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November 26, 2012
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Video album, new documentary for Spragga Benz
Sadeke Brooks, Staff Reporter

Deejay Spragga Benz

Having released his album 'Shotta Culture' in 2010, dancehall artiste Spragga Benz is now getting ready to release a video album with all the songs on the CD, as well as a documentary.

On the album that was produced by American producer Salaam Remi, ZJ Bambino and PJ Butta, there are collaborations with other acts like Stephen Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Swizz Beats, Jazmine Sullivan, Nas, Wayne Wonder, Sizzla Kalonji and Queen Ifrica.

Showing what he describes as "the roots of the music", Spragga Benz says the video album will complete the package.

With 17 tracks on the album and several collaborations, he admitted that it was difficult to schedule video shoots with all the artistes. So to ensure that everyone is seen, he said excerpts from performances that he did with some of these acts have been included on the video compilation.

"The album was a total of 17 songs, so we did 17 videos," he said, noting that his son Carlton Grant also died when he was 17 years old.

"When mi did just a do the album, I wanted to do something that represents the genre on the level that it should be represented. I want it to be a full package. I just have to make the documentary to seal the whole package," he said.

Spragga Benz also added that the video album is near completion and the documentary, Shotta Culture HD, will follow shortly after.

"The documentary is basically done already. Sandy (hurricane) slow up a lot of the editing, but by the end of this year we should be finished and ready for release by the first quarter of next year," he told THE STAR.

a deeper insight

"It's about my life, upbringing, the struggles, things that we do as ghetto youths to make a difference. People will get a deeper insight into who I am," Spragga added.

Although he is optimistic, Spragga Benz says he does not know how the video album and the documentary will be received by the general public.

"That is up to the people after it is done. The greatest thing is that I do my work and I am satisfied with the outcome. It is not the hype-up hype-up thing, so dem ago slow to it, but at the end of the day they are going to respect the quality," he said.

Meanwhile, Spragga Benz is in the process of making the music video for his song Sleep With Angels that should be released by the end of the year. He is also promoting newer songs like Name Brand, She Love Me, Prettiness Activate and Tell Me Who.

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