August 17, 2010
LADY SAW DOES IT ‘MY WAY’
With the support of her very own record label, Divas Records, and additional backing from Toasting Music/Universal, the highly respected Grammy winner, Lady Saw, will roll out her latest album, My Way, on September 7.
My Way, the artiste declares, is more than just an album. It is a proclamation of intent, a decision and a reality. It heralds Lady Saw’s newfound independence, having severed ties with reggae label VP Records after her 2007 album, Walk Out, followed swiftly by her decision to launch Divas Records. My Way represents the dancehall pioneer at the height of her creativity as she spits out collabs with local and international artistes and takes the reigns as producer on a number of the tracks.
“After being in the business for over 15 years we know how to do it,” the triple-platinum selling artiste assures with her little girl smile that belies the depth of her sometimes over-the-top lyrics.
With nine albums under her belt and a secure slot in dancehall/rap history Marion ‘Lady Saw’ Hall brings her wealth of experience to this project. My Way rolls out an enviable list of high-profile producers, including Tony ‘CD’ Kelly, Danny Browne, Lloyd ‘John John’ James and Stephen McGregor. And it also sees Saw linking with international rapper Eve and homeboy dancer-turned-rapper, Ding Dong.
Lady Saw, who gained notoriety in the dancehall when her potent underground lyrics took on a life of their own and refused to be strapped down, has risen to the top of her game locally and has gone on to gain international stardom with dynamic collabs with artistes such as No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliot, Remy Ma, Trina, Nicki Minaj, Foxy Brown Michael Frantii and Pharrell Williams. It was the No Doubt collab, Underneath It All, that pushed Saw into the triple-platinum selling league and gained her a coveted Grammy award in the process.
My Way, a 16-track collection shows off the versatility of deejay Lady Saw and gives a glimpse into her alter ego, Marion Hall. Among the track listings are “Every Way Mi Go”, “Party Til December” , “Muscle Control”, “5 Minutes, “My Way” and “I Am A Woman” and “Me Hold Yuh,” the remix to Gyptian’s Billboard monster hit, “Hold You.
Earlier in her career, Lady Saw had done it ‘99 Ways’, this time around she is simply doing it ‘My Way’.