Future dancehall artist Shaka knows the pain of betrayal.
âI wrote ‘Walk’ to address my own pain and the concept of universal love during a time of sadness,â said the DJ.
“I had friends who turned their backs on me for no reason; I had close friends who betrayed me, stabbed me in the back at the lowest,” he explained, adding that it is difficult to cope with betrayal.
“This song [“Walk”] is to show people that you will encounter many obstacles in your personal journey; it’s like a rite of passage, most people have to go through it, âthe singer, real name Shaquille Davis, said of his recent outing.
Shaka’s hardcore lyrics and haunting, soulful voice on ‘Walk’ seem to connect with Jamaicans. In 10 days, the video has accumulated nearly 150,000 views on Youtube.
He released the single ‘Walk’ with visuals on December 24. It was produced by Terro ChopCity Records and Tekktroniic Muziq and is available on all digital download platforms.
“You see, ‘Walk’ is a song that most people can relate to, because all human beings have experienced this kind of emotional pain at one point or another; everyone is always out for a walk, traveling the streets, âhe said. .
Shaka grew up in the Canaan Heights community in Clarendon and attended Foga Road High School where he first fell in love with music. As a teenager, he idolized the murdered American rapper 2Pac, who remains his main musical influence.
âMusic was my first choice since high school and when I left I spent all of my time developing my skills and writing continuously,â he said.
He recorded his first song, ‘Falling Soldier’ ââin 2016.
Skaka said he wanted to make music that was both âemotional and inspiringâ while still being accessible to the masses.
The young artist recorded his first big hit with the emotionally charged single, “Karma”, which was also produced by Terro ChopCity Records and Tekktroniic Muziq. The song deals with the consequences of a gangster lifestyle.
âKarma is a reality song that motivates and helps people protect themselves and reminds them that what is happening is happening,â he said.
Shaka is part of an artist collective dubbed WestSide, which is Shaka’s team and includes other artists such as Kun Don.
Shaka continued to polish her performing arts, performing at community shows in Clarendon and other parties and events throughout the island.