Masicka is the multi-talented, DJ, singer and songwriter on the verge of breaking into the tightly knit circuit of the Jamaican dancehall scene. Masicka is sure to be a big hit in dancehall music and is seeking to bring his one-of-a-kind style to international prominence. Today, Masicka is hailed as the next rising star in dancehall, with hot new singles, Guh Haad N Done, Whistling Clean and Lose Control getting heavy rotation on local radio stations, such as Zip 103, Hits 92 and Fame FM. Masicka has also been recently featured on some popular reggae/dancehall radio shows in the United States and UK. All of this airplay is greatly appreciated by the young Dj, who sees all the attention as reaching another milestone in his career. Masicka’s success also bodes well for his production and marketing team at One Motion Music. Masicka has already been fortunate to work with a variety of today’s talented dancehall producers over the past year. Producers like Equinoxx Music, a well-established riddim producer respected both in Jamaica as well as abroad. Icon, who does production for Ding Dong and many others. Makonen, who is popular for his tracks with Andrew and Wada Blood of the One Blood Family. Others include G3 Musik, TJ Records and CrashDummy Productions, the producer of Masicka’s latest single Guh Haad And Done. Masicka is thankful to have the opportunity to work with such great producers, but still maintains a special connection with one particular production house, One Motion Music. One Motion Music has been with Masicka from the begining and has produced some of Masicka’s most popular hits, like Whistling Clean and Lose Control. Masicka’s recent success has led the One Motion camp to film the first music video for Masicka with local video producers, SF Films. The video is eagerly anticipated by Masicka’s growing fanbase and is sure to take both local and international video scenes by storm very soon.
Masicka began his career as a promising local Dj with a lyrically insane flow of melodies and harmonies which can only be described as “Sick” or better then the average in terms of his delivery. His musical journey started by performing at local talent shows and competitions in his hometown of Independence City in Portmore, more popularly dubbed by Masicka as “Sin City”. There were many talented Dj’s in Sin City for Masicka to learn from and compete against and the place became a training ground for Masicka in which he was able to build his sick lyrical style. Masicka continued to develop his special talent while attending Calabar High School. He was dubbed “The Future” by classmates and teachers alike, after toppling all competition with his advanced word play. By the time Masicka left Calabar, he had gained the acknowledgement of all there that he would likely become the next young recording artist to take over the dancehall music scene. Interestingly enough, Calabar is a school well-known to be a producer of some other great talents, including one of the greatest lyricist and Dj’s of this generation and perhaps in Jamaica’s history, the artist known as Vybz Kartel. Masicka’s flow is rapidly becoming known by dancehall enthusiasts to be similarly incomparable to that of Vybz. Like Vybz Kartel, Masicka is blessed with a crazy, sick lyrical ability and rides upon dancehall’s most current riddims with a swagger that is unmatched by most others. Masicka is a vivid storyteller who is able to bring you with him to experience the life in Sin City on his records. Now only remains to be seen whether Masicka can establish himself as a perennial top-artist in dancehall, with the longevity only experienced among the true greats of the business.
During his Calabar days, A friend of Masicka introduced him to another schoolmate known to be heavy in the local dancehall scene. The schoolmate, Leon “Kabah” Brown, had already been a songwriter and producer for notable recording artists such as Bounty Killa, Movado and members of both the Alliance and Gully Squad. The link between Masicka and Leon proved to help mold Masicka’s raw talent. Kabah became Masicka’s producer, along with fellow One Motion Music producer, Addis Pablo who is the son of reggae legend Augustus Pablo. Addis is a talented musician and producer in his own right .With the home-based recording studio which the crew call the base of One Motion Music and the super Dj, Masicka. There, the young crew, including up and coming singer/songwriter Ramone “Unique” Derizzio, endure sleepless nights with countless recording sessions and are free to create their own musical concepts. They record on quality riddims and practice their skills constantly so that when they work with other studios and producers, they never fail to leave a great and lasting impression.
As for Masicka, those long hours of hard work are certainly paying off. The Masicka buzz spread quickly throughout the generated across the local scene and soon became island wide. A cult following developed and by the time Masicka made his first official television appearance on Hype TV in 2009, he was already tasting stardom. Once again, Masicka performed extremely well as he went on to win Hype TV’s Dj competition, securing for himself as first prize, a recording session with Equinoxx Music. This resulted in the creation of one of Masicka’s most popular songs to date, “Anno Sometime” produced by Equinoxx. Equinoxx continues to work with Masicka and the One Motion Music crew today as the two production teams share a good relationship, mutual respect for the others musical talent and the hope that Masicka’s special, raw and unfiltered talent will continue to be properly directed and focused.
Masicka has also gained the acknowledgement of some established Dj’s, like Aidonia and Vybz Kartel, who feel that the young Dj Masicka has what it takes to compete in the industry and truly represent the culture and dancehall music. Every day Masicka seems to make a new fan as more people, whether in Jamaica or internationally, become familiar with his music. One Motion Music has set up a substantial web presence for Masicka. His music can be found today on Facebook, Youtube and local party sites like datmad.com. His music will also soon be released on One Motion Music’s own website and ITunes. Masicka certainly has come a long way, as he has grown quickly from the young boy of a single-parent home, forced to grow into a man in Sin City from an early age in order to help his Mother and siblings. Such life experience served to cultivate Masicka’s mind with an intense focus and an innate ability to think on a high level, usually attributed to a man older than 19 years. His fans receive the benefit of this as Masicka is able to clearly relay his unique experiences to listeners through his vivid lyrics and cool figures of speech. He will soon be featured for his talents in the Jamaican Gleaner and the weekly Star newspaper. These are just more milestones being met in the life of the young, talented Dj, Masicka. Throughout it all, Masicka says he won’t change, but instead, will continue to remain humbled and willing to work harder to be successful in the music business and give his fans good music. Let’s hope he’s right. Dancehall fans everywhere will receive the greatest reward.