Kemar ‘Flava’ McGregor is one of the best young roots-reggae producers in Jamaica. His excellent track record speaks for itself when it comes to produce hit riddims and penning world class songs. Along with writing he produces his own beats which proved a winning combination with artistes such as Gyptian, Etana, Nesbeth, Richie Spice and Lutan Fyah, Gramps Morgan, just to name a few and he has worked with all the major artiste like Beres Hammond, Freddie McGregor, Richie Stephens, Marcia Griffiths, Glen Washington, Coco Tea, Jah Cure, I-Wayne, Capleton and Beenie Man and the list goes on.
Flava’s hit list includes songs such as Nesbeth’s Guns Out, Etana’s I Am Not Afraid, Gramps’ One In A Million among others. Now the genius producer has his sights set on a hot upcoming artiste out of Connecticut — Blaq Capone. In an interview with Observer McGregor says he is very impressed by Capone’s talent.
“When I first heard his demo track, I said wow this artiste have talent. Because of the way he delivers and the way he compose; I really liked it and this is what I am definitely looking for in new artistes,” the producer explained.
Having voiced Capone, Flava is expecting big things from his latest find. According to him the studio vibes is just great. “We were in the studio for the weekend and the artiste listens and he takes very good direction and we lay down 16 tracks and for a young artiste to do this he has to be real talented to do that.”
Capone has already recorded his first single for the No Doubt Records producer entitled Life of a G and it’s a track that Flava is extremely confident about. According to him the song is destined to be a hit…and if his track record is anything to go by then music lovers can watch out for this one. The single will be released sometime in April.
We caught up with the artiste Blaq Capone and asked him how he felt about the debut single.
“The lord has blessed me with the opportunity to work with the producer that I idolize the most, Flava McGregor. I am more than flattered that he believes that I am among the big finds for the millennium. I am excited about the single “Life of a G”. This is a very personal song for me. The beat is crazy and the overall vibe of the tracks takes the music to another dimension.”
In describing the track’s contents he explained “well, Life of a Gangster, is my personal definition of an individual who is considered as a gangster, but who actually lives by a certain code of conduct, morals and ethics. He lives and dies by his word and principle. So when mi say life of a G, mi a talk bout the life of the real man dem, the protectors of life, who maintain order when there is none. The track also deal with the wannabees, who tend to be far more destructive in our communities.”
McGregor has every confidence that Capone has what it takes to make it all the way to the top. According to him, Capone already possess all the right ingredients for success, all he has to do is continue to work hard and write songs with substance and longevity. To ensure that his promise at stardom is fulfilled Flava says “I am putting 1000% of my effort in his career.”