Dancehall artist Shaka says he wrote his latest single, Walk, to address her pain and the concept of universal love during a time of sadness.
“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 time or another. Everyone is always out for a walk, traveling the streets, ”he said. He released the single with visuals on December 24, which racked up more than 140,000 views. The single was produced by Terro ChopCity Records and Tekktroniic Muziq.
Shaka, named Shaquille Davis, 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 American rapper Tupac Shakur, who remains his main musical influence.
“Music was my first choice since high school and when I left I spent all of my time developing my skills and writing continuously,” Shaka said. He recorded his first song, titled Falling soldier, in 2016. Shaka strives to make music that is both “emotional and inspiring” while remaining accessible to the masses.
He scored his first big hit with the emotionally charged single Karma, which was produced by Terro ChopCity Records and Tekktroniic Muziq. The song deals with the consequences of a gangster lifestyle.
” Karma is a reality song that motivates and helps people protect themselves and reminds them of what’s going on around them, he said. Shaka is part of an artist collective dubbed WestSide, which is Shaka’s team, and includes other artists such as Kun Don.