As he continues to promote his sophomore album, Generation of Kings, dancehall artiste Masicka has shared his feelings on releasing his first album with Def Jam Recordings and the process behind creating the project.
Masicka appeared elated as he discussed Generation of Kings‘ success on the charts during an interview following the album’s release on December 1.
After debuting at #1 and #2 on the US Reggae iTunes Chart, the album’s tracklist has since occupied the top 17 spots on Apple Music’s top songs for Jamaica, with the singles Reverse Time, Triumph, and Stars R Us claiming the top three spots on Apple Music’s Top 25: Kingston chart.
Speaking on developing the album with Def Jam, Masicka shared the anticipation he felt working for the first time with a major record label. Despite it being a new path for the Image deejay, he compared the process of working with the renowned label to working with family.
Explaining his approach to creating the songs on the album, Masicka shared that he prefers to take a realistic approach when it comes to his music and chooses relatable topics such as how he grew up and the state of Jamaica. According to Masicka, the hardest part of creating Generation of Kings was creating a unified body of work by putting together a cohesive tracklist.
Masicka added that working on his collaborative singles with artistes such as Spice and Popcaan was the most enjoyable part of creating the album, and he dubbed his single Fight for Us with African artiste Fave as his favourite track.
Watch the interview below.