6ix artiste Shaqstar denounces domestic violence | Entertainment
Jamaica-based dancehall artiste Shaqstar has put lyrics, and vibe, to one of the world’s most pressing social issues today — domestic violence.
Shaqstar’s song, Need That, which is on TruMoneyMusiq’s (TMM) all-new, six-song Night Beach rhythm, speaks to women no longer accepting abuse from their male counterparts –in an unfiltered yet fun way.
“I intentionally made the song so a man can feel a way when him hear the lyrics, and look inna himself,” the buzzing St Thomas lyricist said.
“I want a female hear it, stop take box and kick, and find a nice man. And it raw, becah me nah pretty it up. Man fi have self-control, because everyone has choices in a relationship, and beating a female a no joke thing,” Shaqstar added.
TMM’s vibezy juggling compilation sets a festive tone for summer 2021, with additional entries from Gaza alumnus Blak Ryno in Outside; newcomer Kurency out of the Swagg Records camp in Pull Up; Brooklyn’s Don Dadda, Fats; as well as emerging artistes Don Pree with Pleasure, and a Itakay-VynnXL Roun Yahso collaboration.
Night Beach was released worldwide on April 30.
Based in New York City, and spearheaded by legendary sound system juggernaut King Addies, TMM’s lead producer, NecoGlock, has roots in Westmoreland and Kingston.