G Mac's new album gets Sizzla boost
Reggae and dancehall artiste G Mac is still on a high after a recent performance with veteran reggae artiste and mentor, Sizzla Kalonji.
The two performed at a reggae show in Martinique. This was not G Mac's first time travelling or performing with Sizzla, but the artiste explained that this trip was extra special because Sizzla was helping him to promote his new album, Diamond.
"Performing with Sizzla is always a great joy, and it was a blessing to join him in performing some of the remixes we did to his classics Black Woman and Child and Praise He Jah. Reggae music is a global thing, but trust me, the feeling never gets old to go to other places and see how they react to reggae," he said. "I recently inked a deal with VP Records for the album, and since that is a major label for reggae and dancehall, I expect great things. Performing with Sizzla will definitely go a long way in pushing the album, and I am expecting it to do well."
The artiste, who has toured Europe as a solo act on many occasions, used the interview to encourage aspiring acts to work on their stage presence.
He said that reggae and dancehall are genres that are predominantly performance-driven and said entertainers have to be able to engage a crowd.
He also encouraged younger artistes to share the stage with veterans occasionally as the veterans have much knowledge to pass on.
"I was well-received by the fans, and that is testimony to the work I have been putting into performing. I just want to encourage the youth to work hard on their performance skills because that is where your bread and butter will come from," he said. "Performing with Sizzla is a great achievement. To share the same platform with a legend in reggae music, it boosts my confidence, and also learn a lot from him."
G Mac is expected to embark on his promotional album tour in Europe in coming weeks.
"I have a strong and supportive fan base in Europe that I have cultivated over the years. So it's important to feed them with new music on a consistent basis and show up for appearances," he said.