Sunday 26 May, 2019

Earthworm asks a question

Earthworm

Earthworm

Dancehall artiste Earthworm is generating a huge buzz for the witty but introspective single, 'What Yu Get Outta Bad Mind?" on the Victory Squad Entertainment label. 

"The response to the song is incredible in the streets because the argument is powerful. Is a question everyone ask daily because we live in a world of poison so we have to purge the evil thoughts," the artiste whose real name is Kevin Anthony Isaacs, said. 

The single will be officially released on all digital download platforms on May 10th.

"My inspiration for writing the song was not that anybody bad mind me, am just asking a question that is relevant, some people ah ansa, and true dem a slow learner, it tek long. The song itself ah hold a vibes. Bambino, Ice, Matrix from IRIE , Liquid ah play it and the song de pon every mixtape, Stone Love ah deal with it, and the video is ready to be released this week," Earthworm said. 

Earthworm is well-known in dancehall circles for his single, 'She's My Baby', and for a few years, was a member of the Portmore Empire. He grew up in Montego Bay where he attended Anchovy High, but ran away from home and headed to Kingston when he was only 14 years old.  He began to hang out at a weekly beach promotion event on Port Henderson road in Portmore. 

He recorded his first official song, Woman Yu Know Yu Body Good in 1999 on the African Museum label for his uncle, Gregory Isaacs. He made a name with 'Chalice'  with Guinney Peppa on the Purple Skunk riddim and 'Wine Baby Wine' produced by Bobby Konders on the  Massive B label. He began to hang out with Vybz kartel and the Portmore Empire between 2006 to 2008. He perform on several huge shows all over Jamaica during that time including Reggae Sumfest in 2006 and Sting in 2007.

In 2008, he returned to live in Montego Bay. Three years later, he scored a big hit with 'She's My Baby' on the Gearbox riddim for Truckback Records. 

In 2017, Earthworm returned to the music scene with the street anthem 'Ride It' for  Mad Squad Records, 'Smoke and Drink', a combination with Munga.  

He has been getting a big buzz with 'What You Get Outta Bad Mind', performing the song at community events in 100 Lane, Red Hills Road, 'Common', 'China Town' and dancer Latonya Styles' Wednesday night event at 29 Barbican Road.  

"Mi just want to big up everybody who ah support the ting, the mixtape man dem Cd Johnny, CD banging, Don kingston and DJ Dotcom, the people in the streets, the producer Jah Snowcone. The people know me a bad artiste, dem want something gwaan fi Earthworm and it ah happen," he said. 

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