Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT - Carl Gilchrist Gleaner Writer

JIMMY RI­LEY may have passed away, but his in­flu­ence con­tin­ues to play a part in Ja­maica’s mu­sic in­dus­try, as ev­i­denced by The Celebri­tyy’s lat­est track, Money Free­dom.

The St Ann-born, New York-based sing­jay, whose real name is Adrian Camp­bell, has been record­ing since 2012, when he re­leased his first sin­gle, Mo­tion Wine, un­der the stage name Syn­nus.

Since then, he has recorded and re­leased sev­eral other sin­gles in­clud­ing Only Reg­gae Mu­sic fea­tur­ing Jimmy Ri­ley.

Ri­ley, he told En­ter­tain­ment Av­enue, has been a men­tor and an in­spi­ra­tion to him, and Money Free­dom was in fact in­spired by one of Ri­ley’s songs, Free Up The Money.

“One day Mr Ri­ley and I were lis­ten­ing to some of his songs. One of the songs we lis­tened to was a song called Free Up The Money. I re­spect Mr Ri­ley a lot, he has a great in­flu­ence on my ca­reer and he al­ways told me that I should cover some of his songs,” The Celebri­tyy said.

“Money Free­dom isn’t a cover, but it was in­spired by one of his songs,” he added.

With a re­cent name change to The Celebri­tyy, the artiste is con­fi­dent that his lat­est track will bring him the level of suc­cess he de­sires.

“I’m con­fi­dent that my new sin­gle is go­ing to be a big hit. Ev­ery­one who has heard this song so far has given it thumbs up,” said The Celebri­tyy.

Money Free­dom was pro­duced by Troy­ton Mu­sic and is slated for a De­cem­ber 9 re­lease on iTunes and other lead­ing on­line mu­sic plat­forms.


Mean­while, topflight reg­gae singer Sanchez heads to Lor­rimers in the south of Trelawny as head­line act for Dill­gin’s sec­ond an­nual Jah Love is Shin­ing Con­cert, set for tonight. “Sanchez is a great per­former and with­out a doubt one of the best reg­gae singers ever,” Dill­gin pointed out, as he ex­pressed con­fi­dence the artiste will bring out the crowd. “He has lots of fans and I’m sure many peo­ple are go­ing to at­tend the con­cert to see him per­form.” Dill­gin will also ap­pear on the show and hopes to de­liver a ster­ling per­for­mance. “Liv­ing over­seas, I don’t get to per­form in Ja­maica a lot, but when I do I al­ways de­liver my best for my lo­cal fans, so I’m look­ing for­ward to this up­com­ing per­for­mance,” he said. The event will in­clude a fun day which starts at 10 a.m. Pink Pan­ther, King Har­mony, DJ Ja­son and Clarks & Killa Fa­mous will pro­vide mu­sic. The stage show kicks off at mid­night and will fea­ture other acts like Mr Khool, Red Lawd, Cuban Dan and 90’s Sisco, with back­ing bands Chronic and Mil­lion Miles. MC will be GT Taylor.

Sanchez heads to Trelawny




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