Mayzen returns from hiatus

by Feb 21, 2024News

Mayzen returns from hiatus

Former Boardhouse Records recording artiste Ricky Frass has rebranded himself and changed his name to Mayzen as he continues to seek his breakthrough in mainstream music.

Born Ricardo Orlando Fowler, the Clarendon native first gained musical attention in 2012 when he recorded the track ‘Tiad’ on the Boardhouse Records released project ‘Big Dog Rhythm’ but has long moved on from the label that was co-owned by dancehall artiste Agent Sasco and his brother Gareth Campbell.

He is now embarking on a fresh start to propel his career and identified that a name change among other things was integral to that process.

“In my growth and maturity as a recording artist and songwriter I took the decision to change my name from Ricky Frass to MayZen (May – expressing possibilities – Zen – peacefully calmly). Under the persona of MayZen I have penned several powerful thought-provoking tracks, tracks that give insight to a young man’s thoughts, and dreams, that portrays life in Jamaica which is captured in my first musical release as MayZen entitled ‘Better Way’ which will open your eyes, ears and mind to mine and many others reality in Jamaica,” he said.

“How mi come up with the name mi did have a slang weh mi a say half man, half amazing so when me check the levels mi always a say mazing so me say to myself mi like da mazing something deh and me decide fi work with it,” he said.

He also pointed out that his growth is evident in his music.

“The growth from then to now is now night today if you check the levels. Maybe then I was just 10 percent of an artiste but if you check the works now you will see that mi grow to like a thousand percent, no comparison to then and now,” he reasoned.

Though confidence is at an all-time high he did admit that he has not escaped the challenges many new artistes face daily in their pursuit for musical greatness.

“The challenges that a young artiste face will always be there because many times you have to be your own manager, your own PR, and you have to be your own financier and everything inna dancehall, it takes a lot of money. One of the biggest challenges is to stay motivated,” he admitted.

Mayzen is currently working with Sky Level Entertainment locally and Litt Citi Entertainment based in Atlanta Georgia. He is promoting his latest single ‘Best Life’.

(Photo contributed)

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