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International Dancehall Artiste Maexztro, Addresses the Current State of Jamaican Music
Maryland based international Dancehall-reggae artist Maexztro is hopeful that his single “One-Sided Dancehall” will give him the breakthrough is the music industry.
The artiste told our sources that the music industry has been plagued by biases and he hopes the record will motivate listeners to give young talent a fair shot.
“Without new talent we have no future and as such One-Sided Dancehall is basically letting people know that look, we are out here working and we are talented so give us our fair share of the glory” he said, adding that dancehall has been too one-sided for too long and that reduces the capacity for growth.
“If you look overseas, you will see that every year several acts are exposed in the hip-hop community, but in Jamaica they want to keep a maximum of three acts relevant and sabotage the others. That is why we struggling to compete with foreigners so we need to work on that,” he said.
One-Sided Dancehall is featured on the “Dark Step Riddim” which is produced by Maexztro’s younger brother Biggs Productions. Maexztro also wants the music industry to unite instead of pulling down artistes who manage to make a name for themselves.
“Take note, of all the acts that have had success, you always have a nest artiste, producer and or even the media trying to tear them down. Why cant we all just get along for the greater good of the music industry? I am not going to say I agree with everything an artist does, but at the same time, some people are not trying to give constructive criticism, they just simply want you to fail,” he said.
Maexztro is also feature on several other riddims which is share with talents such as Vybz Kartel, Demarco, I-Octane and Popcaan.
“All things are based upon timing and all things are possible through the most high, for without him we are nothing. I am grateful for the chance to featured on projects with some of the biggest names, produced by some of the major players in music and it just more work from now on,” he said.