Posted: Saturday, June 15, 2019. 10:53 am CST.
By Aaron Humes: “Welcome the girls dem sugar /The girls dem need this nigga, yah…”
A massive regional hit for Jamaican legend Beenie Man 19 years ago, the love-boasting dancehall anthem “Girls Dem Suga” is being remade with a Belizean on the track – Belmopan’s own Stig Da Artist.
Earlyn Hutchinson,24, is hoping for even a bite of the success of the original, telling the Jamaica Observer’s Splash magazine, “Well, it’s a good feeling to have a song with a dancehall legend, especially on a tamale of his classic Girls Dem Suga. I’m pretty sure the song will go places and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity.”
Hutchinson says he performed over the “Sexting” rhythm sent by producer Devin “DJ Perf” Peyrefitte in 2018 and referenced the Beenie Man chart-topper. Manager Brandon Murillo decided to try for collaboration with Beenie, real name Anthony Moses Davis, and he says it grew from there. Other producers are Stadic and Jonny Blaze. The song will be part of a “riddim album” also featuring Konshens, Dovey Magnum, Kes The Band, Stone Bwoy, Chris Martin, Mya and Ding Dong, Hey Choppy and Patrice Roberts. Hutchinson has performed with Jamaican artists on previous songs both released and unreleased.
Hutchinson’s love for music, he told the Observer, was an early and intense passion. After leaving Belmopan Comprehensive School he worked a few jobs but has been active in music since 2016. He has performed in talent shows and as the voice of the Road Safety Awareness campaign, winning the Channel 5 show duets in 2010 and the Breakout Artist of the Year with Shaneka Moir in 2014 as part of the National Song Competition.
No date was given for the release of the song.
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