Interview of Chezidek, November 10th, 2017 in Marseille, France – Part 3/6: Achievements & future projects
It seems to us that “Inna di Road” was probably your best album,… Do you think so?
Bobby Konders from Massive B, he used to be producing me as Chilla Rinch. He’s the one who was producing me from I was a youth, before I start trod as a Rasta man, and start sing. Before I was Chezidek, he used to be my producer. He used to come to Jamaica. I knew him through Burro Banton, a old deejay inna Jamaica. A old veteran deejay. Him really introduced Bobby Konders to me as a little deejay. I was really grateful. Bobby Konders came around to produce “Them A Fight We,” “Inna Di Road,” and all these songs. “Call Pon Dem.” That album “Inna Di Road” was maybe my biggest album. I mean “All My Life” on “Order of Melchezidek” is a big song. It have a lot of views on Youtube. So, it may be unfair maybe to say “Inna Di Road” is the biggest one but that album was the most popular album for me I think.
We have listened to your album “Irie Day”, and the song “Jah Jah Bless,” sounds like “Call Pon Dem”…
“Call Pon Dem” [Singing] You know a Chezidek style. So it have a little similarity. You’re right.
Capleton is featured on the track, did you record together?
Well I recorded it first, and then after I asked Capleton to sing a part of it. And he did that you know. Yeah man. “Jah Jah Bless” [Singing] It sounds like “Call Pon Dem” fi true. I didn’t realize that. [Lauhgs] What a thing.
Which musicians did you work with for the production of your latest album “Irie Day”?
I worked with Devon Bradshaw, bass guitar. Ian “Beezy” Coleman on guitars. A bredda named “Puss.” [Laughs] He a play drums. Big musicians like Flabba Holt. You must have heard of Flabba Holt, he’s one of those original bass players from longtime. And also a whole heap a musician man. George from Firehouse. And some young musicians who are in the new thing now. Notis Production. Unga Barunga and Welsh. Dem youth deh. Notis, they are young new musician who are very good. And Robbie Lyn. It’s a mixture of old musicians from veterans, and young generation. Good musicians. It was a good vibration.
Which producer would you like to work with in the future?
Right now, I’m producing my own music. All this new album was produced by me, and the other one, and the other one, and the other one… And then I’m also producing a lot of young artists who will be some new projects that will be coming out now. So, I’m not interested to voice for any special producer. But if they want to work with me I’m open to that still. As long as we can work together. But right for the moment, me a do my own thing. Cause that’s where the music is right now. And I know want to do, and I’ve been doing this for so long. I just want do my thing.
- 1/6: Early life
- 2/6: Early career
- 4/6: Apart from Reggae music
- 5/6: Politics in Jamaica
- 6/6: Rub-a-Dub Kamp