Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Talent Bubbles Up

(E-to-the-R, "Fully Govern to the world...")

There's a volcano of new talent bubbling up in the JA dancehall scene. Blink and you might miss it -- as many new stars are rising and fading. Black Ryno, Laden, Tornado and Flippa Mafia have all been stealing headlines and chart positions.

One youth who looks to have more longevity, however, is Erup, who records for Truckback, is part of the Fully Govern crew and who's already been featured in tastemaker publication The Fader.

Erup phrases out his lyrics just so, often with a pause between words, delivering each chat with cool confidence. Tunes like "Ignorancy" (on the Ole Axe riddim), "Set The Pace" (Unfinished Business riddim) and a current favorite "Mek Noise" (Dashboard riddim) showcase this raw yout's talent. Dude exudes swagger like Mad Cobra or Spragga Benz when they first bus'.

Erup originally broke through with the crossover minded "Click Mi Finger." The recently released video is getting some deserved Stateside attention.

From the press release about the video:
"Dancehall's most recent breakthrough artist, Konshens, performs along side Erup in a special cameo appearance while the party scenes feature stalwarts in the dance such as Rebel T Sound and Aly Patch as well as dance crews Judgement Yard and Dutty Link, rising stars Deh Deh, Shifta of Timeless Records and the Fras Crew along side uber-promoter Dozer of Miami Link Up. Sanchez, of Erup's Fully Govern crew, also represented."

Watch the "Click Mi Finger" video: