Things looking up for Frass Hill
Dancehall artiste Frass Hill recently inked a recording and booking deal with Sophia B Records and Investment Inc. and believes his fortunes are on the rise.
He has been getting good exposure after releasing the single Clap It Up, featuring ex-Gaza member Tommy Lee Sparta, a song which has become a mainstay on popular mix tapes and in the streets.
"The song buss Bounty Sundays and Boom Sundays the other night. Some radio disc jockeys ah show interest in my material. Mi feel good with the response I have been getting; it's a great look," he said.
He thanked his new manager for his recent change of fortune.
"I want to thank MC Nuffy, who gave me a big strength and introduced me to my new manager, Sophia Bewry-Brown. Big up Vybz Kartel and my sister Tanesha 'Shorty' Johnson, cause ah we say family," said the 28-year-old artiste, whose real name is Emelio Kirk Paulo Johnson.
Frass Hill grew up in Gregory Park, Portmore, St Catherine. He attended Tivoli Gardens High School before being transferred to Charlie Smith High School, both in Kingston.
He started out as a dancer, inspired by his uncles who were members of the Gregory Park Dancers.
He recorded his first song, Help, in 2003, when he was still a teenager, but it was not until 2015 that he vaulted into public spotlight with two singles, Come A Road, a tribute to Vybz Kartel, and She Loves Me.
The latter was released on the Adidjahiem/Short Boss record label. Shorty helped to aggressively promote She Loves Me.
"The video for Come A Road played hard on Swag TV, and made it to some street mixtapes," he said.
There are plans to shoot videos for some of his new projects, including Bad Eeh Gal and Clap It Up.