Splicerr Ras hits charts with new song

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Reg­gae G.A.P.P.S record­ing artiste Oral ‘Splicerr Ras’ Wil­liams is gen­er­at­ing much heat state­side with his break­out sin­gle, ‘Need To Get Paid’.

The song has soared to the num­ber 22 po­si­tion of the New York Foun­da­tion Ra­dio Net­work Top 100 Chart, a ma­jor eth­nic reg­gae chart in the US.

“The re­sponse has been phe­nom­e­nal so far. It’s been get­ting a lot of views via so­cial me­dia plat­forms and some disc jock­eys have be­gun to pay at­ten­tion,” he said.

The sin­gle is a blues-flavoured, reg­gae-hy­brid track that has been pop­ping up on playlists at sev­eral In­ter­net ra­dio sta­tions.

Re­leased in June 2016, the song is the lead sin­gle of his soon-to-be-re­leased EP, Mid Life Crysalis.

In the mean­time, the artiste’s fol­low-up sin­gle, There For Me , will be re­leased soon in the Caribbean.

“I am con­fi­dent that it will get some trac­tion,” he said.

The artiste’s first per­for­mance for 2017 will be at Club Ta­boo in Pitts­burgh, Fe­bru­ary 11.

Splicerr Ras has been an artiste for al­most two decades. Dance­hall fans will re­mem­ber Pennsylvania, on his mi­nor chart hit, Mon­tell, a 1996 re­sponse to then pop­u­lar Sket­tel, on Steelie and Clee­vie’s Gigi rhythm. In 1994, he got his first taste of com­mer­cial suc­cess when he recorded You Can’t Test My Sound, a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Dawn Penn which climbed to num­ber 25 on the reg­gae chart in the UK.

He later did a num­ber of tours and stage shows, where he per­formed along­side icons of reg­gae such as Fred­die McGre­gor and Sanchez.

Over the years, he has honed his mu­sic pro­duc­tion skills and widened his artis­tic reper­toire to in­clude graphic de­sign­ing, videog­ra­phy and web de­vel­op­ment.

He tweaked his name, adding an ‘r’ to Splicerr, an acro­nym which means: ‘Solid Pos­i­tive Life In­ter­est­ing Can­did Ed­u­cat­ing Re­lent­less and Real’.

He re-emerged on the mu­sic scene in a big way in 2006 when he pro­duced Lu­ciano’s Only Jah Jah, which peaked at num­ber seven on the New York reg­gae chart

“Now, I am record­ing and pro­duc­ing mu­sic that can teach and in­spire and that is rel­e­vant to a global au­di­ence,” Splicerr said.

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