Thugy aims for impact

Dancehall artiste Thugy, who is the son of the legendary Johnny P, is seeking to carve his own niche in the dancehall industry.

"Music chose me, my father is Johnny P [and he] made a major mark in dancehall. Every ghetto youth who has their father around aspires to be just like him. He was and is still the reason why I am so passionate about music," the artiste, whose real name is Jaheim Morgan, said.

Johnny P, a well-known deejay from the 1990s, is known for number one smash hit dancehall songs like Bike Back and Look Good.

Thugy is hoping to find his own success with his new single Black Billionaire Boy, which was released on March 17 with swanky visuals including a private jet and luxury cars.

"The feedback has been great so far. We have been promoting the chorus of the song on IG and everyone loves it. The song is really about the fascination of people my age with girls, cars, and the flashy lifestyle. The inspiration came from wanting to have the nicer things in life," he said, flashing a smile.

He grew up in Waterford in Portmore, St Catherine. He attended Greater Portmore High for five years, and then matriculated to St Catherine High for sixth form.

Thugy said his stage moniker reflects his philosophy towards music business and life.

"A thug can be described as being aggressive by nature and so that is me towards music. Aggressive and hungry for my piece of the music cake," he said.

His first single, Humble, was released on February 23, 2020. He released an EP in 2022 called Journey Start, which can be found on all digital platforms.

Now signed to McDonz Records, Thugy plans to announce his arrival on the music scene with a raft of bouncy new singles designed to make a big impression in dancehall.

He is also currently working on an album called Never Ending Vision.

"The word that best describes my future plan is 'international'. I am very versatile and I want the world to experience music from my perspective," he said.

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