Fast Rising Dancehall artiste Tavin Hill more popularly known as Kashmar who is from Old Habour, St. Catherine is carving out his very own space in the dancehall community. The 28 year old who is apart of the new wave of dancehall comes with his very own Flava of what is called Trap dancehall.
The controversial deejay released a visual for his song called BANGA a couple of months ago and it was regarded as one of the Best Music Video of 2019 from an upcoming dancehall act. Off BANGA’s momentum, Kashmar released CHOPPA LIFESTYLE music video in late September and now his music is spreading across the island like wildfire.
Countless fans have since uploaded videos of themselves vibing to both songs. “Choppa Lifestyle” as racked up over 25,000 views in just two weeks.
YARDHYPE Sat down with Kashmar for a question and answer session, See the Questions and Answers below!
Q: Where was Choppa Lifestyle video shot?
A: 1.choppa lifestyle video was shot in Kingston
Which song is your biggest?
2. It’s hard to choose between banga and Choppa lifestyle because both songs are opening doors for me
How long have you been doing Music and what caused you to start?
3. Been doing music for over 10 years now, i was motivated buy my cousin and friends
What is your style of music?
4. Dancehall, Urban Dancehall, Trap Dancehall
Favorite dancehall Artiste and why?
5. Kashmar because i am self motivated
Which Reggae/Dancehall Artiste has been most influential in your musical career?
6. I listen to everyone so mi really can’t choose
What’s next (Any new Project, Music video/single)?
7. Kashmar have a lot of new songs and videos to release
What Keeps You grounded (Things you do to relax/chill)
8. Tv and family
Which artiste(s) you would like to do collaboration with in the future and why?
9. I would love to do a Collab with Vybz Kartel because he is a legend
What do you love the most about your hometown?
10. My hometown is awesome, i love the fact that the people them stick together an love each other
Where Do You See Your Self 3 years from now?
11. Next 3 years I see my self as one of dancehall main danger one of the 10 faces to look at
How do you usually come about your lyrics, write/freestyle?
12. i usually write my songs through meditation
What Are Your Views on the current state of Dancehall and Reggae music?
13. my views on dancehall/reggae music right now is that the government should support the culture more.
See both Music Video Below!
Kashmar – Choppa LifeStyle (Official Video)
Kashmar – BANGA (Official Video)
Both songs are available online for stream and purchase. Kashmar’s next upcoming single is titled “Western Union” and is expected to release anytime soon.