Valiant has taken the local music scene by storm as one of dancehall’s biggest breakout artistes in the past few years. As the young hitmaker begins to gain international notoriety and expand his fan base, he is set to release his first major mixtape, 4:14.
Undoubtedly one of the top new deejays leading the charge of dancehall’s wave of young artistes, Valiant has had his share of musical controversies. But his meteoric success and the work behind it can not be ignored.
Valiant, born Raheem Bowes, is currently one of Jamaica’s most streamed artistes on YouTube and is a fixture on the platform’s music charts for the island. After ending January with nine out of the top ten songs in Jamaica, the Dunce Cheque deejay has been churning out hit after hit.
On Friday, Valiant shared that he’s currently working on his mixtape and announced the release of the project’s first official single, Muhammad.
Though melancholic in tone, the single narrates a story of hope and resilience despite years of life’s hurdles.
Telecommunications giant Digicel, with whom the deejay recently signed a corporate endorsement deal, dubbed Valiant’s mixtape announcement the “Mood fi di Summa.”