Vypa tells young artistes to target foreign markets
Having recently performed in Dubai, reggae artiste Vypa is recommending that other artistes seek to push their music in other markets.
Vypa said that he felt he was being stifled trying to get his break in a saturated music industry.
"The world is large, and reggae and dancehall is bigger than Jamaica and the Caribbean. It is internationally known and loved. An artiste can't grow in the music field by focusing on just one area. You need to spread your wings and take risks," he said.
Vypa's trips overseas have seen him performing on many stages, collaborating on projects with foreign artistes, and in the process exposing his music to new audiences.
"Going international is one of the best decisions I have made for my career. It has really taken my career to a new international new level. I have travelled to beautiful places, met other artistes, even collaborated with Daggyshash, an Ethiopian artiste while on my previous Dubai tour in 2015," he said.
"I have worked with International DJs like DJ Teddy Jam and DJ Adonai. Many people here might not know them, however, they are some of the biggest names in the Middle East. I have new fans from around the world and spread my music ... fans in countries I never would have thought listen to reggae and dancehall. My album was released May 13, 2015 on Shyrick Dancehall Radio," he said.
Vypa's latest project is a record/music video titled My Life/Never Give Up, which is currently placed at number four on Hype TV video countdown chart.