Capleton Prepares for Red Hot Summer with New Tracks and Return of Annual Show

Capleton Prepares for Red Hot Summer with New Tracks and Return of Annual Show

Reggae Superstar Capleton is gearing up for a red hot summer after hitting the international charts with a brand new combination featuring Buju Banton and BL Tha Hook Slaya.

The track, entitled “This Is How We Roll” climbed to number 3 on the USA Itunes top 200 Reggae Songs Chart rising above legends like Shaggy and Jimmy Cliff. It has also entered the New York Reggae Singles Chart at number 29.

Whenever Buju Banton and Capleton get together for a combination there is always magic. Add BL Tha Hook Slaya to the mix and you have a work of art.

The song is showing signs of being one of the favourite tunes for the summer and there are preparations for more major global moves as the single drives BL’s softmore album, which features a lengthy list of other top Jamaican artists.

In response to the song’s early performance Capleton said: “This is a great collab. It’s all about the music. When you listen to this one you hear vibes and substance. It is an uplifting, authentic dancehall track. It reminds me of when me just bus (burst onto the dancehall scene), the “Prophet” DJ said.

BL Tha Hook Slaya said: “This record means so much to me. Working with Buju and Capleton is an absolute dream come true and it is important on so many levels. Keeping the authenticity of dancehall alive is very important to me.

“The record came together so beautifully and I’m looking forward to watching it progress across the globe. It is a big, big record and we are looking forward to working with these and other legends in the future.”

The “King of Fire” recently took time out from his touring schedule to shoot the music video for another recently released single “Rich Summer”, again featuring BL tha Hook Slaya and Jah Thunda for Contractor Music at Wickie Wackie Beach in Bull Bay.

Capleton has been busy preparing for the next staging of his annual show “A St Mary MI Come From.”

The show returns to the Annotto Bay Sports Complex on August 5 after a five-year break. The line-up will feature the new generation of hardcore dancehall artistes, including Skeng, Chronic Law, Teejay, Valiant, Jah Vinci and Pablo YG.

Capleton says he sees great value in having these artists on the lineup which has been a standard bearer for cultural music for many years.

He told the Jamaica Observer: “A St Mary Mi Come From attracts almost 15,000 people to the venue, so it's a good platform for the younger artistes to reach their rural fans and to gain new fans, and also break some of their new songs."

Quizzed if he thinks that it is vital that these young artistes understand this message and are ready to learn and live it, Capleton broke it down.

"Yes, it's important for artistes to know that music is a mission and not a competition, and what that means. First, you must respect the other artistes in our genre. Over the years I have united artistes who were clashing against each other. There is wholesome and friendly rivalry which does not lead to violence and disrespect," the artiste, also known as King Shango' said.