Fans of singer and songwriter, Remy Johnson, will have the opportunity to hear the artist’s two latest singles when they drop on July 19, 2019. The first is Remy Johnson’s “Roll Up,” a combination of Afro-beat and hip-hop inspired by listening to artists like Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton, Mad Cobra, and other great Dancehall artists from the 90s.
The second release is a remix by Remy Johnson featuring Soul Marley and Rebel that fuses Dancehall with an Afro beat. Never one to be complacent in the studio, Remy Johnson likes to explore and expand his repertoire and the music was a departure from his usual style.
“My godparents are Jamaican, so Caribbean music became the soundtrack of my childhood,” said Remy Johnson. “I tend to gravitate towards making more down tempo, wavy type songs so this is actually new territory for me.”
Remy Johnson’s homie, Soul Marley, actually gave him the concept. Marley sent Remy Johnson a beat and told him to write a song around the concept of smoking the finest green and vining with a girl.
“I prefer to do my own production instead of jumping on another producer’s beat, so I cooked up a mellow, chilled Afro beat for the original and a more upbeat, traditional Dancehall beat for the remix,” said Remy Johnson.