Stylo G teams up with heavy hit­ters on remix

The Star (Jamaica) - - ENTERTAINMENT THE WEEKEND STAR - STEPHANIE LYEW STAR Writer

Ja­maica-born dance­hall fu­sion record­ing artiste Stylo G is cel­e­brat­ing the col­lab­o­ra­tion with Amer­i­can rap­per/singer Nicki Mi­naj on the remix of his sin­gle ‘Touch­down’ pre­vi­ously re­leased in Septem­ber.

The orig­i­nal track that fea­tured Ding Dong cre­ated a buzz within street danc­ing cir­cles. The Lon­don­based artiste told THE WEEK­END STAR, “This con­nec­tion with Nicki Mi­naj started from she tweeted the lyrics of Yu Zim­mie that fea­tured fe­male British rap­pers, Ms Banks and Lisa Mercedez.”

Stylo G con­tin­ued: “She started lik­ing a few things I would post, and I would do the same un­til we ex­changed words on­line through so­cial me­dia.”

He said that his in­ter­est in hip hop grew the more he cre­ated an al­liance with the col­lec­tive of grime (a ver­sion of hip hop and elec­tronic dance mu­sic in Lon­don) record­ing artistes.

“I was al­ways try­ing to con­trib­ute to plac­ing dance­hall on the map, es­pe­cially in Europe, where reg­gae is more pop­u­lar but over the years I de­cided it was the right time to branch out,” he said.

He said that within a few days after send­ing Mi­naj the demo and rhythm of Touch­down, she sent back a record­ing. Dance­hall heavy hit­ter Vybz Kar­tel is also fea­tured on the remix.

“To have the two of them on one song, that is a dream record there,” he said. “It is the best of both worlds and it is gonna ben­e­fit dance­hall and Ja­maica as much as me; do­ing the song with Nicki Mi­naj is gonna get me a wider fan base.”

The dee­jay said he is work­ing to have a video project out for the remix but noth­ing has been set in stone.

“I am sat­is­fied know­ing that we can cre­ate dam­age with a big song cir­cu­lat­ing the air­waves,” he said.

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