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August 21, 2014
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Bashwa - the Cultural Lyricist


Bashwa, born Jermaine Freeman, first appeared on the Jamaican Reggae and Dancehall scene in 2010 when he appeared on TVJ's Roll Out program. It wasn't the breakout moment he was expecting, but the artiste has since made a name for himself on the streets, gaining a reputation locally and abroad.

His latest single, Cheap And Clean, is getting lot of rotation on New York radio station 100.7 FM, on the Harrie Throoper show by DJ Mashworks and also on the Wizology Show on CHRY 105.5 FM in Toronto, Canada, with DJ Wiz.

The song lyrics are centered on the idea that not many individuals can afford to wear expensive clothing to parties and clubs. For Bashwa, it's a song everyone can relate to, so he decided to promote it heavily, adding that a video will soon be following.

The young artiste, born in Spaldings, Clarendon, attended Thompson Town and Central High schools, but dropped out of school to help his mother take care of his younger brothers and sisters. Musically inclined since he was a child, Bashwa turned to his family and community for inspiration in composing his own songs and learning new techniques, different beats and experimenting with various rhythms.

Since then, he has recorded numerous songs with various producers, including Bonz Production.

The singles Streets No Safe, Clean Mi Clean and Girl Dem Nuff were produced by Nellz Production. Run In House and Cheap And Clean were produced by Streets Side Records.

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