Jamaican reggae singer Warrior King has generated a stir in the music industry with his most recent single, “African Love”, a collaboration with the West African superstar MzVee. On an Afrobeat beat with a mix of Latin rhythms, the track created by popular producer Jermaine 'Crawba Genius’ Henry, It is considered a contemporary version of the authentic reggae sound of Warrior King.
The project 2021 was released on digital platforms in the past 9 of April, and it is a sample of the 90s reggae hit ‘Hello Mama Africa’ de Garnett Silk.
Crawba Genius, who works closely with dancehall star Charly Black, He is known as the creative behind the single "Domestic Violence" by said artist, single that was released in late 2019. The producer, who is also known for his 'Drip' riddims, ‘Legends of Soul’ and ‘Dig Road’ expressed his joy and inspiration in this new production: “I am fascinated by the sound of Garnett Silk and I really love Afrobeat. With the idea of Garnett Silk in my head I got creative. I wanted to do something with a real vibe but something for people to dance to ”.
He also deejay said that “I have been listening to MzVee for a while and I love his voice and his appearance.. Then, I saw that MzVee was perfect for the song and for this combination with Warrior ", Crawba said.
The ongoing pandemic was not an impediment to bringing the two musical sensations together in the same single. The voices of MzVee and Warrior King were recorded separately, in Ghana and Jamaica respectively.
Warrior King, widely known for his singles “Virtuous Woman” (2001); “Never Go Where Pagans Go” (2002); “Hold Da Faith”, “My Life”, “Can’t Get Me Down” (2005); Y “Wanna Give You Love” (2009), expressed that “it's a beautiful love song, a song of empowerment. I am ecstatic about this collaboration with MzVee, working with feminine energy is always great”.
Meanwhile, the Ghanaian singer MzVee, who is on the way to the release of the single video “You Alone”, part of his critically acclaimed fourth studio album “InVEEncible”, said “this song celebrates african love. He (Warrior King) praise the African woman and talk about how beautiful, strong and brave what is; and that's exactly what an African woman is. He is a great musician and I loved his fluency in this song, It was awesome, Super, Super cool”.
MzVee, who is currently the only Ghanaian woman on the Africa’s playlist 360 de BBC 1xtra, added that “reggae and afrobeat are genres that come from sweat, the job, blood and love. They are two genres that are part of my singing style”.
“Africa Love” also features the musical skills of Keneil DeLisser on drums and Almondo Douglas on guitar. The project is the second collaborative effort between Warrior King's Rootz Warrior Productions and Crawba Productions.; the first was the song “Moonlight Bright” from the album “Rootz Warrior” of the singer released in April 2016.
Source: Press release