*Kingston, JAMAICA: – Aint Giving Up*, the title of Rastafarian singer
Warrior King’s brand new single, is more than just a song name, it is a
bold statement of empowerment which reflects the artiste’s mission in life
to purposefully continue doing Jah’s works.
The release of this single, with an accompanying music video directed by
Benjamin Lidsky, has seen Warrior King swing into full promotion mode as
reconnects with fans at home, in the Caribbean and around the world.
Admitting that he has a busy schedule for the next couple of months, the
reggae singer, who recently returned from Antigua, says that this is
exactly what the doctor ordered.
His trip to Antigua two weekends ago saw him appear as the surprise guest
artiste at an almost sold-out event staged at the Antigua Recreational
Ground, with top reggae acts Tanya Stephens and Sizzla. The successful
concert was promoted by King Warrior, a sound system whose name was
inspired by Warrior King.
“It was the first show for King Warrior and the selectors, Shabba and
Billy, are good friends of mine, so when they suggested the week before the
show that I come and give the Antiguan people a surprise, I agreed
instantly. I used this as an opportunity to promote my new single and it
went down well. I did interviews on the main radio stations in Antigua and
also did television,” explained a very satisfied Warrior King, whose last
visit to that island was five years ago.
As for the live performance at the event, it was sensational. Coming on
right after Tanya Stephens, who had the crowd in the palm of her hands,
Warrior King, backed by Ruff Kut band, went straight into his mega
Woman* and it was instant pandemonium. He gave Antiguans a tight 15-minute
set which also included *Never Go Where Pagans Go, Can’t Get Me Down, Hold
The Faith* and a snippet of the new song, *Aint Giving Up*.
*Aint Giving Up* is the first track off the upcoming album, *The Rootz
Warrior*, produced by Warrior King’S own Rootz Warrior Productions and Irie
Meanwhile, the artiste recently enjoyed a boost in popularity by the recent
visit to Jamaica of US President Barack Obama, as fans who recalled that
Obama had named Warrior King as one of the reggae artistes whose songs he
enjoyed, reached out to him from all over the globe to find out if he was
performing for the president. Mello FM’s Daybreak with Richie B played
Woman* on Thursday morning as they did a salute to artistes who had
impacted the White House during Obama’s presidency.
Warrior King left the island last Thursday for a six-week promotional tour
of the United States.