Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy is expanding his musical reach.
He recently held a listening session for his new album ‘Epistles of Mama‘ with executives of independent record label, VP Records.
The imprint is noted for releasing and marketing music by artistes in the reggae, Dancehall and Soca music genres. It is one of the biggest music marketing companies with offices in New York, United Kingdom, Holland and Japan.
Some of the artistes signed to the label include Patoranking, Mavado, Tarrus Riley, Sizzla, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Busy Signal, Etana, Elephant Man, and Morgan Heritage.
If Stonebwoy snags a marketing or record label deal with VP Records, it will aid his dream to become the first Ghanaian artiste to win a Grammy Award full based solely on music he worked on.
The ‘Mama‘ act became the second Ghanaian to earn a Grammy nomination after ‘Avrakedabra‘ by Morgan Heritage on which he is featured was nominated in the ‘Best Reggae Album‘ category at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
His album ‘Epistles of Mama’ was released on December 12, 2017.
Sean Paul, Burna Boy, Sarkodie, Efya, King Promise, Edem and Joey B are some of the artistes featured on the album. The double disk project is made up of 24 songs – 12 Dancehall/Reggae songs and 12 Afrobeat songs.
“It’s inspired by the good morals, the teachings, the lessons, the anguish and the smiles of life. All the important things in life which are passed on to us by our mothers.” explained Stonebwoy to Red Bull.
The album is dedicated to the memory of his mother, Catherine Satekla, who died in 2015.
It was ranked the number two album in the world last year by readers of Reggaeville , the world’s biggest gathering of reggae lovers and fans on the internet.
Chronixx’s ‘Chronology‘ was the first on the list, with Damian Marley’s ‘Stony Hill’ album occupying the third spot.