BLACK BOY

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The Star (St. Lucia) - Life Begins 2 Nite - - CONTENTS - By: Faye-Chantelle Mon­de­sir

It all started when my good friend used to record on his com­puter,” Black Boy re­lated to 2Nite Mag­a­zine this week in an en­gag­ing in­ter­view. The young per­son­al­ity, voice and talent be­hind hit lo­cal tracks such as I want to put you on

your back and Wo­ley, is elated to be where he is today, de­spite a jour­ney not void of mi­nor set­backs he ad­mit­ted. “I con­tin­ued record­ing from there with no equip­ment,” he dis­closed. He says he saw a lot of op­por­tu­nity with what he had un­der­taken and still loves it. Orig­i­nally from Chasin, Babon­neau, his mu­sic is his ca­reer and cur­rently his main in­come earner. “I wish to take my mu­sic to the limit and won’t give up on it,” he shared.

Black Boy says that when he first started off, his mu­sic was un­der­ground, but he con­tin­ued to record and sing be­cause he loved it. Ac­cord­ing to him, his craft wasn’t earn­ing him any money then, but af­ter devel­op­ing his talent over the years, he has be­come sought af­ter by pro­duc­ers both lo­cally and overseas who ap­proach him to produce mu­sic. Apart from this, he has steadily seen his fan base grow as his pop­u­lar­ity has in­creased.

His genre of mu­sic is Kuduro, ‘a hot and hype’ genre which is com­monly known as Den­nery style, since it orig­i­nated from the com­mu­nity of Den­nery. Black boy has per­formed in Mar­tinique, but he wishes to per­form in the United States and other coun­tries. He wishes for Kuduro to be­come big­ger and bet­ter he says. “They call it Soca, but Soca is Soca and this is a dif­fer­ent genre. I would like to see it be­come as big as Soca and Dance­hall,” he em­pha­sised. His aim is to de­velop his craft and make this mu­sic genre in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned.

One of his greatest achieve­ments thus far have been pro­mot­ers from Canada and New York con­tact­ing him in re­cent times to per­form in their own coun­tries, as his unique mu­si­cal genre is now be­com­ing more recog­nised and re­ceiv­ing ex­po­sure and air­play through­out the States. Wo­ley is Black Boy's big­gest hit thus far and his favourite at that, as it is the sig­na­ture track which earned him rel­e­vant mu­si­cal place­ment on the lo­cal mu­sic scene and made him pop­u­lar by St. Lucian stan­dards. Apart from this big sin­gle, Black Boy has pro­duced other suc­cess­ful hits with sev­eral other lo­cal ru­ral artistes in­clud­ing Messi, GBR, Freezy & Shallo. He has worked with Eval­u­cian Band and 758 Stu­dios.

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