Singer J stirs Olympic patriotism
Singer J's current hit, 'Can't Stop Me Now', has somewhat stirred patriotism among Jamaican fans in tune to the current Rio Olympic Games.
Currently storming the airwaves and riding most charts locally, Can't Stop Me Now is accompanied by a version done in tribute to the Jamaican athletes participating in the Olympics. There is also a version done in honour of Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt.
"Can't Stop Me Now is an anthem for the Jamaican athletes. When I recorded the song, a lot was going on and I felt it was my way of giving thanks for all that has happened for me," Singer J explained.
The artiste's career has been given a revival thanks to the success of the song, which has been impacting the reggae scene in Japan (currently number five on the Blaze Dancehall chart in Japan), Miami, New York and England.
The version for Bolt has been given the thumbs up by the athlete, who posted the song a few weeks ago on his social media. Several disc jocks have also given the song support on social media.
"All of this was done way before the Olympics, and I am just thankful for the support the song has received. Our athletes
performed very well at the Olympics, and they have made the entire Jamaica proud," he added.
Earlier this week, Singer J performed at the Irie FM roadshow in Savanna-la-Mar. This Sunday, he will perform at the station's annual Marcus Garvey Tribute show.
Put Jah First, a song produced by Mineral Boss Records and featured on the Money Boss rhythm, is currently gaining some traction for Singer J.