Recording imprint Frankie Music, a significant contributor to the Jamaican music landscape for over a decade and best known for producing hits such as ‘Dweet Again’ by Grammy Award winner Beenie Man, Konshens and Delus ‘She’s Happy’ and most recently ‘Raggamuffin‘ by new sensation Koffee, is set to release their first official compilation for the New Year.
The project, an adeptly crafted 14-track rhythm album titled ‘General A General‘ will see a plethora of reggae luminaries lending their vocals alongside several burgeoning stars. Features acts; Anthony B, Christopher Martin, Jesse Royal, Romain Virgo, Lutan Fyah, Qraig (Voicemail) and D-Major with Javada, Naomi Cowan, Tia, Shawn Antoine, Kumar and Symatic rounding off the aggregation.
According to Executive Producer, Comar ‘Frankie’ Campbell owner and operator of Frankie Music when asked about the reason behind the name and what music lovers can expect he said,
“The word General refers to a commander of an army or an army officer of very high rank and as my first album of the year, I thought it was fitting to take charge of the year as such and produce quality music with authentic Jamaican talent. As for listeners, I hope they will appreciate the good energy and powerful lyrics.”
Reviewing the tracklisting reveals the inclusion of several young talents, a move Frankie says was deliberate in compiling the project. Having worked with artistes such as Sizzla, Konshens, Delus, Voicemail, Chevaughn, Beenie Man, Alaine, Chris Martin, Demarco, D-Major, Aisha Davis, RR, Omari, Javada, Koffee, Shawn Antoine, Chuck Fenda in the past Frankie explained that,
“In recent times there has been a major upsurge of new talent especially in dancehall and that is good for the genre but it is also equally important that we maintain balance hence the reason I decided to make this latest effort predominately Reggae. That’s my way of helping to preserve the music and culture for future generations.”
Despite no definitive date, the project is slated for release in the weeks ahead with distribution courtesy of VPal Music.