Codiac looks to Young King

Cecelia Campbell-Livingston

Wednesday, March 19, 2014    

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SINGJAY Codiac is planning to make a musical statement with his second mixtape Young King.

The 16-track set — produced by Javier Daley and on Codiac's Hive Mine Productions imprint — is scheduled for release on May 19.

According to the 22-year-old, the tape looks at life and social issues in Jamaica.

"My music makes you stop and think about what is going on in society. It conveys an awareness of the state of our society," he told the Jamaica Observer.

Young King is the follow-up to The Audition, which was released last February.

"My mission is to be a source of inspiration and influence on everyone," he said.

He said he has the chops to make it in the business.

"My name Codiac is derived from six attributes that I possess C is for confident, O is for observant, D is for determined, I is for intelligent, A is for ambition and the C is for Creative," he said.

Codiac, whose given name is Sadiki Bentley, hails from the tough McIntyre Villa (Dunkirk) community of East Kingston. The area has produced dancehall acts including Spragga Benz and Assassin.

He got his musical break last February with the sing Be Your Man.





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