Sugar Bear, Rayvon team up for Sugar Cane
Sugar Bear and Rayvon

It was a fair-sized crowd that came out last Tuesday at the Limelight nightclub in Half-Way-Tree for the official launch of the song Sugar Cane, a collaboration between deejay Sugar Bear and singer Rayvon.

The feedback from the crowd was positive. Both artistes are encouraged by the response.“Working with Sugar Bear a good chemistry. He's a humble artiste that made it very easy to build with. It was a natural vibe, which is the best way to create long-lasting music and energy,” Rayvon told

Splash.Sugar Bear explained how the collaboration came about and the inspiration behind the song.“The producer envisioned that me and Rayvon would sound good together on a collaboration, so he made it happen. The song was inspired by attractive women that we see daily,” he said.

Sugar Cane was produced by Troyton Rami for Black Shadow Records. It is featured on the

Happy Days Riddim.Formerly signed to MCA Records, Rayvon was born in Barbados and raised in New York. To date he has released three studio albums. A frequent collaborator with Shaggy, his hits include

No Guns, No Murder,

Big Up, In the Summertime, and

Angel.The 35-year-old Sugar Bear, whose real name is Jeffrey Scott, is originally from St. Elizabeth. He presently resides in New York. Most of his recordings are produced by Black River Records.“Sugar Bear is a hard-working and energetic person who brings forth an international sound to the table,” he described himself.Known for songs including

Roll It Up, Powers, Pretty Pretty, This is a Prayer, and

Jamaica Mi Born, he shed some light on his journey as an artiste.“My journey has been educational. I am constantly learning about the craft and about the people of the world, as my craft has brought me to different places in the world,” said Sugar Bear.Commenting on the launch of

Sugar Cane, he said: “It was filled with excitement. People showed their love and approval for the song by giving it tremendous forwards and performance anchors. Thanks to all the media personnel and the fans who were in attendance. I especially would like to also thank promoter Stampede, who made the night possible. Thanks to his hard work, everything is coming into place.”

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer

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