Trying to make a name as a recording artiste in the Jamaican music industry can be quite a daunting exercise, however armed with the right amount of talent, patience and determination added to a good team can allow the journey to be less treacherous and that is what young deejay and fast rhyming lyricist Nicko Blast is aiming to accomplish.
One of the newest members of the Aidonia led JOP camp, Nicko Blast has been creating quite a buzz in the streets for himself with his latest mixtape dubbed ‘Full Blast’. The 27-track compilation showcasing his lyrical prowess is laden with potential hit bound singles for all the various demographic in the Jamaican entertainment space.
According to Nicko Blast, the Dancehall scene is extremely competitive and therefore it is important that as an upcoming artiste you work very hard to make good music for all types of people, adding that there is something on the ‘Full Blast’ project for just about everyone.
“The mixtape is a nice collection of songs it has something on it for everyone from the street level gangsters to the corporate executives and definitely a few tracks for the ladies. I’ve been embarking on an intense campaign to get the music out there, so people can know who Nicko Blast is. So far the feedback has been tremendous and people have been very receptive to my work.”
Though under the tutelage of Aidonia for only one year Blast added that being a part of the JOP camp is a great opportunity, aside from building team comradery and honing his skills, it allows him as an artiste to learn a lot about the industry and how to overcome daily challenges faced by burgeoning acts like himself.
No stranger to the big stage this 24 year-old Molynes Road resident has been entertaining fans within the past year on some of the biggest events across Jamaica including the recently concluded island-wide Magnum Road Show, Westmoreland Jamboree and several other shows in the environs of Portland, St. Catherine and Kingston and St. Andrew.
For a copy of the mixtape or to interact with Nicko Blast he may be contacted on Twitter at @NICKO_BLAST or via Instagram at @NICKO_BLASTJOP.