Shawn Storm calls for peace on new sin­gle

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page - SHEREITA GRIZZLE STAR Re­porter

In­car­cer­ated dance­hall artiste Shawn Storm has col­lab­o­rated with Den­ham Town Records’ pro­ducer 3r40 Records on a new sin­gle called Peace.

The song fea­tures a snip­pet from one of Mal­colm X’s fa­mous speeches in the in­tro, and is in­tended to pro­mote peace in Ja­maica’s volatile com­mu­ni­ties as crime con­tin­ues to rear its ugly head.

Ac­cord­ing to Shawn Storm’s cousin and record pro­ducer Still Yet, the song is timely. Not only does it call for unity, but it could trans­late on the in­ter­na­tional cir­cuit as the fight against racism con­tin­ues.

“Point­ing out the coun­try’s crime prob­lem was the main rea­son be­hind the song, but it also fits well with what’s hap­pen­ing over­seas as well. This is a time where a lot of un­nec­es­sary blood-shed­ding is hap­pen­ing, and we want to say the time has come for us to unite and cut that out. We be­lieve we have hit the nail on the head where the mes­sage is con­cerned, and we hope the masses will in­ter­nalise and ac­tion it,” said Still Yet.

A video for Peace is slated to be re­leased to­day on Shawn Storm’s of­fi­cial YouTube page. Ac­cord­ing to Still Yet, fans can ex­pect edgy but pos­i­tive con­tent.

PUSH­ING POS­I­TIVE CON­TENT

He be­lieves that when it comes to the Gaza camp, peo­ple rarely high­light the pos­i­tive mes­sages the artistes af­fil­i­ated with the group send through their songs.

He’s hop­ing this track will help bridge the gap be­tween per­cep­tion and what the group re­ally stands for.

“Peo­ple tend to over­look the pos­i­tive work we put in and that’s why this time around, we want to make sure our voices are heard. What is hap­pen­ing in our beloved coun­try of Ja­maica where crime is con­cerned, it will take all of us to fix it. The se­cu­rity forces alone can’t do it. We need all Ja­maicans to come on board and play their part in bring­ing back Ja­maica to its for­mer glory,” he said.

Still Yet told THE WEEK­END STAR that in ad­di­tion to Peace, Shawn Storm is also pro­mot­ing his re­cently re­leased rhythm , ti­tled Full Trackle.

The project fea­tures songs from artistes such as Chronic Law, Sikka Rymes and up-and-com­ing artiste Gaza Pub­lisha.

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