Blade Supnelse ready to ‘take off’
Dancehall recording artiste Blade Supnelse has been creating an international buzz with his new single Tek Off.
The single, produced by Offshore Productions, speaks to the lack of support for young talent in the initial stage of development.
The independent artiste, who resides in Atlanta, Georgia, has been receiving support from underground and mainstream media in New York, Florida and Atlanta for the single.
Known for his raunchier single TWF, which features cameo appearances from DHQ Sher and Jodi Couture in the video, Supnelse is not new to the Jamaican dancehall scene.
Eager to promote Tek Off in Jamaica, the artiste has started to promote the single locally.
“This song is very real. When people listen to Tek Off, they share that they have been through similar situations where they were ignored in the initial building stage, but once success came, others started to come around,” said Supnelse.
Supnelse, who recently won the award for Favourite Reggae Scene Artiste for 2018 – 2019 at the Dancehall Scene Awards in Atlanta, describes himself as ‘determined’ and ‘resilient’.
He added: “I have been receiving so much support for the single and overall my career, but I had to keep my circle small and focus on success and not the bandwagonist in the industry”.
The video for Tek Off was shot by Crish Media and Votc in Miami, Florida. Since the release, radio stations such as Irie Jam Radio in New York, 107.9 in Atlanta, and Fresh Station have been in support.