Kranium collabs with Canadian R&B star
Kranium, known for his 2015 summer smash Nobody Has To Know, has been virtually absent from the dancehall scene, but has returned in a way that may rival last year's success.
On Tuesday night, the New York-based artiste dropped a brand new single called We Can, featuring Canadian artiste Tory Lanez, who recently released LUV, a summer party hit which takes heavy influence from Tanto Metro and Devonte's Everyone Falls In Love.
With ancestral ties to Trinidad and Tobago, Lanez has included Caribbean elements and expressions in recent releases, but has taken it a step further by adding his voice to a native Jamaican artiste's track.
"He recorded his verse after dropping LUV," Kranium told THE WEEKEND STAR. "I did my part earlier this year in LA with Sakpase and Marley Waters, the two producers of the record."
Like Nobody Has To Know, We Can seems set to make waves on the radio in the coming months. Lanez guest stars expertly on the track, tailoring his style to the dancehall aesthetic.
Kranium is the only reggae-dancehall artiste signed to Atlantic Records lengthy and impressive roster, which includes Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and Coldplay.
"Tory's team reached to my team to go on tour earlier this summer," Kranium said. Both artistes will begin a 49-show North American tour on September 6. "Naturally, as we were looking for an artiste to feature on We Can, we sent the record to Tory. Then we linked up in a studio in NYC late July and made it happen."
To date, Kranium has performed in front of audiences in the US, UK, Europe and Africa. This summer, he took part in Drake's OVO Fest as well as the sensational Redbull Culture Clash as a member of the winning Mixpak Crew, alongside dancehall stars Popcaan, Tony Matterhorn and Spice.
Within one week of posting the track on YouTube, views climbed to over 20,000 views.