Benzly Hype releases singles ahead of new album
Dancehall deejay and TV personality Benzly Hype is making a major foray in dancehall music again with his new single and video, 'Neva Say Bye'.
"The video, Neva Say Bye, is a mini-drama video and was shot on location in my family's original hometown in Portland, Jamaica. This is something special, much more than a music video. I wrote it as a dramatic short story this is part one of a four-part narrative. It features a new cast of actors that you will be seeing a lot of in the future, and I believe in giving new people opportunities," he said.
The video features the talents like Neil John Dacosta Andrade, Latoya Tingle, Ricton Gray and Benzly Hype.
The deejay is hoping that the video will provide a boost for the single, which was produced by Hyyype Muzik and Mojo Majesty, and features the musical talent of Florida underground prodigy, Nick Treble. The video, which will be released in August, is directed by Robin Chin and DP by Wentworth Kelly
In the meantime, Benzly Hype, who is best known for the hit singles I'm Innocent and Impossible Train, is gaining traction for his latest single, BBC (BadWord), that was produced by Italian pop producers Yan Kings and Mat Patron. The single was released two months ago via iTunes and other downloadable platforms.
"The song is enjoying rotation locally on stations, and is picking up a hard-core following in the street dances, so it's a great look this summer," he said.
Benzly Hype explained that he will be releasing a number of singles ahead of his album, STAR, that will become available in a few months.
"I am going all out this year. This is just the first wave of my plans to revitalise dancehall with great production and great video concepts," he said.