Cali P push­ing ‘i Thoughts’ al­bum

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT - Carl Gilchrist Gleaner Writer

REG­GAE ARTISTE Cali P is cur­rently away for shows in Europe and the United King­dom, and is ag­gres­sively pro­mot­ing his new al­bum, i Thoughts.

The al­bum’s first sin­gle, Dem A Go Burn Up, which fea­tures Caple­ton, re­cently de­buted at num­ber 10 on the Bill­board Reg­gae Chart.

Pro­duced by Hemp Higher Pro­duc­tions and Flash Hits Records, with ad­di­tional pro­duc­tion sup­port from Equiknoxx Mu­sic, Seani B, Don Chan­dler and Teka, the al­bum is Cali P’s first al­bum since 2011’s Un­stop­pable

“The al­bum is do­ing well,” Cali P (real name Pierre Nanon) told En­ter­tain­ment Av­enue. “It’s a very good al­bum and the re­sponse to it has been mag­nif­i­cent. I’m very happy that it de­buted on the Bill­board Reg­gae Charts in the po­si­tion it has. I want to thank my team that is work­ing re­ally hard with me to push the al­bum glob­ally.”

As it re­lates to his cur­rent stint in Europe, Cali P says things have been go­ing well and “I’m also gain­ing a lot of new fans as well.”


Mean­while, Cali P is get­ting ready to re­lease the video for the hard-hit­ting track, Dem A Go Burn Up,a prospect he is ea­gerly look­ing for­ward to.

“I’m very ex­cited about this video ... I can’t wait to see how my fans are go­ing to re­act to it. It’s cur­rently in the fi­nal stages of pro­duc­tion and should be ready for re­lease early next month.”

Cali P, who was born in Guade­loupe where his fa­ther orig­i­nated, grew up in his mother’s home­land of Switzer­land and has been in­volved with mu­sic from an early age.

He be­gan his mu­si­cal ca­reer in 2000 as an em­cee on the Switzer­land-based Gideon Sol­diers sound sys­tem, and since 2002 has per­formed with var­i­ous reg­gae bands, such as One­ness and Soul­fire, both out of Ger­many.

Cali P re­leased his de­but al­bum Lyri­cal Faya in 2008, fol­lowed by a dou­ble-mix­tape, Lis­ten 2 This, in 2009.

His 2010 al­bum, Like a Lion, was the sound­track from a film of the same name.

Tracks on i Thoughts in­clude: Lyri­cal Faya, Food Inna Di Yard, Do You Love Me, On My Way Home (fea­tur­ing Randy Valen­tine), Why So Much Fight­ing, Ease Off, Dem A Go Burn (fea­tur­ing Caple­ton), Co­conut Jelly Man (fea­tur­ing Shanique Marie), Rev­o­lu­tion, Want No War (fea­tur­ing Yung JR), and Guid­ing Shield.


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