Popular DJ-producer ZJ Liquid is working with American rapper Safaree Samuels on a single called ‘One Time’, which will be featured on his upcoming album called ‘M Square’. According to the multi-award-winning DJ, he is following the footsteps of hip-hop producer DJ Khaled.
“This album will be one featuring several artistes. The link with Safaree was made through Rum Blood of Ward 21, because he wants to get into the Jamaican vibe. He did a dub-plate for me for his single, Burner, and I met him in LA recently. it was there he told me he was feeling a dancehall vibes, and who better to do dancehall than us? So we spent a few hours in the studio and deal wid it,” ZJ Liquid said.
Also to be featured on the single One Time, is recording artiste Assassin, also called Agent Sasco.
“Assassin is doing well on the hip-hop scene right now. “He will do his verse a yard, and by summer it will be out,” he said, alluding to Assassin’s previous work with Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West and Raekwon.
Also to be featured on ZJ Liquid’s M Square album are recording artistes Mavado, Kabaka Pyramid, I-Octane, Popcaan, Kalado, among others.
“We are going to push both digital and hard-copy versions of the album. Right now, we are looking for distribution deals, but if we don’t get a major company on board, we will still push forward independently,” he said.
ZJ Liquid recently released the compilation on the ‘Fix Up’rhythm, that debuted at number 16 on the iTunes album charts. The project was also featured on the front page of the official iTune’s webpage.
Safaree Samuels’ single, Burner, currently has over 100,000 views onYouTube. The Jamaica-born rapper recently separated from his long-time girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, after dating for 10 years.