park in Kingston.
“The year a run off fast but I just want to big up mi fans from mi heart cuz mi realise seh mi have real fans. Mi win from June and mi manage fi hold up, so mi want big up mi fans,” she told the Observer.
“Mi have to give praise to Magnum for the exposure. In the streets di people dem give mi good feedback, suh yuh find seh dem keep on request fi Clymaxx. Right now mi just a work pan giving dem good music suh dem can continue to request my presence,” she said.
In the past few months, the newcomer to the dancehall scene has worked with several producers including DJ Frass on Puff and Roll Up, Nuff A Dat Productions on Crocs Dem Out and Dakrome on Hot Topic, Baddest Ting and If Dem Diss.
The official video for Puff and Roll Up was released in November of last year and features her T-shirt line which is set to be released soon.
“The people dem a give it a good feedback and love the concept of the video... we incorporated the Magnum in it as well. Big up RG studios for the video production and big up everyone who turned out for the shoot. The T-shirt line is set to launch January 25 but right now mi have some samples on my Instagram page,” Clymaxx stated.
— Sade Gardener