Hip-hop group linking up with J'cans
Canadian hip-hop and R&B group EMG recently visited Jamaica promoting their new single, 'Tell Me', which features entertainer Chux Starr, a Canadian reggae-fusion artiste born of Jamaican parents.
EMG, or Entourage Music Group, is comprised of Quota, the MC, and her two brothers, Primo and Snipes, and together they have been making music for the past decade, having been influenced by the likes of Bob Marley, Luciano, Beres Hammond, The Fugees, Jay Z and several others.
They travelled to Jamaica because of their work with the reggae-influenced track that they hope will find favour on the island. They were interviewed by several Jamaican media houses including Ceen, RE TV, CVM, TVJ and Newstalk.
They said the song, for which a video has already been shot, was very well received.
"It's a reggae-style beat - a reggae-fusion love song strictly for the ladies and dancers," said Quota. "Everybody is loving it."
The song is expected to be on their upcoming EP, which is "still a work-in progress" Quota said.
Tell Me is available on all digital platforms. The video will be released month end.
In the meantime, the group is enjoying great feedback from their other project, a single called Touch di Road, with dancehall artiste Jah Vinci. Scenes from a coming music video for the song were shot in Jamaica, and there is also a Caribbean tour planned with Jah Vinci in the coming weeks.
Prior to the launch, they will be performing in Toronto, opening for Ding Dong on November 11 before departing for a performance in Trinidad and Tobago the following weekend.