EMERGING dancehall singjay Projexx has joined the big leagues. He was recently added to the roster of American label Warner Records. He is the third Jamaican to have been affiliated with the label, founded in 1958 and owned by Warner Music Group.
“It’s just a blessing to be a part of the Warner family. They heard some of my work and reached out to my management, and took it from there,” Projexx, 21, told the Jamaica Observer.
Popcaan is signed to Warner Records through a deal with OVO Sound. In the 1990s, singer Mr Easy was signed to Warner Records affiliate Qwest Records.
Among the major acts signed to Warner through the years are Madonna, Prince, Cher, Dua Lipa, Tevin Campbell, Bette Midler, Ed Sheeran, PartyNextDoor, and rock group Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
Projexx, who has more than 20,000 followers on social media, said he is not the “run of the mill” dancehall act.
“In music I bring fresh sounds, like sonically speaking. I have a lot of musical styles so I’m basically a melting pot of musical genres,” he said.
The singjay has musical pedigree. He is the son of music producer Lloyd “John John” James and grandson of Lloyd “King Jammy” James, arguably one of dancehall’s most influential producers. His uncles, Trevor “Baby G” James and Jammy “Jam 2” James, are also music producers.
Source: Projexx signs to Warner Records