Blessed teams up with Walshy Fire, Expanders
Jamaica-born Canadian reggae artiste Blessed recently teamed up with international music producer Walshy Fire (of Major Lazer) and the Los Angeles-based reggae band the Expanders to record his new single titled 'Money Don't Grow on Trees'.
The song, which was recorded on the Thanks For Life rhythm, and which was created by the Expanders, was released as part of a 13-song compilation in October.
Since its release, Money Don't Grow on Trees has consistently enjoyed heavy rotation in several territories, including Canada, the US, Europe, and the Caribbean.
"This song is doing great. It's getting a lot of attention worldwide. Money Don't Grow on Trees is a topic that many people can relate to. I think that's a part of the reason why the song is doing so well," said Blessed.
"Walshy Fire is a fantastic producer, and the Expanders is an amazing band. I'm currently working a new project with them, which I'm very excited about. I'm also working a project with VPal Records."
Money Don't Grow on Trees is currently sitting in the number 9 spot on the Canadian Rebel Vibez Top 10 Chart.
Blessed is a two-time Juno Award Winner. In 2002, he copped the prestigious Canadian award for the Best Reggae Recording with a song titled Love (African Woman), and he won again in the same category in 2006 with Reggae Time.
Blessed, real name Peter Skinner, is originally from St Thomas. He moved to Canada at the age of 12. After leaving high school, he launched his career by performing on the Redd Flames sound system in Toronto.