Mr Easy teams up with Current Boss for ‘Stoplight’

Nothing ever comes easy for Mr Easy. He had to claw and fight his way to success in the intensively competitive dancehall industry.

That is why when he recognised the talent of emerging deejay Current Boss, he decided to do a collaboration called 'Stoplight' on the Triple Bro Records l label to give the young talent a chance to shine and breakthrough in the industry.

"Current Boss is an inspirational youth, and mi love the ambition of this yute, him wipe car glass for a living and yet him still clean inna the dance every night cause him understand the importance of image. Him even invent a dance for the song and he is out there constantly promoting. That is why the song say from the stoplight to the spotlight! " Mr Easy, whose real name is Ian Dyer, said.

Mr Easy said a chance meeting at a studio led to the collaboration with Current Boss.

"I went to check some people and the man dem play a riddim for me and mi find a punchline and out of nowhere, the youth pull a curtain and just walk in. And the man dem say 'Easy see the yute yah who we ah tell yu bout', and him start deejay, and right away, the vibe hit me and mi say we ah go studio tomorrow," he said.

Mr Easy is not afraid to take creative risks in the pursuit of his craft.

"As an artiste yuh always have to reinvent yuhself an' keep trying and keep working. Whatever the people want yuh have to gravitate to it," he said.

Mr Easy will be part of a Madhouse tribute at this year's Reggae Sumfest alongside Frisco Kidd and Spragga Benz.

He is known for singles such as 'Rain Again' on the Showtime rhythm, 'Funny Man' (Strange Things) on the hit Joyride rhythm, and 'Ah Who' on the Rae Rae rhythm, all of which appeared on Kelly's prolific Mad House label. Other hits include ‘She Drives me Crazy’ for Tony Kelly, which he considers his biggest hit.

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