With two recent number one hit songs, Unfair Officer and Cry Fi Dem, fast rising deejay Wasp is hoping to make more hits and cross over on the international market.
Spending years trying to make it big on the dancehall scene, he is now more than ever being recognised by the Jamaican public as one of the industry’s young stars.
Wasp says, “It wasn’t an easy journey getting here, but it paid off in the end. Now mi can seh mi officially in the game.”
He recently performed at the Miss Jamaica World beauty pageant and says the experience was a good one.
“It was a great experience because wi always watch Miss Jamaica on television and always wanted to know what it’s like to be even in the audience. But not only was I in the audience this time but I got to perform for these beautiful ladies.”
The video for They Say/Nutten Nah Gwan, two of his latest singles, is currently getting good rotation on local television since its premiere.
“They Say was produced by me, it’s my first production from Park to Park Productions and Nutten Nah Gwan with Raine Seville was done by Daseca,” said Wasp.
The artiste also released a number of mixtapes such as The Buzz in 2006 which caught the attention of top producer Don Corleon. Mixtapes such as Wasp Attack and Wasp Attack 2nd Chapter came after and he is currently promoting his latest Cry Fi Dem mixtape.
For his upcoming album, he has a few plans to ensure its success. “Mi ago tek time and do the album because it nah guh be just a compilation. It’s going to be an exclusive album. By the first quarter of next year it suppose to be finished.”
He describes his music as real because, “What I live or what my bredrin live is what I sing about. Yuh caan hear Wasp a sing about ice roun mi neck or dem ting deh.”
Some of his best experiences include a performance in California where he spent over half an hour entertaining his fans.
“Mi go the show and expected to see other artistes and when I got there I found out that it was Wasp in concert. I did songs such as Anno Man, All These Tings, Step To Dem and Deh Deh Wid. I didn’t know that they knew the songs so well because they weren’t so big in Jamaica. I did a half-hour performance, that’s something I never do in Jamaica yet,” he said.
Another memorable experience was at Reggae Sumfest last year when he was called up to the stage by veteran deejay Bounty Killer and according to Wasp, “mi shell it dung”.
Wasp will be among several artistes who will perform at THE STAR’s Star On The Rise Concert which will be held at The Gleaner ‘s North Street offices on Saturday, September 4.