Dancehall and reggae artiste Byiome Muir who is more commonly known as I-Octane explains how he made himself into one of the biggest brands in Jamaican music. The Clarendon native also defends his claims that he has 500 hit songs worldwide as well as addresses other buzzing topics associated with his name.
In his latest sit-down for an interview, I-Octane begins by addressing his short-lived beef with V6 artiste Malie Donn. According to I-Octane, he doesn’t have any problem with Malie Donn as he doesn’t know anything about him, and he only replied musically because his name was mentioned in one of Malie Donn’s songs. He also said he did not want to hurt him physically, hence him putting it in his music.
I-Octane highlighted that despite Malie Donn having one of the biggest dancehall hits for 2023, his reply to Malie Donn was the grandest push he could have gotten in his young musical career as he expressed his disappointment with Malie Donn dodging the lyrical clash.
The Lose A Friend artiste continued his insightful interview as he illustrated how he built his brand to a massive level by signing with multiple corporate companies. According to him, that move has kept his name relevant despite not having the hottest song, currently in dancehall\reggae.
I-Octane went on to address his controversial claim of having 500 hit songs worldwide, stating, “Then breda(interviewer) if me have more than 4000 songs out and me have 3000 add pon me hard drive, and me have close to 200 hit songs inna our diaspora.” He continued by revealing, “Me have song weh hit that’s why I seh worldwide, me have song wid Bad Bunny, me have song wid YFN Lucci uno nuh know them summin’ deh.”
I-Octane also gave his opinion on the ongoing debate of who is the bigger artiste between Bob Marley and Michael Jackson. According to the singer, Michael Jackson is more famous across the globe, but Bob Marley’s contributions with his music to change people’s life was more impactful.
See the full interview below: