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.
SANCHEZ HEADS TO TRELAWNY FOR ‘JAH LOVE IS SHINING’ CONCERT
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