When Jamaican charismatic reggae and dance hall flow meets hot and organic beats of Nigerian afro pop, what you get is a rich vein of fine artistry and musical aesthetics as encapsulated in “Son of a Beat” by Vblock Dutch. Vblock Dutch is a fantastic multi-talented Jamaican born DJ, rapper and producer. His new track, Son of a Beat, featuring Nigerian afro beat artist, Chify Jay is a rich blend of trap, dancehall and afro-pop genres. It is a perfect blend of two worlds in popular music as the track links the two genres together while perfectly showcasing the relationship in the two genres.
The collaboration is a “killer”. The artists expended so much positive vibe in this song, which is a reflection of their inner character and mental strength. Son of a Beat is packed with so much flavor and ingredients that would make it the darling of lovers of good organic music.
The song is about recording huge successes in different undertakings and having confidence in one’s abilities in the face of adversity. Adversities can be caused by haters, betrayals from family and friends or even rivals in the same trade as depicted by the following lines.
I’ma son of a beat me done know- Done know!
(Oh I know)
No surrender retreat a no show – Oh no!
(Oh I know)
Nobody nuh need fe remind me
Mi sound run tings, ma DJ kings
Dancehall tear dung wen we come in
The following lines are a confirmation of the success recorded which can culminate in a party
Myriad of Hot girls circle round me
Whole squad deep right beside me
The hook is dope, the beat is tight, the strains of synths are a perfect combo, the baseline guitars are top notch as the smooth vocals blend in at an “ultra” perfect wavelength, projecting an effortless totality of the song. This is what makes it stand out from the rest of the pack of Dutch’s CD, Yaadman Tings. The flow is uniquely enthralling as it would enthuse the listeners into anticipating or looking forward to hearing the next line.
The video opens up with footage of the beautiful and scintillating landscape and ocean bordering Jamaica as Vblock Dutch begins singing his verse in front of a parked car as a big speaker can be sighted on the roof of the car in a compound or an open space with two men in the distant background behind him. After his first two lines, ladies can be seen arriving in their cars and as the song progresses, footage of video vixen swimming in the ocean and female dancers pulling off wild choreography alternates with that of Vblock Dutch and his crew. The song is smooth and contain plenty of dance vibes capable of fixing you in the groove which is customary of Jamaican dancehall and Nigerian afro-pop. Read the following excerpts to learn more about and follow Vblock Dutch on his social media handles.
- Q: Can you please tell our readers your real name as well as your stage name?
Artist name is Vblock Dutch
- Q:Tell us more about your stage name and the storry behind it
My company Visionary Block Entertainment (VBE)
As a young singer songwriter I was always called Visionary because I would dream complete songs with Beat, lyrics and melodies then I wake up and lose a lot of them because I would forget portions or all of it as I got older and the dreams continued I’d wake up in the middle of the night and record them in my home studio hence the name Vblock and friends called me Dutch cuz that’s what I roll my smoke with
- Q: Where are you from and Where were you based?
Born and raised in Kingston Jamaica and moved to Miami after high school
- Q: At What age did you start making music?
Didn’t start taking music serious until mid twenties because I got married young and went straight to work to provide for a wife and baby.
- Q: What genre of music do you love? Or what genre would you consider yourself?
I love most genres but my passion is to make Reggae music
- Q: Tell us about your latest track or Video ( what is it all about)–Please explain the concept or message behind it
Recorded my video for Son Of A Beat in Ocho Rios Jamaica https://youtu.be/7YcZ4vyu3E4 which was a concept that came to me in a dream. I saw myself on a party boat having a ball and the song came on. I woke up and searched the internet for the song and realized it didn’t exist.
- Q: Who wrote the lyrics? who made the beatz? Who made the video?(if any) and finally who produced the song?
I’m the singer songwriter and producer but was composed and mixed by Sugarmix in Nigeria.
- Q: Where do you get your inspiration?
From my dreams mostly
- Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?
Would love to do songs with Drake and Dj Khaled
- Q: Where can fans find you? Please List all your social media links (Youtube/ Facebook/ Instagram/ Soundcloud/ Spotify/ Twitter)