Ghanaian International reggae artiste, Blakk Rasta, has signed a mouth-watering three-year deal with the world’s biggest reggae music label, VP Records, headquartered in the United States of America.
According to VP Label Manager, Donovan Williams, Blakk Rasta is the first Ghana-ian artiste to be signed onto the label and he is confident that he would be able to overcome hurdles associated with being a reggae artiste in Africa.
He said, ‘Blakk Rasta has been accepted globally and we at VP believe he can upgrade his dominance to include other continents outside Africa which is his comfort zone. He has the energy and vision and that for me is the thing. We are already impatient for a new album from him.’
Blakk Rasta in an interview said he believes that the VP Record deal couldn’t have
come at a better time because now his music is making waves both locally and internationally.
‘I have been looking for-ward to this all along but ‘Jah’ made it happen now and as we say, the right time is when it happens. Nothing happens before its time, he said passion-ately while stroking his beard.
‘We worked so hard on tours, doing festivals and recording side by side. Some-times I felt I was passing out on stage but pushed on when I reminded myself I couldn’t let Africa down,’ he continued.
The three year contract covers all Blakk Rasta’s albums released within the contractual period beginning with his ‘Ancestral Moonsplash’ album whose launch earlier this year attracted the interest of high ranking members of society, including Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs, Dr Henry Seidu Daannaa, and Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, among others, who had high hopes for the 17 track album produced by legendary Ghanaian producer Zapp Mallet.
Blakk Rasta just returned from a three-month tour of North America to attend to calls by his numerous fans toreturn to his sterling radio show, ‘Taxi Driver’ which is aired on Hitz FM.
The tour saw him bring down concerts and festival roofs in America, Canada and the Caribbean. He also had the opportunity to share the stage with reggae legends like Cocoa Tea, JC Lodge, Marcia Griffiths, Machel Montano, Mighty Spar-row and many others.
Blakk Rasta is also a published author and a poet.
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