Jamaica Observer / AFTER years of struggling for a breakthrough, Thugsy Malone is finally getting a major buzz with his latest single Call Name . The single, released on Queste Production label this week, has racked up more than 101,000 views in three days on YouTube.
“ Ah just facts, I am a ghetto reporter, is just what the streets a say,” said Thugsy Malone.
Call Name sees the emerging deejay taking pot shots at Khago, Alkaline, Elephant Man, and makes several references to Bounty Killer’s ungrateful sons.
“I feel really good. I haven’t got much negative feedback, but on the Internet… This song is just a simple commentary on what is going on in the industry. Not many juggling riddims, gone are the days when two to three artistes buss on a one riddim, everyone get selfish, nobody nah help nobody again because dem fraid that man buss bigger than dem,” said the artiste, whose real name is Donovan Drysdale.
“Bounty Killer himself call me and say congrats and thumbs up, good job,’look what it takes to make you into someone’, he said. Mi feel good because ah mi general dat, ah long time him believe inna me,” he continued.
Born in Eleven Miles, Bull Bay, music has always been embedded in Thugsy Malone’s DNA. He attended Donald Quarrie Comprehensive High, then migrated to New York where he later went to Prospect Heights High.
While attending school in New York, he fell in love with music. He met up with Shabba Ranks while he was on tour in the United States of America, and shabba immediately took Thugsy Malone under his wing. Bounty Killer also served as a mentor for the artiste. He previously released songs such as Wash Away the Pain, My Money, and Still Have Mi Life.
“Right now, I am moving towards doing a video for the song by next week so it can hit the Internet and cable stations,” he said.