Old Wealth pays homage to the Motherland
MIAMI-BASED Neville Thompson is in high spirits after his production, Old Wealth, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Afrobeats Charts in the US on November 24.
“Well, I said to myself that when you do good work you get good results. The song was mixed by Karl Pitterson, who was Bob Marley’s engineer,” he told the Jamaica Observer.
Old Wealth was released on his Buffalo Music label.
Thompson, who has been a producer for 34 years, said he took interest in this project because it pays homage to the Motherland.
“I decided to produce this project because of the lyrical content. It’s about Africa and our history of the slave trade [and] looking at it from both angles of the Africans and the colonialists,” he said.
Thompson continued: “For a song to do well there must be a proper structure to the rhythm and the lyrics and it must have a uniqueness to it and originality.”
He went on to tell the Observer to expect more from him as he has multiple unreleased projects with Terry Ganzie, Junior Kenyatta, Frankie Paul, Winston Flags Smith, and Yami Bolo.