ENEWZ INSIDE THE SCOPE WITH “PRODUCER OF THE MONTH” SHAKA POW
ARTIST TURNED PRODUCER’S THE NEW TREND IN DANCEHALL
More and more artists are becoming producers and its definitely changing the game. In this month’s EnewZ Inside The Scope feature we will be highlighting the Ceo of Outfytt Records, Dr.Garth Mcdonald aka Shaka Pow aka Ouyftt Boss known for his hit Single “Ice Cream Love ” ft. Abby Dallas has turned a few heads when he added “Producer” to his title.
Locking down the game during the pandemic, might be frustrating for some persons, but for Shaka Pow it has shown to be fruitful. The medical doctor by day and recording artists at night, kept himself very busy recording and producing several hit songs by Beenie Man, Mr.Vegas, Harry Toddler, Macka Diamond, Mr.Easy and more.
When he was asked, Why did he decided to become a producer this was his response? “I’ve always created riddims for myself and other artists always say to me Doc the riddim bad inno, voice me nuh?” and that’s how it started .
His first major production with artists was a collaboration with Renegade from RDX which featured several artists with the first song titled Moschino by “Renegade” in 1999.
He recently teamed up with I. W.A.D.A Music for distribution and Co- Production and so far this business venture has been great for both parties. “Honestly I cant complain, say the artist because In the space of nine months I was able to put out three major projects and they were all successful the streaming numbers are growing.”
His aim is to help other established and upcoming artists by giving them an opportunity to collaborate and make good clean music.
The biggest challenge he said for producer’s today is “Radio Play and the cost for some established artists”. In most instances the budget might be far fetched but the music has to go on. Social media has enabled most artists to stay Trending and provides a vast platform for them to showcase there talents.
Since the inception of Outfytt Records there has been a huge jump in his career and the artist has no regrets and is always staying on top of his game.
He latest hit single “No Lovin” with Beenie Man is doing well and the song is available on all digital platforms.
For more information on Skaka Pow you can follow him on Instagram @shaka_pow_outfytt.
ENEWZ SONG OF THE WEEK “JAMAICA NICE” BY PRETTY BROWN
Jamaica celebrates it 59th year of Independence and 139th year of Emancipation, Reggae Artist Pretty Brown highlights Jamaica and its People in her new hit single “Jamaica Nice.”
“This is how Jamaicans feel across the world today”, says the artist Usain Bolt was the first man to win 100m and 200m, now Elaine Thompson-Herah is the first woman to win both, so right now “Jamaica Nice”.
At the age of 5 she had a vision of becoming an Artist one day, Reggae Artist Pretty Brown is set for greatness. Inspired by the people in her country, the beauty of the island of Jamaica and its economic hardship “Jamaica Nice” despite its few challenges.
“Our culture is Rich and it makes us who we are as a people strong and powerful. The Great Marcus Mosiah Garvey said and i quote “Up you mighty Race, you can achieve what you will.”
“It was so refreshing to recap how the Jamaicans on a Roll this summer, despite the lockdown due to the pandemic, my fellow female artists are doing well and made a few headlines for themselves this summer Spice dropping her album 9n her birthday, Shenseea’s epic performance at Rolling Loud , Gabrielle McCallum a female pilot getting her licenses and Stacious on her big win in the JCDC Popular Song competition.” Says Entertainment Insider Sassysemmapr , ” It is the season for women to rise up and win.”
Pretty Brown expresses how moved she is by Stacious’s big win and says she has plans to enter next year’s staging of the competition with the remix of Jamaica Nice. I also commend the Minister Of Culture the Hon. Olivia Babsy Grange and the JCDC on this year’s staging despite the pandemic and all the contestants who entered songs were great.”
The song “Jamaica Nice” was written 2 years ago and since the recent festival festivities people keep asking me to enter the song in next year’s competition. The competition which sees mostly male winners, it’s great to see a female win, it’s inspiring.
Here is a link to my song on my vevo channel:
The song is available on Itune, Spotify and other digital platforms, stay in tuned with Pretty Brown on all of her Social Media Platforms Facebook @Coolie Gyal and on Instagram @charm3170