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Producer Charlie Pro steps out

Sunday, March 09, 2014    

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UPCOMING music producer Charlie Pro recently made his biggest career move to date, with the release of his mixtape, Street Step.

The 39-track compilation was released March 1 and features tracks like Jah Never Fail and Always on My Mind by roots singer Bushman.

Other acts on Street Step include the emerging Nagas, Hotfrass and Dhax.

"Not only do I hope it set the pace for me as a producer but I want it to highlight especially the younger acts on the project as they are very talented," said 20-year-old Charlie Pro, who hails from St Thomas.

Initially, Charlie Pro (real name Stevol Hibbert) wanted to be a singjay.

"I wanted to take on the more vocal side of the music when I was younger but I had a slight change of heart and started to try my hand at producing," he said.

In October of 2011, he released his first production, a collaboration with Seannizzle called the Sunrise rhythm. The project featured tracks like Beenie Man and Mr G's Clean Everyday and Khago's Tax Inna My World.

"This project was a great musical step for me as it was my first release and it did well. Sean came on board and we got some of the industry's finest artistes voicing on it. It provided an avenue for me to step out into the dancehall world," said Charlie Pro.

In addition to the Street Step, he is completing two beats


the Challenge and Pack a Peanut. Both carry songs by Stein, Macka Diamond, Bushman and D Angel.

— Simone Morgan

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