Zamunda to release live studio album, in collaboration with Skillibeng – DancehallMag
Talk and stutter artist Zamunda, says he has spent a lot of time writing and recording music since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the result of which includes a live studio album due out soon, as well as a collaboration with Crocodile teeth DJ Skillibeng.
“With a few collaborations, a few songs… I have something now to release with Skilli and we have an album now that we are finishing and completing now; a live studio album produced by me, ”Zamunda told Onstage host Winford Williams on the Saturday night entertainment show airing.
“Some of the biggest names in music deh pon di album,” he added.
During the interview, Zamunda also called for more unity and more artist collaborations within the Jamaican music industry, which he said has been seriously affected by an “excess of ego.” .
“Honestly, I think as a Jamaican artist we have to put the ego aside because it’s like I see more ego dan music, and we have to bow to the music and know that it is. is what gives us everything and that music is what everyone does given thing for us, so at no point can I feel more music, ”said the Clarendon native.
“Like for example, you contact an artist and say, ‘I’m making an album; I wish you were on it, and one artist has guh seh: ‘yow him bigga dan you, or he has a bigger fan base in you. It does not matter. Everyone has a fan base, regardless of their size or size… ”he added.
Zamunda, whose first name is Christopher Gayle, however added that his collaborative remake of his 2010 hit Jah love surrounds me, with Popcaan and Dre Island seems to have inspired other artists to start working together instead of doing it in silos.
“I need more collaboration, more unity in music and since the remake of Jah Love Surround Me with me, Popcaan and Dre Island, I even see more Jamaican artists doing collaborations right now, all three artists on songs… ”he said.
the A person The artist also said that although the COVID-19 pandemic had kept him from making his usual European summer tours and other overseas missions, he had used the time wisely, setting up large quantities of musical works.
“The amount of work that I have done since the pandemic, I still cannot complain, because we still have life for a while di place tek an open likkle-likkle,” he said.
In May, the 36-year-old told Television Jamaica’s Anthony Miller that he not only got over his speech impediment, but was once again reaping success with the revitalization of Jah Love Surrounds Me, the song which propelled him to the rank of national celebrity.
Zamunda, who was known to stutter in regular conversation, has always been impeccable in his singing and has always shed light on his speech impediment, claiming that he sings better than he speaks. In a 2012 stage interview, he described himself as a “stuttering singer” when asked to identify one thing that set him apart from other artists in conscious reggae music.
One of Zamunda’s great successes has been Badda Than Dem with I-Octane. His other recordings include Always a pray fi dem, Working 9 – 5, Science dem a work, Talk and Stutter and Cyaan program me.
Zamunda started his career as a DJ, with Buju Banton, Shabba Ranks, Capleton, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man among his influences. However, as a DJ he said he realized he was straining his voice too much and therefore switched to vocals as he knew that with his voice singing was his. strong.