Jamaica-born, London-based, singer, rapper, and producer, Champaz is releasing his dancehall debut single ‘Tell Me’ ft. Princess Barbee for official release on the 4th of August. From growing up alongside many inspiring reggae artists such as Ken Boothe, Sugar Minott and Junior Gong, as a youth Champaz was in and out of legendary Jamaican recording studio Tuff Gong; gaining a firsthand mentorship under the wings of these highly influential artists; seeing Champaz perform on the same stage as famed dancehall artists from Beenie Man all the way to Elephant Man. From then to now, Champaz has been working relentlessly in the UK, bringing his unique experience from the earthy recordings and vibrant live scene of Kingston, Jamaica across to London, UK; launching a production company (T.O.T records) of like minded artists which has consequently attracted the attention Maxim of ‘The Prodigy’ working alongside Champaz to produce his debut single ‘Tell Me’ ft. Princess Barbee.
Getting his name from his bubbly persona and being the life of the party, ‘Tell Me’ encapsulates Champaz’s personality for the party scene, the video highlights this outgoing nature of Champaz; something which proves infectious to anyone who encounters him. ‘Tell Me’ gives a carefree and poppy vibe which plays effortlessly with the listener; drawing them in with the hook laden choruses sang by Princess Barbee and unstoppable verses rapped by Champaz. Having grown-up knowing and performing with the likes of Beenie Man and Ken Boothe, Champaz has crafted something which is hard hitting enough for the purists yet easily flowing enough to fill the floor and attract the casual music listeners who want to be part of the Champaz party train.
With a slew of performance dates booked across the UK including the Warrick Nightclub on the 24th of June, ‘Tell Me’ marks the first single from the anticipated album which is currently due for official release later this year, an album which is looking to be positioning Champaz as the new dancehall act to successfully compete in the UK’s music scene. With Champaz stating, “I promise to make songs with meaning that people everywhere can relate to” Champaz makes the bold claim to mix dancefloor fillers with all-encompassing relatable lyrics that resonate with people from all walks of life; an attribute which many modern dancehall artists are forgetting.