International recording artiste Black Mattic has struck a powerful chord with the release of his new single entitled, “4” which has many musical pundits wondering why is he is not already an industry leader. The lyrically potent single is one of the lead tracks off his upcoming new 20 track album which is slated to be released the latter part of this year. According Black Mattic he is ready to take his rightful place at the helm of dancehall.
“I am the difference dancehall needs at this time and I say that without apology. The musical standard in dancehall needs to be maintained and to be frank the benchmark that the likes of Sean Paul, Shaggy,Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man collectively set over the years is not being maintained by the current crop of so called hot artistes. I will change that” Stated Black Mattic.
The Waterhouse native who currently resides in the United States wears many hats including being a venture capitalist, deejay, producer and songwriter but says being a recording artiste is the most important area of focus. Having already tasted international success in 2016 when he topped the British Virgin Charts with a 10 track Album and again in 2019 when charted in Europe and Korea respectively Black Mattic says he knows what the international market wants out of Jamaica musically.
“The lyrical content, choice of topics, imaging and the business structure elements of our local scene are limiting factors which are repelling the growth and consistent international placement for our genre. We need to fix this by first admitting to ourselves that these areas must be fixed as well as actually highlighting the talents that have the potential to be global stars instead of over hyping mediocrity” Stated Black Mattic
Currently Black Mattic is busy in studio adding the finishing touches to his new 20 track album slated to be released in December 2021.