PREMIERE: Watch BLVK H3RO + Wayne J Take it Back to the Old School with “Original”

February 7, 2020
BLVK H3RO x Wayne J connect on new single. "Original"

Remember Wayne J?

As a child deejay prodigy, he made the rounds at big Jamaican stage shows like Sting, St. Mary A Mi Come From and Rebel Salute in the mid 2010s, wowing crowds alongside legends like Ninjaman, Capleton and Super Cat. In 2014, he called out foul-mouth deejays; released his debut EP, A Wayne J Enuh; and was featured in our Artists to Watch round-up alongside future stars like Kranium, Alkaline and Jesse Royal.

Today we get to hear from the now 16-year-old artist alongside the versatile singer, deejay and rapper BLVK H3RO on โ€œOriginal,โ€ a track thatโ€™s steeped in dancehall tradition. Inspired by the classic riddims of the 1990s and early Aughts, the tune finds the youthful deejays riding a vintage-style boof-baf instrumental (from producer KraggiBadArt) with the proficiency of seasoned veterans, while paying lyrical homage to dancehall icons and originators from Papa San to King Jammyโ€™s.

โ€œOriginalโ€ is both BLVK H3RO and Wayne Jโ€™s first release through Delicious Vinyl Island, the new Caribbean music imprint from iconic indie label Delicious Vinyl behind a run of solid recent reggae releases from Yaadcoreโ€™s โ€œReady Nowโ€ to Royal Bluโ€™s โ€œStyle and Pattern.โ€

Get the first look at the โ€œOriginalโ€ video below:

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