HIP HOP CRUISES TO JAMAICA is a combination of the most prolific hip hop artists in the music industry with a touch of indie heat. The new album will feature appearances from Chris Brown, Lauryn Hill, Kali Ranks, Jadakiss, C-Murder, Onyx, Big Krit, Capleton, Ralo & DJ Kutt Throat, A-K Swats, Snoop Dogg, Young Dro, Royce Da 5’9, Shaggy, Bounty Killer, KC Da Beatmonster, FLO, Vietnam, Seiko Ali, Mahoggany Blu, Glasses Malone, Lil Jay of Crime Mob, Sharaya J, Katie Bates, Layzie Bone, Beadz, Keith Murray, Faided, Project Pat, Pomona Drey, Boneface, Alonestar, Avatar Frost, Lil Nate Dogg, Inno Combs, Virgo Williams, FLVR Records, Mark MK & More!
Original Release Date: November 16th, 2018
Label: Amada Records/Contractor Music Group
Copyright: ℗© 2018 Amada Records
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Deriving from the city known for its unmatched “Geechie” grammar, rising heavy-hitter, Status, is a Charleston, South Carolina native with a new, fresh sound. Demanding a place on the map in hip-hop, the Lowcountry artist is on his journey to being the hottest rapper ever named from the region. From writing and rapping rhymes at the age of 10, to recording and performing in shows as a teenager, Status had no doubt that he was destined to spark a light in the world.
In the rapper’s blooming career, he has since opened for 2017’s hottest rappers, Gucci Mane and “Spend It” Rapper Dae Dae. Status has performed in the some of the most popular Atlanta nightspots, like Opera, Magic City, and Aroma. Not to mention, his encounters with industry smashers like B.O.B and 2 Chainz.
Speaking with THE WEEKEND STAR about the track, Edwards revealed that the collaboration came through a connection he made with multi-platinum Def Jam reggae/hip-hop artiste Kali Ranks. Edwards explained that Kali Ranks, a Jamaican by birth, already had the song and just needed someone to push it. The track, titled Monster, will include Chris Brown, up-and-coming female artiste Stephanie Adler and Edwards.
Edwards told THE WEEKEND STAR that having seen the success he had with his Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica album, Ranks was confident he was the right person to promote the track.
“Ever since the success of the Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica album (which did 19 weeks on the billboard reggae Charts top 10 and four weeks at number one), a lot of artistes have been reaching out to me. One of the artistes who linked me was Kali Ranks. He wanted Contractor Music Group to distribute and promote his song with Chris Brown through our partners, Amada Records,” Edwards said.