Thursday, 27 September 2012

IN THE MIX: Man of the moment Tommy Lee pays homage to Jackson’s “Thriller”

CHILLS & THRILLS: The late King of Pop’s genius has influenced every contemporary entertainer who truly values innovation and stagecraft. As it turns out, dancehall’s man of the moment, Tommy Lee, is no exception. With Halloween on the horizon, the fast-rising, envelope-pushing deejay, known for his gritty lyrics and dark themes, has released his very own quasi-horror flick, “Shook (Uncle Demon),” which pays sly homage to Michael Jackson’s 1983 genre-defining opus “Thriller.” According to the deejay, he’s long been an admirer of the Jackson classic. 

“Uncle Demon is entertainment,” he explains. “Mi want recreate the horror house from school days and weh me see Michael Jackson a gwaan wid back inna the days. Everybody love scary movies, that is just excitement.” Personally, I recently happened to catch a glimpse of the “Shook” video on YouTube. Its impressively done, but with its vivid, zombierrific imagery, it is not for the faint of heart. The thrilling-terrifying clip, which finds Lee portraying his alter egos Uncle Demon and Nephew Demon, was filmed in Port Royal by DK Konsepp. Take a look at the video HERE

DYNAMIC DUO: Popular reggae collaborators Richie Stephens and Gentleman, who’ve both enjoyed tremendous success this year with hits like “Live Your Life” and “Warrior”, have joined forces again for a new 12-track album aptly titled Live Your Life, slated for release next month on VP Records. Gentleman, who is currently in Jamaica putting finishing touches to the disc, is very upbeat about the project. “It is nice to see how things have turned out with the album. We have some excellent songs that fans are gonna really enjoy,” he says. “The project came out of a natural vibe between the two of us without being planned. We put a lot of work into the songs, and I am very happy with the finished product.”

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