Today we take a look at upcoming collaborations you can look forward to in the foreseeable future. To keep things interesting I will focus on the collaborations from artists from different genres and not necessarily the usual Vybz Kartel and Sikka Rymes or 6IX family alliances.
Last year we had some memorable inter-genre pairings people still talk about. I just hope things continue in that same vein. Chief among these is Popcaan collaborations. Popcaan had several hot collaborations with artists from all over the world including tracks with Davido, Kano, and Torey Lanez. Burna Boy also had some memorable pairings with some Jamaican artists on his album African Giant. And today we still talk about his tracks with Serani and Damien Marley. Sticking to the Marley family my favourite collaboration was the love song with Bob Marley’s grandson Skip and two time Grammy award winner H.E.R. for Slow Down.
After winning the Grammy for Best Reggae Album the person on everyone’s lips is Koffee. She has been tipped to feature with numerous artists. There has been talk of a possible collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lemar which could make for an interesting track. However, the track I look forward to more is the possible duo with the African Giant Burna Boy. Both artists are enjoying huge success in their careers and their collaboration could be another avenue to grow their brands in both Africa and the Caribbean.
Another mouth-watering prospect is with Jamaica’s Buju Banton and Hip Hop’s Pharrell Williams. Last year Buju had success on DJ Khaled’s album Father of Asahd. He will look to continue to grow his fan base in America with this possible collaboration. Both artists had a huge impact in their respective genres in the 90s and 2000s and were responsible for numerous hits. Pharrell, backed by his friend Chad Hugo was responsible for producing tracks for artists like Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg and Madonna so he is no stranger to working with A-list musicians.
And lastly, fans can look forward to a 3 way collaboration with Protogé, Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys. The track is probably going to be more inclined to the Hip-Hop/RNB side. But, Protogé should give a good account of himself for the reggae fans.
Let’s hope all these collaborations come through and I can have another discussion about them soon.