Words by LargeUp Crew—
Marley’s Mellow Mood has come up with a new way to “free the people with music,” launching a weekly free music download series dubbed Tune in Tuesdays. Each Tuesday, this link will feature a download of a new single from a different emerging artist. Kicking off two weeks ago with “2 Feet” by Daniel Bambaata Marley, son of Ziggy Marley and last week with another one of Bob’s grandkids: Biggz General, son of Sharon.
For today’s edition you can stream Keida’s “Jamaican Boy” and go here to download (Note: the download is only activated after you click the auto tweet button) then read a brief interview with her after—and stay tuned to LargeUp for upcoming installments in the series featuring Christopher Ellis, Jo Mersa, Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid and more…
1. Describe your sound in 20 words or less…
I always describe my sound as eclectic partly because I sing as well as deejay so I can be smooth but I can also be assertive.
2. What role does your heritage play in your music?
My heritage is rich in music and certain cultural traditions that have been practiced over the years, and it serves as a great inspiration to be able to look back and see how things were done by great musicians before me. You can hear the influence in some of my songs.
3. What can we expect to hear from you in the next year? (Speak on plans for future projects, releases, tours, etc)
In the coming year I will be working mostly on singles for my first album.
4. Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write “Jamaican Boy?”
The song was really aimed at singing something more positive about Jamaican men as we often tend to put them in a negative light. It’s what I see from my point of view. The song was co-written with Craig Parks aka Leftside who also produced the track.
5. What are your ultimate ambitions as an artist?
My ultimate goal is to make music that will be timeless, works that will go down as classics and be played for years to come.