Friend's suicide inspires Qura VX's song
After his friend committed suicide earlier this year, dancehall newcomer Qura VX was inspired to voice his latest single, 'See You in Heaven'.
The song, released in May on the SG Records/Blue Sky labels, pays tribute to a friend who committed the act earlier this year.
"The song is a tribute to the life of Rhojay McLean, who killed himself on May 12. His death shook me up because he was my neighbour and I knew him well. He killed himself on my birthday by hanging himself from a mango tree," Qura VX said.
"It knock mi wicked to see a young man, at the age of 21, give up his life so tragically. And to see his mother crying on the ground, it shook me up."
Wanting to express how he really felt, Qura VX decided to do a song.
"For days, I wanted to cry and couldn't cry. So I told his sister I would do a song for him, which I recorded and which played at his funeral," said the artiste, whose real name is Mark J Hyman.
Qura VX has since shot a video for the song which he will release officially this month.
After leaving Pembroke Hall High School, Qura VX began to hone his craft. In 2007, he formed a close friendship with music producer and engineer, Jay-Crazie of Jay-Crazie Records.
Since then Qura VX has also done numerous singles at McDove Music such as Breakthrough featuring Ikonn and Party All Day. He recently landed a major career boost when his single, Party On, made it to the soundtrack for the movie King Of The Dancehall that was directed by Nick Cannon.