Too Much Pressure on the Poor says Kharuso
Magnum Force Entertainment Records artiste Kharuso is getting a buzz on the radio with his latest single, 'Too Much Pressure on the Poor'.
The soaring vocals and emotional resonance of the song has made it a favourite among sound system selectors and radio disc jockeys.
"My first hit song, My Jamaica, was big, but for this song the early feedback has been phenomenal, maybe because we are going through such harsh economic times, but the people love it. Whenever I perform it, crazy forwards mi get," he said.
Kharuso first shot to national attention five years ago, when he won the Popular Song contest with his entry, My Jamaica. Since that time, he has continued to record and perform. He has built a decent underground following in St Ann, and he has honed his talent to a sharp edge by doing numerous gigs along the North Coast.
"I write my own songs and the social commentary in my songs is to uplift people because I know righteousness
exalteth the nation, so I never leave out the Almighty," he said.
Kharuso has been singing and deejaying in church, and at school from age six. But it was at 16 when he fell under the influence of singers like Dennis Brown, Alton Ellis, John Holt and Bob Marley that he found his niche.
After inking a recording deal to Magnum Force Entertainment Records, he is now working on his debut album with Donald Godelia.
A seasoned performer, Kharuso has been working the hotel circuit of Jamaica's north coast for years. He has also landed gigs in several countries in the Caribbean and did shows in Europe, notably in Amsterdam, sharing the same stage with the biggest reggae artistes such as Sizzla and Capleton.