August 26, 2010
WASP HAPPY WITH HIS CAREER DIRECTION AND NEW VIDEO
Dancehall deejay, Wasp, is happy with the path his career is currently taking. With his management structure falling into place and a growing repertoire of conscious tunes, the artiste is confident of success.
“When you do a conscious song in the dancehall it is so different from doing a regular song. The life span is longer and it has a wider appeal,” the artiste declared.
Wasp used the example of his single Unfair Officer, which was a hit for him in 2009 and which is still getting its fair share of props almost one year later. He also mentioned that singer I-Octane, the fast-rising standard bearer of culture, owes his growing success to conscious lyrics, “not the three-day old dancehall hype”.
“And the thing is that the elders like it and the kids are also singing it,” he said of his no-holds-barred hit Unfair Officer hit, adding that the impact was the same with his previous single, Cry Fi Di Ghetto Youths.
“A lady who is almost 90 told me that she liked the song,” he said, still sounding amazed.
Now that those songs have been tested and proven, the deejay is focused on the Daseca-produced single Nutten Nah Gwaan. Wasp does straight to the heart of the matter with this song, a combination with the proclaimed First Lady of Daseca, Raine Seville
This single touches a nerve and looks set to edge Wasp closer to his ultimate goal – staking his claim on a portion of the dancehall pie.
“I wrote it on the way going to Old Harbour one day when I saw the people selling at the street and realized that nutten really nah gwaan. Raine and I met up at Carib and chatted a bit and she said she like the song Cry Fi Di Ghetto Youth and suggested that we do a song together. The next day she called and I was only too happy to go in the studio, so I did a demo and took it to Daseca and the rest is history,” he laughed.
It was his first time working with the Daseca crew and Wasp has nothing but praises for their professionalism.
“Daseca dem professional and can bring my ideas to life. Working with Daseca you can’t be off key because they are musicians – all three of them play the keyboard. It’s a good learning experience, if you as the artiste are willing to learn,” he declared.
The video, which was directed by Danielle Dyer, had its premiere a few weeks ago and has since been receiving good rotation on Hype and Hit List.