The Kartel of gospel music - Pastor Son to take the genre mainstream
Fast-rising gospel deejay Pastor Son said he is aiming to be the Vybz Kartel of gospel music.
The deejay, son of two pastors, wears a braided hairstyle and gold earrings, which could easily cause him to be mistaken for a hard-core secular artiste. However, the entertainer said his image does not define his character.
"A lot of critics are going to bash me, but I am aiming to be the Kartel of gospel music. I believe that my type of gospel music will become popular in the music industry, as there are lots of souls that need to be saved," the 26-year-old who was baptised at age eight, explained.
Working on his debut EP, The Devils Most Wanted, Pastor Son is elated about the reception to his latest singles, Mi Nah Ansa and Christian God Wud.
"Every young Christian can relate to the message in Mi Nah Ansa. It's about temptations that the Devil may throw at you when you are serving the Almighty, temptation, that often comes in the form of a sexy woman," said the artiste, born Orbin Brown. Both singles were officially released in January.
BUILDING THE KINGDOM
"The message in my EP will be about building the Kingdom of God and putting gospel music in the mainstream of dancehall and reggae. The Devil has lost one of his soldiers as I had fallen into the wrong path in my prime, and I have since repented and confessed my sins, and I have been walking the right path, living as a faithful child of God," he said.
Pastor Son spent his earlier years in St Mary but migrated to Queens, New York, where he embarked on a music career. Among his releases were Block It Out, Come As You Are and Ten Inna Dem Head.