Popular producer Notnice is today basking in the success of his ‘Kyng Midas’ album after the project made its debut in the top 10 on the Billboard Reggae chart on Tuesday.
The compilation landed at number nine on the coveted international chart, one place below Shaggy and Sting’s Grammy winning 44/876, which has been on the charts for 64 weeks.
“It is a great feeling and we expect these things, because it’s, not like we just putting out all this work to stay on FiWi Choice and ER charts. We affi aim fi di bigger charts, which is the Billboards, and we want Grammys, too. We can’t get ahead a wiself, but this is a great feeling. Me feel like me buss all over again,” he said.
The ace producer pointed out that although it is not his first time tasting Billboard success, this moment is extra special.
“This is not the first time, because Rampin’ Shop went on the Billboard before. But that was a combined effort between myself and Vybz Kartel. But this album is just me and it’s a compilation compared to a single, so dis mean more to me.”
Notnice said that having worked on a huge amount of successful singles over the years, he knew he had the right formula to conjure up a project that would gain him immense success.
“Over the years me put out juggling and me put out singles, and they did well, so I saw the album as something that can do well, too. I pick 17 songs out of like 42 or 43 and I tried not to let it sound like too much of nothing. Mi never want it to be too reggae or too dancehall. Me never want it have too much badman song, it just needed to have the right flavours; and just as how me put it together, a same way the people accept and receive it,” Notnice said.
The producer said the album’s success was due largely in part to the people’s support.
“The response has been great, baay good things the people dem a say. Dem love the songs and it is just the right everything. Younger people like it, middle-class people like it, the old people dem like it, thugs dem love it, stoosh uptown people dem love it,” he said.
Notnice was aiming for a Grammy nomination with his Kyng Midas project. However, he narrowly missed the submissions date for this year’s awards. He needed to have submitted the album for consideration by August 2, but Kyng Midas was released on August 9.
“We miss out on the Grammy, but we not even a worry ’bout it cuz there’s always next year and the other year. This definitely won’t be my last project,” he said.