Dotta Coppa inspired by Yellowman
King of dancehall Yellowman has signed fellow albino artiste Dotta Coppa, as the young act seeks to make his mark in music.
Dotta Coppa, who was previously signed to Vybz Kartel's Portmore Empire, is promoting new single, Ride It Gyal. He said Yellowman's endorsement has boosted his self-esteem.
"I feel very privileged as Yellowman is a foundation artiste and King of the dancehall, and with his endorsement, my confidence is boosted. It has helped tremendously since being an albino in the music business is challenging, but when I see what my great mentor has achieved, I know once I apply myself, work hard and provide good longevity music, I shall be a household name and winning awards like the King," he told THE STAR.
Dotta Coppa is also working on a new EP titled Son of the King, which is an ode to Yellowman. The EP will feature collaborations with Nitty Kuthcie, Jah Mason and Ras Gandie.
Ride It Gyal was produced by Prince Villa for PV Records and benefits from a distribution deal with 21st Hapilos.
"The reception is a positive one, especially from the females, as the song allows them to express themselves in dance. Also, on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, numbers in terms of followers have increased. In relation to sales, I am awaiting on a report from my online digital distributor," he said.
Dotta Coppa is largely regarded as one of those acts who failed to shine even with Vybz Kartel's endorsement. However, the deejay believes his time is at hand.
"Well, as the song states, 'no man is an island, no man stands alone,' hence I now have a team to aid the promotion on all mediums and to help guide my career in music. Since the dissolution of Portmore Empire, I have been working independently (with) some collaborations with artiste from Ghana, United Kingdom, USA and Russia, to name a few," he said.
The artiste believes his lyrical skills and skin colour will set him apart from other artistes as he works to make his name a household brand.