1Vipa wants veteran artistes to mentor youngsters

January 31, 2023

Up-and-coming dancehall artiste 1Vipa is calling on veteran entertainers to mentor the new generation of dancehall and reggae artistes.

"I would like to see more unity amongst the old generation and the new generation of artistes in Jamaica. It would be nice to see legends like Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Capleton, Bounty Killer, Beres Hammond and Ken Boothe sharing their knowledge with the youngsters in the business through a mentorship programme. This would help to strengthen our music and make it more viable in the international music marketplace," said 1Vipa.

The deejay is confident that it won't be long before he becomes a force to be reckoned with in dancehall music.

"My musical style is very appealing because it's aggressive and melodic at the same time. Some of my songs are hardcore while some of them are smooth and mellow. I have found a winning formula and my music is gaining traction. So I know it's only a matter of time before I get my break," he said.

1Vipa is currently promoting his new single Jeepers Creepers on the Bvrban Musiq label.

"This song was released in December and I am very pleased with the response it's receiving. I am grateful to all the DJs who are playing both locally and overseas," he said.

1Vipa, given name Je'-Keyshi McIntosh, was born and raised in Kingston. He launched his recording career in 2019 with the release of a single Big Drip.

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