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January 25, 2013
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Chris Martin's Cheater's Prayer remixed by Jim Jones
CURTIS CAMPBELL, STAR Writer


( L - R ) Christopher Martin, Rapper Jim Jones - File photos

American rapper Jim Jones has done a remix to reggae artiste Chris Martin's hit single Cheater's Prayer.

The song is called Mary's Prayer and was recorded without Chris Martin's consent. The rapper has even gone as far as to release a music video rapping to the reggae instrumental, using Chris Martin's voice on the hook.

According to Chris Martin's manager, Lydon Lettman, Jim Jones made an attempt to contact Martin's team. However, the artiste was off the island.

"Jim Jones tried to make contact with us but because of the travelling, we never got a chance to speak. So, apparently he got impatient and put out the remix on his own. But anything that will help to break the song in the overseas market is welcomed. I would have preferred if it was done on a more professional platform though," Lettman said.

A reggae song breaking into the hip-hop market is a slap in the face of those who subscribe to the hyper dancehall genre over reggae music. However, Lettman says he is not phased by local hype.

"This just goes to show that the market is big and obviously the song is big world-wide, which is why Jim Jones decided to do a remix. So I am waiting to see where this will go. We are out in the US market and not just in the Tri-state area. So you never know who will hear your music and gravitate towards it," Lettman said.

He also remains optimistic that communication with Jim Jones' team will improve.

"It's still early and we are going to try and reach out to him and see what can be resolved. Perhaps we can even push to get a better video done or even improve the current material," he said.

Chris Martin recently returned from Dubai, where he spent New Year's Eve performing to reggae lovers.

Jim Jones is CEO of international record label Diplomat Records' and has made several Billboard charted singles including We Fly High.

The original Cheater's Prayer currently has over 1 million views on YouTube.com.

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