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Montari drops street anthem

Saturday, January 27, 2018

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FAST-RISING deejay Montari is making a major impact with the release of his recent single Downtown Street Anthem .

Produced by Jump Fence Records and Locke City Music, the track promotes self-reliance and encourages people to work hard to attain what they want in life.

“The song talks about the struggles of the hard-working Jamaicans while encouraging them to continue in their efforts until they become successful. I believe that this message is what the music industry needs most of all; people need to know the value in working towards their goals,” he said.

The track is distributed digitally by Zojak World Wide on various platforms including Spotify, Google Play, Amazon Music and iTunes. Plans are underway for a video of Downtown Street Anthem to be shot and released in February

Montari's ultimate goal is to gain international recognition. He is confident that his lyrics are relatable and will resonate with the masses.

“I do music that people from all walks of life can connect with, and that is why I know this song will become a hit,” he said.

Born in Clarendon, Montari (given name Yohance Smith) attended Glenmuir High in that parish.

After finishing high school, he relocated to the tough inner-city community of McIntyre Villa (aka Dunkirk). While living in Kingston he received certification in ornamental horticulture and landscaping from HEART/NTA.

Montari said, however, that music was his first love.

“It's in my DNA. My father was a bass guitarist in a Manchester band called Traffic Jam, back in the day. He is supposed to call Garnet Silk's father grand-uncle,” he said.

He said he got his break in 2008 and has not looked back since.

Montari's other releases include Hey Lady, Gal Dem Song, and Money Me a Pree.

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