Double K blows up with 'Caan Sleep'


May 13, 2016
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The streets are talking about the brilliant new sound of recording artiste Double K, whose single, 'Caan Sleep', has been getting radio play over the past three weeks.

"The response has been so great: my management team is looking to do a video for the song," the artiste, born Kelisha Kadian Green, said.

Hailing from Papine, St Andrew, Double K got her big break in 2006 when she met popular music producer, Supa Hype. He gave her the opportunity to voice her first single, Double Up.

"I used to name Lady K, but Jimmy Cliff's son (Deanie Cliff) give me the name Double K. One day, he asked me my real name and I told him, and he said, 'alright Double K, that's two Ks',' she explained.

The artiste, who is under the tutelage of hardcore dancehall icon Bounty Killer and music producers Deejay Karim and Black Sheep, idolises former Queen of Dancehall Lady Saw.

"I love hardcore dancehall music ... when I was small I always deejay her songs so mi just love her...mi fall in love with her. Saw just plain and just raw and she don't care," she said, adding that her other role models in the industry are "Bounty Killer, Beres Hammond and Rihanna".

She is looking to up the ante in 2016.

"My goal is to become an international star. I'm around Bounty Killer and he's pushing and guiding me through the way. I am just focusing and working hard to achieve my dreams," she said.

There are already plans for her to do a promotional tour in Canada this summer.

"I am looking forward to showing what I can do," she said.

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