Tactikal looks to make his mark

September 11, 2017

At the age of 13, Ossan McKenzie received his musical calling, and after immersing himself in all it encompasses, at the age of 20 he decided to take his music serious by entering a popular national talent show, Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall. It was then that Tactikal was born.

With positive feedback from the crowd and judges, the budding artiste knew he made the right decision. Although he did not win the competition, Tactikal knew it was only the start.

"It was only the beginning. The journey did not stop there for me. I gained great knowledge just from being there. I took what I learnt and continued to perfect my skills and grow in my music. I will always cherish the opportunity that I was given to showcase my talent on such a great stage," he said.

That same year he met his mentor, artiste/engineer Neutron Obliv, who helped him hone his craft. The latter resulted in early recordings which garnered airplay and created a buzz in Jamaica.

Tactikal has subsequently received a feature in a dancehall documentary for one of Korea's biggest networks, KBS Broadcasting, who journeyed to Jamaica from Seoul, Korea.

He recently released a record titled Four Way Flasher, produced by Jam 2 Productions.

"Well, it's a money song but with a different concept. As a young artiste, we always hustling, we always do road fi get the cash, we nah wait and we nah stop. It's a metaphor. We were in the studio and heard the rhythm. My friend Dangles was there, and I was just saying how he's always rushing to work with his four flashers on, and that is how the song was born," he said.

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