Specialist shoots down 'deportee' rumours
Former Downsound Records artiste Orane Anthony Wilson, otherwise known as 'Specialist', is laughing off Internet-sparked rumours that he had been deported from the US, and was now stuck in Jamaica.
"I just want to tell the public that is no deportee thing. How can I get dip when I’ve never been a citizen or a permanent resident of America? Yow, ah my career mi a focus on, a yard man deh straight from wah day ya, me never leave the studio booth, I always keep it going," Specialist said.
He started amping up his promotions in the streets by appearing at the weekly street dance events.
Specialist has been working with Denham Town-based 3R40 Records, and is now collaborating with New York-based 2 Flashy Records managed by Dwight Douse aka Bippa 2flashy on a number of dancehall projects.
"I am now signed to 2 Flashy Records, I will be releasing a video for '2 Flashy Lifestyle' at the end of August," he said.
The deejay recently released songs like 'How Yu Feel' for 2 Flashy Records, as well as songs like 'Survive' and 'Ghetto Lesson' for 3R40 Records on all digital download platforms.
The 'Phone Card' deejay got married earlier this year in a beautiful ceremony held on January 20th at the Caymanas Golf and Country Club in Jamaica. His wife is Sherika Wilson nee Panton, with whom he shares a son, Khaii Wilson, the youngest of the deejay's five sons.
"I was overseas for a while, but mi still living in Jamaica enuh, me just visit the state top to spend time with my wife but you know me have a lot of songs to release and right now, me and the team de a yard a medz where to start from but we taking our gentle time to make the right moves an the right steps with the music," he said.
He is fully focussed on jumpstarting his career which has floundered a little since leaving Downsound Records. However, Specialist is not worried.
"The music is bigger than we think and I don’t know which song will work because the music travel to place where nuff a we as artiste, producer etc never been to as yet," he said.
The young dancehall artiste shot to fame as a contestant on the popular Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall contest. He inked a recording and management deal with Downsound Records after the contest and went on to score hits with 'Phone Card', followed up with 'Gallis Anthem', the monster hit 'Do For Love', featuring Ishawna, and 'Dweet' featuring Ninjaman.
He parted ways with Downsound Records when the label declined to renew his three year contract in August 2014, and he took a hiatus from the business.
But now he's back.
"The world is out there for all of us so me just a gwaan put een the work, seen man love the music and love the fans them big up to all producers,artist, promoters, selectors and media personnel who associate themselves around the music and keep it going nuff respect," he said.