Di Ruption 'Trodding Alone' for big break
St Thomas-based dancehall artiste Di Ruption is pleased that the year 2017 is ending on a high note, as he is getting considerable buzz for his song, 'Trodding Alone'.
"The Trodding Alone song has always been a big hit in St Thomas, but now it just start go mainstream. The radio play pick up, it just a hit local charts, and the selectors dem inna the street a give it crazy love now. It deh pon every mixtape for the Christmas," said the artiste, whose real name is Romario Wright.
The song, which was first released on iTunes on April 8, 2016, has become a favourite in his home parish of St Thomas. He released a video for the single earlier this year, racking up thousands of views online; and last week, the video vaulted on to the FIWI Choice top 10 charts.
"Since last week, mi a get even more mad love and support from the people of St Thomas because a dem first believe in me. And now, is like the ting a go global, crazy people a share the ER interview on Facebook, and mi a get in more dubplate requests and booking enquiries," he said.
He is now booked to perform at a show dubbed Portmore Music Fest on December 21, and the St Thomas Music Fest on December 26.
It has been a long journey for Di Ruption. He sang in the choir at church and at school, but when he graduated, he landed a job at the Norman Manley International Airport in the dispatch department.
However, he never gave up on his musical dream, and later inked a management and booking deal with Elite Generation Records, which is owned and operated by his older cousins, Roje Williams (CEO) and Dwayne Mathison.
Di Ruption is gearing up for the release of a seven-track EP in 2018, which will feature singles such as Fake Family and Campari and Malta.