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January 16, 2014
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Rage puts out new single

Newcomer Rage released his latest single, False Pretense, earlier this week. Rage, whose real name is Rickardo Dinham, is based in New York. He is originally from the Kintyre area of Papine in St Andrew.

False Pretense is produced by Adrian 'Donsome' Hanson for Donsome Records. This isn't the first time that Rage has worked with the New York based Donsome Records. He was featured on the fledgling label's Reggae Grass Roots Vol. 1, Reggae in My Heart and Reggae Fruits and Roots Vol. 1 compilations.

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In a release to the media, Rage spoke about the new single and his emerging career.

"False Pretense was inspired by real events in my life. It's about my experience with a special someone and others under comparison. Real ladies are still out there," Rage explained.

The deejay says he is bringing a dynamic sound and variety of concepts to the musical arena.

"I want people to stop and say 'that's true' when they listen to one of my songs," he noted.

A former contestant in the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall competition in 2012, Rage met producers Cordell 'Skatta' Burrell and Peter 'Shadyville' Harrison, who have helped to mould him into the artiste that he has become.

"My musical journey was and still is an upward trend, but thanks to Peter Harrison for my growth, it was a transformation from dancehall to reggae mostly. It has led me to realise that reggae music is my comfort zone," said Rage.

Rage has released songs including No More Free Nights (Downsound Records); Holding Down featuring Lukie D (featured on Donsome Records' Reggae Grass Roots Vol. 1); Can't Say Goodbye (featured on Reggae in My Heart Vol. 1); and Higglers Anthem (featured on Reggae Fruits and Roots Vol. 1).

His debut album, Crazy World, is to be released shortly on Shadyhill Music/Donsome Records LLC, which he is signed to.

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