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Kenzic the STAR

Today’s feature comes from Kadeem Wilson.  Popularly known by the moniker Kenzic. Let’s get to know a bit more about Kadeem.

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Let’s check out one of Kadeem’s latest project:

Artist On The Rise

image1Today’s feature comes from Press Fyah. He may be more popularly known as the crowned  KING back in 2010, on the local entertainment show Magnum Kings and Queens  of Dancehall. Let’s get to know a bit more about this artist on the rise.  

Press Fyah was born Conroy Rennis in the parish of Portland, Jamaica. He is a Reggae/dancehall artiste, song writer and producer.

From very early on Press Fyah had two passions that stood out, the love for music and the love for football. His desire for football subsided in 2003 after he got a job as a fire fighter and realized that there was just not enough time in his schedule for soccer; his only solace was writing music during his lunch hour.

He slowly embraced the idea of becoming a recording artiste and so he started sharing his music in his community. He was later introduced to a group of young artistes who wanted to assist him in improving his craft. Instead, he ended up joining their group; they were known as Space House. Unfortunately, the group did not achieve much success so Press Fyah continued to work as a solo performer even though he maintained a solid relationship with them.

Press Fyah did not have an official artiste name, so most people would refer to him by his pet name Troy. While with the group he began calling himself Xpress but soon learnt that another artiste was already using that name. When he entered the Magnum Kings and Queens competition in 2009 he used the name Fire Press, a name his friends bestowed upon him because he was a fire fighter. As a matter of fact, General Degree (one of the judges on Magnum Kings and Queens) heard his music and suggested that he changed it around and so he did. In that year Press Fyah was selected only for the live show portion of the contest, and did not go any further.

Feeling more confident, Press Fyah re-entered the Magnum Kings and Queens Competition in2010. He was not sure if he would win but thought that the publicity would at least gain him musical exposure, but to everyone’s surprise, including his own, Press Fyah won the competition and was crowned the 2010 Magnum King of Dancehall! He was simply elated with the victory and to this day he refers to that as one of his greatest achievements.

Although, the winning of the Magnum crown in 2010 did not translate into a recording or management contract. Press Fyah remained an unsigned artist and so he committed himself to pushing his music independently, something he continues to do even today.

His catalogue includes “Far Away” on the Starkutt Record Label (Demarco), “Close to Me,” a Sajay Production, the Rainfall Riddim, Compilation by Good Good Production on the Teambritjam Riddim, and that is just to name a few. His most recent release is a single entitled “Road Users” which is on the Charlie Pro Record Label. All his songs are available online for streaming and download.

Press Fyah will continue to hone his talent and looks forward to one day dominating the music industry.


Check out this video of Press Fyah’s latest work!

 

 


 

Why we should care what other people think about us.

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It has been a common theme of individuals I have come across that people’s opinion of them does not  matter. As a result of modernization, it is easy to see why people would gravitate to such a belief. It’s 2018 and many believe that people should be allowed to do what they want, whenever and however they want, without judgement. They are within their right to think that way but you have to ask yourselves these simple questions. Why do most loan officers ask you for references? Why do we lie on our resumes? why do we dress up for dates and interviews? why do we put up a front on dates? pretending to be full when you want to dive into that last slice of cheesecake?

Here are my three reasons why we should care what other people think about us.

  1. To gain trust. Relationships are the foundation of every society. Whether  between a mother & her son, a wife & her husband, bonds between siblings, a pastor & his congregation or government and the people; It is critical that trust is embedded in the mix. It is difficult for a failing government to gain trust from the people if it has a past tarnished by corruption nor is it easy for a spouse to gain the trust of a partner  after cheating numerous times before. No one is perfect but once people view you as a cheater, a liar, a thief or any negative connotation, trust will become an issue. Your intentions will always be questioned. Ask yourself, if I make this choice what will people think of me and will anyone trust me ever again? would you trust you?
  2. To build a long lasting legacy. Have you ever been in a spot of bother?Only to have someone come to rescue but right before they save you they drop this line, ‘your father was a good person,” it’s the least I can do.’ or something of the sort. My point is, a good rapport extends beyond just you its something that affects a generation of people and will live on. I don’t know about you but I would sleep soundly knowing that if anyone I love face a difficulty in life, there will be someone out there to use the good rapport as a benchmark to help him out. Maybe I am the only one who believe things like that. But how will people remember you? as a honest person? or a sleazy scumbag? will they focus on your good needs or that you only cared about yourself?
  3. For love. “I want to be loved” is one truism to which we can all relate. It is hard to love anyone or anything that goes against what you believe or stand for. People tend to have a greater love for someone they think are like them. How many times have you told a date you liked something they liked just so they would think you had similar interest? because deep down we know that what our date thinks of us will determine if we get a second date. Most parents wont admit they have a favorite but they do, the one that reminds them of themselves the most. I have met a lot of persons who have a very rotten attitude who are proud to let you know that they will never change and they don’t care what you think. a mindset like that makes for a toxic relationship and offers you a partner that is very hard to love and a coworker that very hard to work with. Would you find it easy to love someone who does not care what you think?

 

At the end of the day what people think about you matters greatly and can have a lasting impact on your life. ” A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor than silver and gold”. I am not encouraging people to try and be someone they are not but we should all seek to ensure that we are perceived in a good light. If you already have a tarnished reputation get started on making a better name for yourself. Let when people think of you they think of someone with great integrity.
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Upcoming Artist

B70C465B-D7ED-4EF4-8F50-6F4CFD8EAF2COur first ever feature comes from Kalex .

KaleX is a triple threat musician, being a Producer, Artiste and Songwriter. His musical sound is a rich fusion of a large palette of influences, ranging from reggae to afrobeat and everything in between.

The production aspect of his career began in 2012 when he began making beats for his own songs. Since then, he has produced for artistes such as Artikal, Casanova, D’Angel, Sizzla (on his popular Celsius Riddim project) and most recently has co produced and released a riddim featuring Popcaan, Chargii, Khxos, Belizean act Stig Da Artist and more.

Since the release of his ‘0 to 100 freestyle’ in 2014, his musical growth has been evident and this can be seen in his two most popular singles, Wol Di Faith and Palm Trees & Liquor which has made charts in Belize.

Check out this video of Kalex’s latest work!