Koastal Kings have teamed up with Ras-I and Jesse Royal for a new ganja anthem
The reggae singers have joined forces for a blazing collaboration titled "Sky Way". "I still believe in the healing power of the herb", said Royal
Ras-I, "Skyway is a smooth track with the right bounce that allows us to deliver this message in the right way" (Jamar Cleary)
Production duo Koastal Kings have teamed up with Reggae artistes Ras-I and Jesse Royal to deliver one of the season’s hardest-hitting ganja tunes with the release of "Sky Way." The song rides upon a carefully crafted riddim from Koastal Kings.
The song had a limited release on the internationally recognized day of cannabis consumption, April 20th, with the video posted to Ras-I's YouTube channel. The video, shot in Jamaica, and directed by Samo, features Ras-I singing the blazing chorus with lyrical passing of the chalwa from Jesse Royal to Ras-I on the verses. The various methods of smoking herbs are on display throughout the video, with the Rasta-heavy vibes with a full head of steam.
Multifaceted artiste Immanuel "Ras-I" Kerr was exposed to music and musical instrumentation at an early age. He classifies his sound as roots reggae, with influences from old-school rhythm and blues and funk. His first release since taking home Song of The Year for "Something Wonderful" at the annual JARIA Honor Awards; The 32-year-old singer and producer had this to say about the song and collaboration: "Herb for me is more than just smoking and getting high. I look at it as brain food. Just as how I want the best food for my body I want the best food for my brain. It is not to be abused but to be consumed in proper proportions. Skyway is a smooth track with the right bounce that allows us to deliver this message in the right way".
Grammy-nominated reggae star, Jesse Royal, has long been a proponent of ganja, and has built his brand of roots reggae around cannabis and herbs. The "Modern Day Judas" and "LionOrder" singer shared his thoughts on this new anthem: "I still believe in the healing power of the herb, from a spiritual standpoint to both recreational and medical, as well as societal and also as a resource provided from the Ultimate source. You would be surprised by how many lies been compromised by a little bit of herb."
Kingston, Jamaica-based Koastal Kings features the production duo Keneil and Pelle Dan, have made their impact on the modern roots reggae scene by collaborating with some of the hottest young Rasta singers. With a steady release schedule, "Sky Way," is the follow-up ganja song to their late 2022 collaboration release with Brush1 The Road Marshal entitled "High."