Kingston recording in Jamaica

Catch Di Riddim

By Kevin Jackson Observer Writer

Friday, April 26, 2013

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Pop singer/rapper Sean Kingston is in Jamaica working on tracks for his third studio album, Back 2 Life.


The artiste is recording at the Gee Jam studios in Portland. Dancehall producer Tarik 'Russian' Johnston is reportedly one of the producers whom Kingston enlisted for the project.


A grandson of producer Lawrence 'Jack Ruby' Lindo, Sean Kingston shot to fame in 2007 with the monster hit Beautiful Girls. His subsequent hits include Take You There, Fire Burning and Me Love.


His last studio album was 2009's Tomorrow.


Cashing in on Money Up


The Money Up 'riddim' has been creating waves in recent months, on the airwaves and in the dancehall.


It is the debut project from the 12 to 12 Muzik label.


Among the tracks featured on Money Up are Step Yuh Money Up by Konshens; Put It On Them by Iyara; Mr Hardie by Bounty Killer; All Dat by Gyptian and Munga; and Hustler by Darrio and Delus.


Vocal duo Voice Mail recently recorded a song on the beat, which is due to be released shortly.


12 to 12 Muzik is the production arm of 12 to 12 Promotions which produces events including Chocolate Bunnies and the annual 12 to 12 Beach Party.


They are scheduled to launch their latest event, Money Up Tuesdays on May 21. It will be held weekly at the Pearnel Charles Arcade, downtown Kingston.


King Rebel tackles crime


Since the 1960s, Jamaican entertainers have come out against crime and violence, whether at dances or in the community.


Singer Aaron Britton who goes by the moniker King Rebel, is the latest artiste calling for peace.


He has released a song titled The Monster, which addresses social issues affecting Jamaica and the world.


A native of St Thomas, King Rebel says he was inspired to record the track because of Jamaica's perennial crime problem. The Monster was produced by Morland Williams of Earth Worm Music.


"Each time I turn on the radio or the TV there's another report about some form of crime taking place in my country or some other place in the world. It is very disturbing and we have to do something about it," says King Rebel. "I'm an artiste that believes that positive words, sounds and power can help to make a change."


The Monster was released just over one month ago. King Rebel is also promoting two new singles, Faithful and Confidence.


  

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