Booba Star excites with 'Long-go-lala'
Booba Starr is generating a huge buzz with his new single, 'Long-go-lala", a mento-inspired dancehall song with humourous lyrics that is fast becoming a favourite of radio disc jockeys.
"Right now, I am concentrating my energies on songs for the girls, the females are not getting enough lately because of the amount of gun songs that are coming out. My strategy is already paying off because the song is doing well on ZIP, Suncity Radio, IRIE FM and FAME, and it's getting play in the dances at Weddy Weddy and Uptown Mondays, the response crazy so far," he said.
The single will be officially released on all major download platforms on the Jafrika Records/Starrteam Records labels on April 17, 2019.
Given the incredible early feedback on the song, Booba Starr will be shooting a video for the project next month.
He plans to release a seven-song EP dubbed 'The Gal Dem Way' in July on bubbly hardcore dancehall rhythms, some of which he produced himself.
"Most of the songs will be fun songs, dedicated to the ladies, I am going in a different creative direction and I believe it will pay off," the singjay said.
Born Dane Salmon on November 6 in Kingston where he spent his early childhood years before his parents moved to the Greater Portmore area of St. Catherine. He showed early promise in the arts as he started writing poems and songs and began to entertain friends and family while he was a student at Kingston College.
Shortly after leaving high school, he began to hone his skills and talent by performing on the “Hard Drive" sound system. During 2010, Booba Starr was introduced to Trevor "TC" Clarke, producer and owner of Jafrika Records, who produced his first single "Things Change". During that same period, Booba Starr also produced other recordings with other producers. In 2011, Booba Starr invested in his own recording studio and began to record his own music.
Now, he is ready to take things to the next level. Booba Starr is musically influenced by the great reggae artistes of the eighties and nineties, especially Bob Marley and the Wailers.
"I can do reggae and dancehall equally well, but for now, I am going all out with dancehall to get that first break, then I will have the freedom to create what I want musically, as I am also a producer with many talents," he said.
He will be releasing his debut full length 15 track album - a mix of reggae and dancehall songs -- in November of this year.