Cashan ready to shake up dancehall


August 11, 2017
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Dancehall artiste Cashan is looking to shake up the world with her savvy lyrics and powerful vocals. She is already creating an impact with the soulful 'Journey on My Own' on the True Words rhythm, which has racked up thousands of hits on YouTube since its release a month ago.

"I am very proud of this song. It brings across a range of emotions, and I am loving the positive feedback on social media and in my community," she said.

There are plans in place to shoot a video for the project soon, given the interest it has been generating on the nation's airwaves.

Cashan, who is from Amity Hall in Moneague, St Ann, was introduced to a studio by a friend while in grade 9, and she recorded her first single, I'm Not Crazy. At the time, she was a Jehovah's Witness, so she had no occasion to sing in a church choir. However, she participated in concerts as part of her duties as a member of the Girl Guides.

relationship deteriorated

In 2012, she began to record singles for New York-based label 5 Star Records, headed by Clifton Lawrence. However, the relationship deteriorated, and they parted ways.

"At that time, experience and money were lacking, both of which you need to make it in the music business. The studio was trying to put out too many artistes at the time, so chalk it up to a lesson learnt," she said.

She later inked a contract with True Blue Family Records and worked closely with the label from 2015 to 2016, scoring a minor hit with Wife, which came out on the 90s Gold rhythm, which also featured Vybz Kartel. Not pleased with the pace of her career, Cashan terminated the contract with True Blue Family Records and started to work with Sandy 'Big Eddie' Edwards.

Now that she has built up a decent repertoire of songs such as Leprechaun and Make It Up, Cashan is ready to show the world what she has to offer.

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