Kapri eyes stardom
Up-and-coming dancehall artiste Kapri is hoping to use 2017 to catapult him into stardom as he eyes the top of the dancehall industry.
The entertainer, born Dwayne Wallace, got his break in 2008 when he released the single Dear Mama on the 'Creeper' rhythm. The song, produced by Seanizzle, received heavy radio play at the time, and was supposed to be the song that set the entertainer up for a successful career in the industry.
And, that it did to some extent.
Shortly after Dear Mama was released, Kapri got the chance to work with several entertainers in the industry, including Beenie Man, Mavado, Elephant Man and T.O.K.
He has not been in the spotlight much since then, but Kapri told THE STAR that he is still very much doing music and is hoping 2017 will be the year he finally becomes a household name in dancehall.
"There are no limits for an unchained mind," he said. "I am hard-working, talented and determined as a person and also as an artiste. I am always ready for anything progressive that comes my way, and I will always meet and exceed expectations."
Kapri is working and recording with both Orland 'Parana' Coke and Seanizzle Reid in the hope of creating a body of work that will set him apart in an industry where everyone is trying to be like someone else.
He recently released a song called My Shorty, that was produced by Coke. The track has the influences of his Jamaican roots as well as an urban pop beat.
Kapri is hoping that with the pop influences on the song, he can not only break locally, but also gain heavy traction and airplay on the international market.
He recently did a video for the single directed and shot by David 'Lucky' King, and he is also promoting his new singles, Thug Love and Dark Glass, both produced by Billboard top producer Snowcone. The official video for Thug Love has been added to both BET Soul and VH1 Soul.