Hype Type has teamed up with fellow dancehall artiste Thugsy Malone for the single,'Pain', released on the Queste label. Both artistes hail from Bull Bay which lies on the border of St Andrew and StThomas.
"We know each other because we both lived in Bull Bay, but this is our first project together and it was a good decision because the response so far has been incredible," Thugsy Malone, whose real name is Donovan Drysdale, said.
The single has racked up thousands of views since its release.
"We plan to shoot a music video in Miami at the end of May. Our chemistry is very good especially since we are from the east and work out of the same Queste studio," Hype Type, whose real name is Joseph Henry, said.
Hype Type is known for the single,"Stop the Violence, Stop the Crime” which did well soaring to #1 on the ethnic reggae charts in Bermuda. Hype Type was born to Rastafarian parents in the district of Bull Bay Jamaica, but migrated to Manchester, and then to Bermuda in 2006, before finally ending up in the USA in 2016. He has several songs that have been released on YouTube.com and videos and popular TV Stations.
In the meantime, Thugsy Malone has become one of the new recognisable voices in dancehall. He attended Donald Quarrie Comprehensive High, then migrated to New York where he later went to Prospect Heights High. He became friends with Shabba Ranks and was then introduced to Peter Nar, former road manager for Bounty Killer, with whom he also struck up a friendship.
“I was called Bugsy Malone before I became Thugsy Malone, I received the name Thugsy from Bounty, he said to me you are too strong to be a bug you are a thug,yuh fi name Thugsy Malone. The name definitely had a ring to it,” Thugsy said.
Now, he is eyeing the 'Pain' single as a possible breakthrough hit to change the trajectory of his career.
"Me and Hype Type are going all out with this one," he said.