Bounty gave me a push start 'Outdeer', says Shakespear
Reggae-dancehall artiste Andre 'Shakespear Di Don Dadda' Diah is celebrating the success of his single 'Outdeer', which has been receiving strong rotation on local radio.
The artiste gives Bounty Killer credit for his steady rise to stardom, highlighting that without the co-sign of the legendary artiste, he may not have tasted his relative success.
"I did a show with Bounty Killer and after I was finished performing he went up and he told the people that I needed to get a break," he said, noting Killer told the patrons to go to a major local station and tell them that Shakespear "needs to buss".
After performing at the Marcus Garvey celebration ... Bounty Killer went up for a second time and once more he told the station and promoters to support my talent and stop hiding talent," he said.
Shakespear said following Killer's co-sign, persons in his parish started to give him more respect.
"He also spoke highly of me in other places like Portland and St Mary. Bounty speech also reached people like Tony Rebel and the radio people," he told THE WEEKEND STAR.
Shakespear recently made his debut at Rebel Salute and is already working on creating his own reggae band Outdeer Fyah. The singjay is also batting for better content.
"The content we have now is lacking in many ways. The audience and the artiste are working with the norm. It's like if you don't curse bad words, sing gun songs, or sing about sex then they won't recognise you. So I think the fans have been stuck in one lane," he said.
Shakespear's EP will be released in the coming months. He and his team are also trying to secure a distribution deal from a major reggae distribution company.