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 “Original,” a track that’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 Jammy’s.
“Original” is both BLVK H3RO and Wayne J’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 Yaadcore’s “Ready Now” to Royal Blu’s “Style and Pattern.”
Get the first look at the “Original” video below: