Chaps launches debut 'Oh Gosh' EP
Mountain View-based artiste Chaps launched his debut EP, 'Oh Gosh', at the House of Dancehall on December 22 with a raucous, teenaged audience in attendance.
Dressed in a red turtleneck sweater and black pants, he whipped the crowd into a frenzy with songs like 'Medz' and 'Lavish' before pumping up the energy in the club with his current chart-rider, 'Oh Gosh'. Fans gathered around the deejay with their camera phones out recording his great moment of transformation, and he was in top form, delivering a flawless performance of his radio hit song.
"The whole thing was a joy, it's great that all my friends and supporters from Mountain View and surrounding areas came out to support me, mi feel really grateful for this opportunity," Chaps said.
The launch was organised by Free People Entertainment, Black Rogue and a VTDI classroom cohort who are using the marketing of the artiste known as Chaps as a major part of an artiste management course for a two year associates degree.
David Reid, a VTDI lecturer overseeing an artiste management course, was in attendance at the launch and declared that he was proud of the effort of his cohort of 13 students.
"The students have to do career plan for upcoming artistes, organise how to get that artiste on road, do photo shoots, grooming sessions, media management and stage craft, and they have to do a public launch. Last year's group did a gospel artiste, this is the second dancehall artiste and the most successful so far," Reid said.
Student Janiel Anderson was the overall coordinator of the event. The course is a requirement for a two year associates degree in events and entertainment management at VTDI.
In the meantime, Chaps is turning his attention towards promoting his seven-song EP which will be released on all digital download platforms in January 2020.
“2020 looks really promising so far, the road ah say Chaps, dem love how mi a represent for the area, from the young to the old,” the artiste whose real name is Yoshiko Innerarity, said.