KINGSTON, JAMAICA - I-Octane's fans have gotten use to a certain sound from him and they will be in for quite a treat when his debut album “Crying To The Nation” is released this fall.
The 14-track album is already completed and will feature some great original tracks as well as some old favourites such as Lose A Friend, My Life and Study Yuh Friend.
Among the original tracks is a combination with Tarrus Riley produced by DJ Frass.
The tracks will see I-Octane showing his versatility as he diverts from his usual sound and records to world beats and one drop rhythms.
The Executive producer is Shaggy's former manager Robert Livingston. The album is expected to create some big musical waves after its release.
"It was a pleasure to work with Robert Livingston. His knowledge and insight is vast and I am sure will boost this product a great deal," said I-Octane about his upcoming project for the producer.
When it comes on to producing hit albums, Livingston's record has already spoken for itself as his Hot Shot project with Shaggy was a diamond seller. His impressive track record with Super Cat is also not to be taken lightly.
Now with his input on this upcoming album from I-Octane, coupled with the singjay's popularity can only bode well for the two.
“Crying to the Nation” was originally scheduled to be released in August of this year, but has now been pushed back to October.
"We were late in getting the ads inserted in the international magazines, and we wanted to the promotion to coincide with its release," said manager Ray Alexander.
Alexander also stated Negotiations with major labels were 90% completed, so everything is expected to be in place when the album hits the streets.
Adding their creative input to the upcoming project are top of the line producers Jeremy Harding, Dean Fraser, Christopher Birch and Don Corleon.