Wasp aims to 'Kill Poverty'


March 03, 2016
Contributed Wasp

Dancehall star Wasp has been getting great buzz in the streets with the single 'Kill Poverty' for local powerhouse label JA Productions.

"The song is picking up in the streets, and we're going to push it to the next level because everyone, the selectors, the fans, the radio disc jockeys, everyone ah say mi find it again. The song just start play inna the dance, Boom Boom a run with it, CD Fantasy, Wessy Wessy from Swatch, so it's a great look," Wasp said.

The single is featured on the 'War Bus' rhythm which also features Kalado, Kurry Stain, Kiprich, Flex, Stacious, Munga and Ice Cold, a protEgE of recording superstar Gyptian.

"The song shell weh Nipples Tuesday and mi put it on Instagram and mi get crazy comments. The song shot inna real life, mi nah stop promote it," Wasp said.

Some of the comments from fans on Instagram home into Wasp's witty wordplay and clever use of melodies, prompting even some Gaza fans to say that Wasp sounds a lot like Vybz Kartel.

The advance buzz on the song has forced Wasp to fast-track plans to shoot a video.

"The feedback has pushed us to go ahead and shoot the video at the end of March. Stephen Bernard, the director, ah go jerk it. Right now, the momentum up and running," an enthusiastic Wasp said.

Wasp topped charts all over the world in 2010 with Unfair Officer and garnered international attention from BBC Radio soon after with Cry Fi Haiti, recorded in the wake of a terrible earthquake which afflicted that Caribbean country. Now, he is ready to storm the local dancehall world again, teaming up with JA Productions with whom he scored a hit, Hot like Fyah, on the Overtime rhythm three years ago.

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