I-Shenko is living the ‘King Life’
On January 27, reggae artiste I-Shenko officially released his debut studio album, King Life, which is a joint independent label production by Drettbeats/Rebel Kolony Entertainment.
"The name King Life really represents most of the tracks on the album, and is also the title of one of the singles off the album. King Life represents the journey you have been through in life, from your struggles to your achievements, and [is] a reminder that no matter what hardships you go through, every man is a king and every woman is a queen. It's up to us to motivate ourselves and each other, and push accordingly," the artiste explained.
With a fusion of hip-hop, Afrobeat, reggae and dancehall, the artiste showcases his diverse musical chops, featuring collaborations with fellow reggae artistes, including Turbulence, as well as rappers Five Steez and International Hak.
"I'm hoping that when they listen to this album, the global vibes will resonate with listeners. Current and potential fans can relate to the tracks and set whatever mood, based on what they're listening to and feeling at that time," the artiste said.
The album has been at least 10 years in the making, and with its release I-Shenko is looking forward to continued growth on his journey.
"Being an artiste from Jamaica who loves and appreciates my culture, I have fused my sounds with different genres with the hopes of reaching potential fans globally, while also sharing my culture and experiences with them. I hope my music can reach fans worldwide, to uplift and motivate them in whatever way possible," the artiste stated.