Singjay Mavado recently completed a recording session with American songbird Alicia Keys.Source
This is Keys' first collaboration with a Jamaican artiste since having remixed her single No One with veteran Junior Reid and her appearance on the remix of Cham's Ghetto Story.
After performing at the Hot 97 On the Reggae Tip show last Friday night, Mavado went straight in the studio with the multi-platinum singer.
In a recent release, he stated, "Last year we left the Reggae Tip show and recorded a track with Lil' Kim and Wyclef, this year it was straight into the studio with Alicia Keys. I am very focused on my career right now and I'm just trying to elevate myself and Jamaica on a whole through music. Working with Alicia is an honour and a pleasure."
It has been quite a year for Mavado, who has completed an extensive international tour of places like the US, UK, Europe, the Caribbean and Japan, and has continued to be one of the hottest acts in Jamaica.
The collaboration with Alicia Keys is a reggae track and should hit the airwaves very soon to create the buzz for Alicia Key's impending album.
He said, "My management and hers got together to make it happen and their was a great chemistry in the studio. It's the first time I've sung on a Studio One rhythm and I'm very pleased with the outcome. Alicia loved it too and I'm sure we will be working together on projects in the future."
The track was laid down at Alicia Keys' own state-of-the-art The Oven Studio in New York
This should be interesting. Alicia Keys has always been a fan of reggae from having Half Pint (I think it was. Someone of that nature anyway), Damian and Stephen Marley supporting her on various tours, Ghetto Story remix out of her own choice, You Don't Know My Name remix over the same riddim as Beres 'Come Down Father' (can't remember the original song - it's nearly 2am) and the remix of No One with Junior Reid.
Always knew Mavado would transcend the Dancehall genre. Knew it
Hopefully it's great