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Pritti Shu

Introducing Dancehall Music’s super talented and most outlandish artist, PRITTI SHU, hailing from Huntley Castle, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica West Indies!

PRITTI SHU’s love for music and the expression of thought drives his desire to create. He began his music career in 2012 when he recorded his first track, “High Roller” at DownSounds Records in Kingston, Jamaica. For the next ten years SHU would continue to develop his sound while making a big name for himself in the local street dance circuit in Jamaica.

SHU’s capability to blend his unique melodies over a variety of riddims to compose different genres of music sets him apart from the rest. “My music and the melodies I possess are very versatile and my image is one-of-a-kind. I am the ‘Melody-Genie‘ and I haven’t heard any Deejay with my sound as yet. My style of Dancehall music can mesh with R&B, Pop or Afro-Beats sounds. Each song carries a different vibe.”

He is a man of many talents. Besides being a Deejay, he is also a music producer, commercial model and an entrepreneur, serving as CEO of his company, Essential Construction, LLC. “I take pride in all that I do. I have a love for making music and I am a skilled carpenter. I also dabble in modeling which is a fun hobby for me…after all I am PRITTI SHU! (Laughing) Whichever position seems to fit I’m ready for it. I make sure what needs to get done is done. In the end I want to make sure my team is happy and my family is secure.”

When asked what his views are on the current state of Dancehall music, SHU had this to say, “The quality of the music now compared to the quality of the music back in the 80’s and 90’s is definitely different. Today’s music is not as authentic. The beats are being modernized and the lyrics are not as potent, but they’re still deliverable. People still love our music and our culture despite what is being produced.”

SHU’s musical influences come from his personal experiences. He writes songs that his fans can relate to about life and how it impacts his family, friends and others in his surroundings. “The greatest challenge I face as an artist is getting my music on a platform broad enough to reach people from all walks of life. My sound brings good vibrations that people across the world need to hear!” Like his favorite artist, the late great BOB MARLEY, SHU spreads messages of love and consciousness through his music.

PRITTI SHU is busy working on his upcoming EP while producing music for fellow artists, building up his company and performing his latest track, “DISRESPECT“, for adoring fans. “I strive to be the best in whatever I do. I have two sons who look to me as a role model and I plan to show them the right way. I will continue to perfect my craft and create fantastic music for the world. In due time I will be the face of Dancehall Music and make an indelible mark on this industry. Only great things to come!”

Follow PRITTI SHU on social media for new music and performance updates and his YouTube Channel for visuals.

Instagram: @prittishu

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Legendary Artist, new music, NEW SINGLE, Reggae/DanceHall artist, SINGER, visionary

MAXI PRIEST “united state of mind”

I had the pleasure of conversing with the incomparable MAXI PRIEST about his latest project, “UNITED STATE OF MIND“, an album he composed alongside ROBIN TROWER and LIVINGSTONE BROWN. “This project is a musical journey, the title says it all. The world is hurting right now. We are dealing with racism, oppression and Covid-19. We are all thinking of a new way and trying to adjust to the times.”

MAXI PRIEST is an international superstar who gave rise to reggae fusion and has achieved an immense amount of success throughout his career. ROBIN TROWER is a brilliant blues and hard rock guitarist/vocalist and front man for The Robin Trower Band. LIVINGSTONE BROWN is an ingenious multi-genre musician, producer, mix engineer and songwriter.

ROBIN, LIVINGSTONE and I came together and created a beautiful piece of work. We brought our skills to the table and made an album that was designed to touch different emotions, to make you think and to make you question things. Music is beautiful. It opens you up to a different vibration in your mind.”

The three talented artists who collaborated on this album come from very different walks of life, yet they are all echoing the same cry for the end of oppression and peace in the world. “UNITED STATE OF MIND” is an important album that embodies everything that is going on in our world today. Each of the nine thought-provoking tracks deal with a prevalent social issue and/or the emotional state it brings about. The title track, “UNITED STATE OF MIND” describes what we should be working towards achieving as a people while Track #2, “ARE WE JUST PEOPLE”, asks the open-ended question, are we just people or is there really something more to be found?

“We are in a time where we have to re-address our current situation and decide how we’re going to move forward. Honestly, I feel there is a large part of us who want to see unification and change, then there is that power who does not necessarily want the same thing. This album speaks for the people.”

MAXI is no stranger to working with various artists from alternate backgrounds and never wanted to be pigeon-holed into one genre of music. Being the son of a mother who loved gospel music, a father who adored country-western music and eight siblings who listened to everything from R&B to Reggae to Hip-Hop expanded MAXI’s musical palette. He has made music with the legendary Roberta Flack, dancehall king Shabba Ranks, jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour and R&B singer Joe. “I’ve always had an open-mindness as far as who I want to work with. There are no limitations to my art. I don’t allow color, class or race affect who I work with because I am of God. I wanna sing with everybody and share a vibration with them. My list doesn’t stop!”

Even as a child, music was MAXI’s special friend. “Music was my special friend that I turned to when I was sad, happy or just wanted to be. Singing was my solace.” He spent a lot of time watching musicals to feed his keen interest in understanding the art of singing. He listened to and studied the singing styles of Dennis Brown, Frank Sinatra, Luciano Pavarotti, Bob Marley and many others. “I appreciate music in all its shapes and forms and I learn from it daily. Even at this stage of my career I am still learning.”

The self-proclaimed worldlian receives joy from sharing his experiences and taking the world on an emotional journey through his music. “I am a worldlian, I am a part of this world. I am a part of God’s world. I can grow and fly and open up roads to help my people grow. It is my job to create a path for the next generation so they can see the world clearer. Let’s all live, feel and grow with the beauty of life with music as our soundtrack.”

Due to Covid-19, people around the world have been forced to slow down the pace and take a step back. Now, more than ever, people are spending quality time with loved ones, exploring their passions and actually sitting still long enough to appreciate the comfort that good music brings. “Covid has made us made us all take a break. We were running 100 miles per hour! People weren’t listening to music and its lyrics, they were watching music….then here comes Covid. It opened up the door for “UNITED STATE OF MIND“. I could have never asked for this album, it presented itself. LIVINGSTONE, ROBIN and I were gifted with this opportunity to help heal the world. The world is in a somber situation and music is a key part of restoring the peace.”

Peace and quiet are high on MAXI’s list of priorities, as he finds space for creativity in silence. “It may sound odd but I listen to silence. Silence is golden, it inspires me. It allows me to create and originate ideas for new songs. I’m actually working on some new music right now, an Afro-Beats album and a Gospel album.”

The fans are already all worked up over “UNITED STATE OF MIND” which is quickly spreading across the mainstream. Now we get news that MAXI PRIEST has more new material on the way…AWESOME!

UNITED STATE OF MIND” is currently available for download on all digital music platforms including iTunes, Tidal, Pandora, Spotify and Google Music. Check it out!

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Welcome Reggae/DanceHall artist Joel Smith a.k.a. “Chekx” from Kingston, Jamaica. Chekx started doing music to speak about the many things he has seen and experienced throughout his travels and to express his feelings regarding ongoing situations in society. “Music is life. If I stop doing music, then I stop living.”

Chekx started singing at the age of 13 on the church choir at the Apostolic Church he used to attend with his family, yet he did not start singing professionally until the age of 30. As a child he was fascinated with the weather and dreamt of becoming a Meteorologist but his love for music and his will to bring people together through music was stronger.

He got his professional start in the music industry doing graphics, websites and programming computers for artists and other employees affiliated with the music industry. This led to him playing many different roles in the industry, such as Publishing Administrator, Record Label Manager and Recording Engineer.

Chekx now owns his label, E7EMusic LLC, alongside his partner Fabian Cortes and his own entertainment company, Chekx Entertainment, which he runs with the help of his business partner and life coach Kofi Bannerman and his manager Davila.

He has his own unique sound, flow and style which he attributes to the fact that he fuses a variety of genres (Reggae, Gospel, DanceHall, Hip-Hop) into his music. His songs are easy on the ears, family friendly and versatile. “People are drawn to my music. I make songs that bring people together and allow them to focus on looking more positively into the mind and soul instead of judging each other by what we see on the outside.”

For this reason, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Buju Banton and Sizzla Kalonji are his musical idols. “I truly admire these musicians and how their music spreads consciousness to the world while still being highly entertaining.” He is also influenced by Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Mavado and Aidonia.

A peaceful and God-fearing man, in his free time Chekx enjoys meditating, writing, reading, playing sports and spending countless hours creating music. This year we got to see the fruits of his labor. On April 10th, 2020 Chekx released his debut single, “PRAYER” as a birthday gift to himself and he was featured on Rasta Steve’s album, “Like A Yardie” on the track “Cellular“. “I have really been working quite hard on my music and I am so excited to share it!’

Chekx is an amazing musician with a great mind for business. He intends to put his degrees to work and educate other artists in the Reggae/Dancehall industry. “Business isn’t always being done the correct way. As artists we’re urged to focus on the musical side, but it is very important that we are educated about the business side of the industry so we are not taken advantage of.”

He has future plans to produce a Reggae/Dancehall Award shows and to give back to the industry from those earnings. “I love making music for the people and I hope to continue doing it for many years to come. My hope is that I will touch lives and earn enough money to create a legacy that will take care of my family, my children and my children’s children. I want to earn a Grammy, an Oscar and build franchises and real estate assets…the sky is the limit!”

Chekx’s favorite quote is, ‘Time is master of all things wherefore we have to be a master of our time and utilize it effectively and efficiently by all means necessary.’ And that is exactly what he is doing.

In the words of the great Bob Marley, “None but ourselves can free our mind.” So tap into Chekx’s music, free your mind and let the music fill your thoughts…

Official video for ChekxPrayer
Rasta Steve ft. ChekxCellular

Instagram: @Chekxmusic