'One More Chance' to singWednesday, June 09, 2021
For more than 10 years Ras Slick has been a fixture on the Washington, DC reggae beat, but at the height of the novel coronavirus pandemic last year, the singer/songwriter feared the worst.
He recalls that dark period on One More Chance, a new song he recorded for ITTAI Studio and Kappah Records. It marks his return to music after months of inactivity.
“I was very depressed. I felt lost and thought I was not going to sing again. The song is timely and important to me because a lot of things I said in it are true and I want my fans to get a feel of what I was going through in the pandemic,” said Ras Slick.
The DMV (DC/Maryland and Virginia) was one of the regions most affected by the novel coronavirus, with over 450,000 cases and 8,500 deaths recorded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
One More Chance gives an insight into Ras Slick's state of mind during the government shutdown last year and challenges the coronavirus posed.
From Westmoreland, Ras Slick has lived in the DMV region since 2013. The dreadlocked artiste has built a following there through traditional roots-reggae songs like Humanity.
He has performed on some of the area's top reggae events, including the DC World Reggae Festival and Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.
As the entertainment scene gradually reopens, Ras Slick's immediate plans are simple.
“I am looking forward to touring again and making new music to sing to the fans,” he said.
— Howard Campbell
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