With his sophomore album titled ‘Next Dimension’ only weeks away from hitting stores, Yard A Love recording artiste Teflon continues to make major strides on the international scene. The St. Mary native is the latest in a selected group of Jamaican entertainers to be featured in an Israeli publication.
The Reggae crooner is featured in the latest edition of Israel’s Kaboom Magazine where he speaks on a variety of career topics. From the perils of his musical infancy, to gaining global recognition; and recovering from the recent death of his road manager and friend Ricardo Lowe.
Alluding to the question and reoccurring trend of many Jamaican artistes gaining recognition yet failing to maintain relevance Teflon told Kaboom, “That is the musical environment in Jamaica is extremely competitive, where the strong survive and the weak fades. As an artiste I cannot be complacent if I want to remain relevant and conquer this business. So the onus is on every artiste to make a concerted effort to put in that extra effort where needed.”
Currently, promoting the singles ‘I’m Sure’ and the collaborative effort ‘Same Struggle’ featuring the fireman Capleton, Teflon and his management are working assiduously to raise his profile especially in the European and African markets where he enjoys a growing fan base. Locally, the Rastafarian singer is booked to appear at the ‘One Love Café’ launch at the Bob Marley Museum, 56 Hope Road, Kingston. The event unfolds on July 4, 2014 at 7pm. The following day he’s slated to headline Suncity Radio’s ‘Summer Is Here’ at the Bob Marley Beach Nine Miles, Bull Bay.
Amid working on his second album the ‘Love & Adore You’ singer recently inked a major distribution deal with U.S based company New Millionaire Entertainment (NME). The deal sees them becoming the exclusive agent handling both digital and physical distribution for Teflon along with his marketing throughout the world for downloadable, mobile and video contents. The dissemination will be done in conjunction with Universal Records.