Video: Blatantly Blunt interview with Jamaican star Jesse Royal

In Interviews, Reggae & Dancehall by Nick Russell

We’re proud to bring you this new interview we just launched with Jesse Royal, the critically acclaimed chart topper, amongst the brightest of the new wave of Jamaica’s talents. His recent album ‘Royal‘ brought his name to an even more prominent position, and featured the hallowed vocals of incarcerated legend Vybz Kartel! The interview was carried out by our founder Nick R – See below for more info!

In the interview he covers the following topics –  celebrating international reggae day and his inspirations, 3 most important albums growing up – 3 words to describe the album – his Maroon ancestors escaping slavery – Rastafarian influence on his music and mind set – musical growth following previous album ‘Lily of da Valley’ – the valued relationship with Easy Star Records – collaborating with Vybz Kartel on ‘Rich Forever’, Stonebwoy on ‘Dirty Money’ – admiration for UK artists like Little Simz, Skepta, Stormzy – plans to perform and record in London – revival of the roots reggae sound – respecting the work of his elders – working on his next album.