Visionary tackles violence with music
Dancehall/reggae artiste Visionary is hoping his latest single, 'Stop', will help to curb the nation's spiralling crime rate.
Visionary said he uses the track to tackle violence and encourage unity within the four corners of the earth.
"The song evokes a sense of responsiveness and echoes a strong message to curb the violence in Jamaica and the world. Music is really powerful so I am hoping that this message will resonate well with the listeners," he said.
The track features production works from Visionary and Studio 21 and is featured on Sly and Robbie's Taxi Rhythm.
The entertainer, whose given name is Michael Thompson, describes his musical style as one rooted in lovers' rock and roots rock reggae with traces of R&B, gospel, and country.
He released his debut album in 2004 called Good Works, followed by several others, with his latest being Grass Root in 2014.
He is the voice behind tracks like Me A Watch You and Critical Time.
"In addition to promoting the single Stop, I am just continuing my mission to release new and relevant music. It's always a warm feeling to know that my music has helped to uplift my fans during some difficult moments in their lives," Visionary said.
The entertainer said he would remain busy for the remainder of the year as he continues to promote his music while uplifting his audience.
"This is a really busy time of the year for me as this is festival season and I have quite a few bookings in Canada and sections of the US," he said.