Empire I wants to 'Take Control'
Empire I's latest single, 'Take Control', seems to be gaining traction on radio and in the street dances in the Corporate Area.
"Kingston is where I fit in, where I feel at home. I want Jamaicans to understand how much I love and respect dancehall, and I am willing to experiment within a framework of respect. I want to take my place here on the scene," said Empire I.
The Wales-born artiste has had her share of success, winning several awards in Canada, her adopted country. One of her songs, Get up on It, was featured in the hit HBO comedy, Girls.
Part of Empire I's campaign to break Take Control in Jamaica is a show at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston in July. She has gigs in The Gambia and China.
Recently, Empire I landed a major corporate endorsement with Cover Girl Make-up using the instrumental of Passion, one of her songs, in a series of five how-to make-up tutorials commercials for the brand.
Previously known as Empress Isis, Empire I first came to Jamaica 12 years ago to film a documentary about the Bobo Shanti Rastafarian order.