• Janae Hyman

Royal Blu New Generation Artist

Updated: Jun 29





The controversy of genre labelling continues, and while some are still fighting to maintain the status quo, the new generation of artists are breaking new grounds and continuing the genre defiance that irks traditional defenders of dancehall and reggae. The new movement in genres is labelled one beat and includes subgenres such as trap dancehall, one pop and latrenque. These new generation soundscapes are making an impact on the International scene. So while some are complaining, global stars are co-opting Jamaican styles such as dancehall and one beat to enhance and expand their career.

Introducing an artist breaking new grounds with the one-beat aesthetic - Royal Blu. His musical influences span from Sizzla, Stephen and Damian Marley. To Nas, Outkast, Lupe Fiasco, Michael Bolton, and Luther Vandross. He started writing songs in 2006 for personal enjoyment but began his professional life in 2012. He made appearances on major stage shows, including "Live From Kingston", which featured fellow New GEN artists, Iba Mahr, Keida and Chronixx.


MANY STYLES ONE BEAT

Royal Blu's is eclectic in terms of genres, moods, and emotions; one could say that a particular genre defiance is characteristic of these NEW GEN artists. His sound is a big fusion of what is "relevant and at the forefront of modern music today". All mixed with his Jamaican accent and versatile delivery. His tone is smooth, sophisticated and a blend of jazz improvisation and rapid-fire deejaying. Check out Style and Pattern, Hype and Crazy over You tracks featuring Runkus. This artist seems to be on the right track so keep an ear out.



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