Bay-C claims king status on new mixtape
Popular dancehall bass vocalist Bay-C continues to chart a successful solo career with his latest release.
His new mixtape, Rise Of A New King, is a collection of tracks that the artiste has been releasing since the start of the year, along with songs from his recent Better Must Come EP and singles that will be released by summer.
"It's definitely not my first mixtape, but it's great when fans can get a collective representation of you in one project. Since last year's EP showed the roots side of me, this Rise Of A New King mixtape can showcase the dancehall and fusion sound as well," Bay-C said.
The 14-track compilation also includes international collaborations like Bubble Butt with Panamanian artiste Lorna, and Rude Gyal Swing with African pop artiste Treesha. Other features on the Rise Of a New King mixtape come from R&B crooner Gordon Andres, Ahkan of Ghanaian Afro beat duo Ruff n Smooth, and Jamaica's own Shady Squad.
The Rise Of A New King mixtape has 70 per cent dancehall and 30 per cent roots reggae energy. It was produced by the immensely popular Kingstone Sound from Cologne, Germany.
Bay-C believes the project properly defines him as a part of dancehall history, and propels him as a part of dancehall's future.
"This mixtape is more of dancehall royalty and me recognising that position as an artiste. Anyone listening can feel like they're royal as the mixtape is not just about Bay-C, but more that each person has the potential to be regal in whatever they do," Bay-C said, noting that the mixtape can be heard on his SoundCloud page.
There are specific tracks that the artiste wants listeners of the project to pay close attention to as well. The single Bad Anyweh, an unreleased Afro beat track called Diamonds, and the recently released Pop Bottles are among Bay-C favourites on the project.