Written by: David Lawrence
American mega pop star John legend teams up with Koffee, one of Jamaica’s current biggest dancehall artists and Grammy award winner, for a super track ‘Don’t Walk Away’ on his newly released album, ‘Bigger Love’. This collaboration follows his recent release where he teamed up with Buju Banton on ‘Memories’ just a few weeks ago.
John Legend is of course no stranger to dancehall as he has previously collaborated with Buju on ‘Can’t Be My Lover’ and with reggae super songstress, Estelle, on ‘No Other Love’; both recorded a decade ago. His biggest reggae song to date is the official reggae version of his hit, ‘All Of Me’, which presently has 20M views.
Koffee with her unique style and international fame is one of the most sought-after dancehall artists today. The merging of the genius of John Legend and the captivating talent of Koffee makes ‘Don’t Walk Away’ destined for great success. Though Koffee entrance is towards the end of the song, her voice when added is transformative. It changes the vibes of the song and gives it a more authentic dancehall feel.
We at Caribbean Entertainment Hub are delighted to see established famous artists like John Legend working alongside our Caribbean artists. These collaborations add variety to the palette of Caribbean music and give global exposure to the featuring local artists. Additionally, they bring insights to the locals on how to structure their crafts to reach a more global market.
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