The Caribbean’s collaborating more and more. The music is blending and the assimilation is sweet. The latest Caribbean collab comes from two of the region’s hottest and newest female talents. Jamaica’s Shenseea teams up with Trinidad and Tobago’s Nailah Blackman- the granddaughter of the man who created the Soca genre, Ras Shorty I.
Blackman burst onto the mainstream Soca circuit with a bang in 2017. She had teamed up with Kees Dieffenthaller, delivering a unique sound in a market that had only been touched by a similar sound when New York based Trinidad born songwriter and artiste, Angela Hunte came to the fore a few years ago. In fact, when Nailah’s voice made its entry onto the airwaves, many assumed, before being informed, that Kees had collaborated with Hunte. Her start was a strong one and after she had drawn fans in with her collab with Kees on the single, “Workout” she followed up successfully later in the year with “Baila Mami.”
Blackman’s been making very strong strides and while her style has been thrashed and jeered at by some, most would agree that this young artiste has a massive future ahead in the music business. Blackman’s talent is being pushed more and more by T&T producer Anson Soverall. He’s the producer behind the new single, “Baddish” on which Jamaica’s seductively attractive, Shenseea spits her dancehall flavor, in the end ensuring that this track is by far, one of the hottest out of the Caribbean this year.