Busy Signal Breaks New Ground with “Suavemente”
Busy Signal is a top versatile Dancehall artist, and one of the most sought after. Whether implementing the soulful importance of the Commodores’ Night Shift on his song of the same name, or his lyrical versatility connecting with all fans on Marcia Griffiths’ song Automatic, Busy Signal knows which buttons to push and where.
His third album, entitled D.O.B, sees the young star break new ground with a Latin audience by teaming with Elvis Crespo for Suavemente, Busy’s second release following Sumn Ah Gwaan, featuring Bounty Killer.
Based on Crespo’s 1998 hit record “Suavemente,” Busy introduces authentic Dancehall to a new Latin audience by performing lyrics over the fast-paced backdrop of trumpets, piano, and a salsa drum beat, proving there is no genre of music the award winner can’t add Busy flavor to. Such a recording has not been done by a JA Dancehall DJ, especially with an artist of Crespo’s caliber – a Grammy winning, platinum-selling artist. If Crespo’s past success with Suavemente is any indication, Busy Signal can look forward to a possible Grammy nomination for Best Latin Single.
Busy Signal is currently on tour. “Anytime I can perform for my fans makes me happy,” said Busy. The fans inspire me to do more musically and explore new grounds, such as what we did with Suavamente.