Intence banks on 'Say Dem Real'
Dancehall artiste Intence is banking on the success of his latest single, 'Say Dem Real', to bring him the stardom that he has been yearning for.
"The Say Dem Real song a give me the biggest buzz right now. It deh pon everybody phone inna Papine and Tavern. Mi career a go from strength to strength. Everybody know the danger of a fake friend, so everybody can relate to it," Intence said.
He grew up in Tavern and attended Mona High School. Intence's father was a dancehall deejay, so he inherited that particular love for music. And when he graduated from high school, he began to spend more time in the community studio recording songs.
One of those songs, Peace Garden Anthem, became quite popular in his Tavern community.
"When that song used to drop in any dance, a problem. The place shake up. Boyzie, who is my godfather, came and realised that the tune a kick weh and he signed me to his label," Intence said.
Since inking a deal with Boyzie Records, Intence has been churning out the songs. He recorded songs such as Jett Life that began to generate mainstream attention via FM radio, and another single, Bad Gal, which was too explicit for radio, but got added to several street mix tapes.
However, his biggest hit to date is Say Dem Real on the Sedway rhythm that was released two weeks ago.
"My family a motivate me 100 per cent. Mi father love wah a gwaan," he said.