Jamaican-born Third World Don headlines “Certified Gold” Album
After weeks of deliberation the decision as to who will headline Michael “Beatbopper” Hudgins’ “Certified Gold” 16-track album has been announced. Jamaican-born US-based singer, rapper and record producer, Third World Don, gets the nod over Ghanian afro-beat/reggae artiste Epixode
He (Epixode) headlined Hudgins first self-produced “Miungu Ya Muziki” 19-track album released on February 17, 2021. The album got four no.1s on Amazon’s international charts, including Best New Released album and went no 2 on the US itunes charts behind Bob Marley’s “Legend”.
In an interview with Reggae Vibes, Hudgins, who has been in music over 15 years says, his final decision was not an easy one to make.
“Third World Don gets the nod over two Ghanians, one being Epixode who did a fine job on marketing “Miungu Ya Muziki”.
However, Third World Don’s name draws a lot of attention for several reasons.
“One is being just his image of leadership. He is from the land of reggae music (Jamaica), to which the great Bob Marley and other stars belong.”
“”Miungu Ya Muziki” album missed out on billboard charting by a nose, if one is refering to horse-racing. Now, I am not only concentrating on Billboard status for “Certified Gold” but a Grammy nomination.”
Third World Don has three songs on the album. They are “Belong To The Streets”, “Prayer”, and “Jump Out The Gym”.
The full slate of songs is:
* Stone Love (Kxng Izam, Blvk H3ro)
* Jejeliving (Jahonze)
* Tropic Night (Floy Dexx)
* Nuh Need Yuh (Talis, Uplift)
* Belong To The Streets (Third World Don, Vision Alexander)
* Limbo (Uplift, Talis)
* First Place Diamond (Trexo Line Star)
* Home In The Summer (Jayel More, Fred the Godson, Snyp Life, D-Block)
* Prayer (Third World Don, Kabaka Pyramid)
* Be Like This (Lahjihkal)
* Pioneer (Maestro Don, Bounty Killer)
* Way up (Coqui Da Cure, Johnny Toma)
* Jump Out The Gym (Beatbopper, Third World Don, Gucci Mane)
* Gone (Optimus, African Boyce).
* Lucious (CPF)
Part proceeds from the album will go towards fatherless children in Spanish Town. Three students-a four year-old attending preparatory school; a 14 year-old high school student and the third attending an adult institution esch received fifteen thousand dollsrs to help wotk bsck-to-school items.
To purchase one can go on any digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and download. Cost is US$ 10.99
(Photo of Third World Don courtesy of Beatbopper)