Gyptian upbeat as Wine Slow gets recognition in the UK
When singer Gyptian recorded the song Wine Slow in 2011 for producer Tarik “Rvssian” Johnston, little did he know that some 12 years later it would’ve got recognition in the United Kingdom.
On Friday, Wine Slow was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for sales exceeding 200,000 units.
In an interview with the Jamaica Observer on Friday Gyptian said the accolade was unexpected.
“Wine Slow was one of two songs that I recorded for Rvssian on the Rio rhythm, and Wine Slow was the one that was released. Is a good vibes to hear that your song has been certified in any country. You put een the work and eventually you get good results,” said Gyptian.
The Rio rhythm, released by Rvssian’s Head Concussion Records, also featured the songs Baby Girl by Erup and Keida, Out My Head by Hyah Slice, Leaving You Lonely by Jahmiel, Gal Dem Song by Konshens, Nuh Trust Dem by Voice Mail, and Warn Him by Vybz Kartel.
Said Gyptian: “The collaboration with Rvssian came about naturally. We were at the studio holding a vibes, which is a normal thing for us, and the collaboration link up right away.”
Gyptian is gearing up for the release of his fifth studio album for VP Records, titled Gyptian Love. Gal Bounce and Say You Willing To are the first singles that will be released.
Gyptian’s 2010 hit Hold Yuh was certified platinum in the United Kingdom for sales exceeding 600,000 units. It was also certified gold in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America.
He won the MOBO Award for Best Reggae Act (2010) and the Soul Train Music Award for Best Reggae Artiste (2010).