Dancehall artiste Tashina McKenzie realized a teenage dream when she finally landed a collaboration with her dancehall idol, Vybz Kartel.
“Imagine, being a die-hearted Gaza fan and bussing blanks for Vybz Kartel’s bad man song and a bubble to the gal song dem since I was a teenager, so just imagine how mi feel to be able to bubble pon my own song with the Worl’ Boss himself, this is a real dream come true,” Tashina said.
The single, entitled “Best Love Ever”, which was accompanied with the official music video, was released on the JB Productions label on August 7, 2020 .
The long-time Digicel Rising Star, Tashina has brought her A game to dancehall, making great advances since she first came on the scene in 2007. The female sensation in March 2020 signalled her intentions to be a force to be reckoned with when she collaborated with dancehall youngblood Intence on ‘Confessions’.
Then she raised eyebrows and heated up the temperature in the dancehall with ‘Don’t Test Me’ on the new Skool rhythm alongside Vybz Kartel, Sikka Rhymes, I Octane, Teejay and newcomer JB. Now, the songbird is laying claim to the summer with her collaboration with Kartel.
The video has already racked up over 150,000 views on YouTube in less than a week. Vybz Kartel himself appeared to endorse the song on his Instagram page with the caption : “chune ya bad YF!”.
“The video is blowing up all over IG, VEVO, and YouTube. My followers are going up, JB Productions is sending my career to the universe,” said Tashina, who is presently in the US, doing some hip-hop collaborations with Florida-based rappers.
Other songs to look out for include ‘Inna the Shower’, ‘Pretty Pretty’ and ‘Independent’, all of which have been released on the JB Productions label.
“I plan to release an EP later this year which will include dancehall as well as cultural reggae songs such as ‘I Rise’ with a UK-based producer. I have a collaboration with Queen Ifrica, and one with Sizzla as well, so those songs will be on my EP,” she said.