An eclectic mix of dancehall artistes define lyrical versatility on the latest riddim to be released by Florida-based Jamaican record label Nicko Rebel Music. The beat, Country Bus, continues on the label's signature style of "fusing traditional dancehall vibe with a contemporary twist".
Country Buss features tracks from nine artistes namely: Voice Mail, Bugle, Macka Diamond, Delly Ranx, Shaka Pow, Chevaughn, Laden, Burro Banton and Bobby Hustle. Nicholas Davis, the producer of the riddim, said that producing this compilation "was one of the biggest projects we've done so far, and perhaps one of the most fun as well".
The artistes tell various stories on Country Buss' smooth melody and pulsating bassline, from Macka Diamond's Town where she relays the tale of travelling to Kingston on a country bus to meet her 'boopsie' to Bugle's Jamaican Obama where he speaks about resolve within self and being 'presidential'. Perhaps one of the more interesting tracks on the riddim would be Laden's Rave, where the budding talent channels his inner Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
The riddim will be released on all e-music platforms, including iTunes and Amazon.
"Pulling together these various talents to produce Country Buss was hard, but once the logistics were sorted out we really had a great time working with everybody. It took a long time to get the tracks to completion, but everything happens when it's supposed to," Davis, who is also the CEO of Nicko Rebel Music, said. He also revealed that his label is considering shooting a Country Buss medley video.