Koffee and Buju Banton were shocked to find that while they are quarantining in paradise, a white reggae artist has quietly surpassed their popularity.
Online PR News – 03-April-2020 – Kingston, Jamaica – CURRENT REGGAE LEGENDS
It would appear that the COVID-19 has spawned a new generation of viral artists (pun intended). What was unanticipated was that it would take on a new color in a black-dominated genre - enter the white guy, Ollie D featuring Canaanite.
When Koffee entered the music industry, there was a breath of fresh air while the world was anxiously awaiting Buju Banton's release from prison in America. Perhaps it was fate or just wind of change, regardless, Buju, the once legendary reggae artist, has lost his luster. Thus far since his re-emergence, he has managed to release no hits and gained no new fanbase. When DJ Khaled teamed up with him, the result was a terrible disappointment. As have all his other releases since then, and I am a major fan of Buju.
Koffee, on the other hand, has been propelling herself to newer heights with the support of her fellow countrymen. Although her meteoric rise was the fastest ascent in music's history, the last few years have been unprecedented in all areas, so this is not a shock anymore.
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The Storm comes off as your quintessential classic reggae infused with an infectious melody. Vocally and harmonically speaking, the song is a real homage to Buju's and Bob Marley's greatest hits. Although no radio will embrace the song (since Ollie D is an indie artist), the Spotify playlists are lighting up with streams and downloads at an unprecedented rate for an unknown music producer. Appearing on the track alongside Ollie D is Canaanite the Israeli rapper with a serious message. Currently, I read that the duo is releasing their debut EP after putting out a few singles.
Gentleman of Germany, Collie Buddz of the Bahamas and Alborosie from somewhere, who are the current contenders for the white reggae artists now have met their match. It will be fun watching Ollie D rub shoulders at the biggest reggae concerts on the planet - soon enough.
To hear 'The Storm' song please copy and paste the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g3nuiH88Bg