Following the release of his song Tension, dancehall/reggae artiste Shabako debuted his latest single, Success Street, on February 17, with an accompanying animated lyric video.
Shabako, born Dwayne Stuart, was formerly known as Kritical during his time as a hardcore dancehall artiste. The Kingston native had interests in electrical engineering and the culinary arts during his youth but ultimately decided to pursue music as he had fostered a love for it since his childhood and refined his skills on his uncle’s sound system, Warr Paxx International.
His musical tone changed after moving to St. Thomas and delving into the Rastafari religion and culture. Describing his new lyrical style, Shabako said his music is cleaner, healthier, and soul-rendering.
Success Street was produced by Real Live Records, DJ Treasure Music, and One Family Records. Like his song Tension, Success Street speaks on perseverance and the pursuit of a better life. The single details a “rags to riches” story, with the artiste sharing his humble beginnings and his current status on Success Street.
“Tell you di journey never normal. Now a tears of joy fi full a bath pan. Without a dollar pan mi phone a jah mi call pan. Now a success street man a walk pan,” Shabako sings on a sombre dancehall beat.
Following its premiere, the lyric video, which was animated by Chad Di Great, has so far garnered 116,125 views and over 4,000 likes on Youtube. Shabako received favourable responses from fans in the comment section, with one viewer saying the track was as real as it gets.
Listen to “Success Street” song below.
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