Sahie singing his way to star­dom

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE - AN­DRÉ WIL­LIAMS STAR Writer

Reg­gae record­ing artiste Sahie (pro­nounced SahE) is en­thused about his cur­rent mu­si­cal jour­ney as he seeks to be­come a house­hold name in the mod­ern era of the dy­namic genre.

With a dis­play of sooth­ing melodies and punch­lines, the artiste, who hails from St An­drew, told THE STAR that with the high ex­pec­ta­tions from peo­ple known to him, he is duty-bound to de­liver.

“I have a fresh new sound, some­thing that peo­ple can re­late to with a pos­i­tive ef­fect. Ev­ery­where I go peo­ple, gravi- tate to my mu­sic and say mi should a buss al­ready, but me just a get the ex­po­sure through good mu­sic,” Sahie said.

Sahie, born Ki­plin Reid, has been pro­fes­sion­ally record­ing for six years and says there is no limit to his mu­sic.

He told THE STAR, “I am a reg­gae/dance­hall artiste, but I am more fo­cused on the cul­tural side. That is where I started and I don’t want peo­ple to think I don’t stand for some­thing, but mi nah limit my­self. I am versatile.”

His in­flu­ences speak to that as­ser­tion, as he draws in­spi­ra­tion from en­ter­tain­ers such as Siz­zla, Mavado, Beres Ham­mond, Bob Mar­ley, Jr Gong, Vybz Kar­tel and Gre­gory Isaacs.

He told THE STAR that he is cur­rently pro­mot­ing a new sin­gle, Soft and Ten­der, for PG Records on the ex­change Rate rhythm. It is set for of­fi­cial re­lease next month.

Sahie is also known for sin­gles such as Born and Grow, Na Na Na for Supa Hype, Nah Pree Dem and Time Out.

He also had high praises for Pay Day Mu­sic and Frenz For Real Pro­duc­tion, who have been in­stru­men­tal in his ca­reer.

Sahie said, “They are also peo­ple I have worked with. I am the type of song­writer that draws in­flu­ence from what I see around me. I also write from what mi go through, and in­clude some as­pects of so­cial com­men­tary.”



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