Jamaicans continue to impact music worldwide as British rap artiste, Jethro ‘Alonestar’ Sheeran, has collaborated with Jamaican singjay Sean ‘Contractor’ Edwards on a track for his recently released album, ‘Cornerstone’.
The track, Outlaw, is also co-produced by Edwards, who begins with the song with the lyrics:
“Yeah, yuh dun know, yuh nuh. Anywhere inna di worl’ yuh go yuh have people jus’ a fight yuh fi no reason Well don’t try that with us, for we wi get charge fi treason, Dis ah nuh bird hunting season.”
The development represents a big career move for St Mary-based Contractor, who is also known in reggae music circles for his music-marketing business.
Alonestar is the cousin of Ed Sheeran, multi-Grammy winner whose song, Thinking Out Loud, won two Grammy awards on Monday for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.
Contractor told THE WEEKEND STAR his marketing company, Contractor’s Music Marketing, is responsible for marketing the 10-track album in North America and the Caribbean.
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British pop superstar Ed Sheeran, his cousin Jethro Sheeran (a.k.a. rapper/producer Alonestar), Wyclef Jean, Sean Kingston and several marquee names in Jamaican music including Sean Paul, Chronixx and Damian and Stephen Marley are all featured on the new compilation Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica. The 15-track album, digitally released by Contractor Music Group (based in Ocho Rios, Jamaica) and distributed by Atlanta-based Amada Records under the EAE Management Group, dropped on Dec. 22 and debuted here.