Grimmy Boss defends trap dancehall
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IN recent years, there has been disquiet among music industry players about the increasing popularity of trap dancehall music.

Among the purveyors of trap dancehall music (which is a fusion of dancehall and hip hop beats) are Rygin King, Squash, Skillibeng, Bakersteez and Teebone.

Grimmy Boss is the latest artiste to make a bid for recognition in the trap dancehall arena. After taking some time to observe the music and to learn the dynamics of the business aspect, he makes his debut with Heaven.

“It took me a while to start releasing music officially because music is more than just recording and releasing songs. The business part of it is very important so I was giving myself time to learn more about the business and to master my craft,” he disclosed.

The deejay, who said he was born with the gift of music, is not perturbed by the criticisms being levelled against trap dancehall. He believes the genre can survive and make an impact globally.

“To be honest, I have no problem with trap. Before dancehall there was reggae so, no need to fight change. The music is making an impact and artistes are coming to the forefront locally and internationally,” he said.

Grimmy Boss is working on the release of his debut EP titled Grimmy Fi Yearz. Marvoni and BoneThugz are among the producers he is working with for the project.

“I’ve spent many years working on my craft and now I am ready to show the world what I can do. I’m coming with a hot new style and flow. My songs are lyrically potent and melodious; my rhyme schemes are crazy. I’m way ahead of the game right now,” said Grimmy Boss.

Heaven, his debut single, was produced by Marvoni and Narco Movement Entertainment.

Grimmy Boss, whose given name is Shavon Walker, hails from the community of Needham Pen in St. Thomas.

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

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