Blvk H3ro & Wayne J – Original | New Video

by Feb 7, 2020News, Video



Out today on Delicious Vinyl Island, “Original” pairs two of Jamaica’s most exciting young talents in BLVK H3RO (pronounced Black Hero) and WAYNE J for a modern bashment anthem steeped in dancehall tradition. Inspired by the classic riddims of the 1990s and early ’80s, the track finds the youthful deejays riding a vintage-style boof-baf instrumental from producer KraggiBadArt with the proficiency of seasoned veterans, while paying lyrical homage to dancehall icons and originators from King Jammy’s to Super Cat.

A child prodigy who’d already scored a range of viral hits (“Slacky Mouth,” “18 Or Older”) by age 12, Wayne J is known for his show stopping performances at major Jamaican fests like Rebel Salute. Likewise, BLVK H3RO has been tearing down international festivals like Reggae Jam in Germany and Belgium’s Reggae Geel while dropping diverse, genre-fluid collaborations with a range of Jamaican and foreign collaborators including Iotosh (“Watch Yuh Step”), Bobby Blackbird of Equiknoxx Music (“Play Another One”) and Swing Ting (“Can’t Wait”).