Blessed delivers ‘irie’ EP | Entertainment
Jamaica-born Canadian reggae artiste Blessed is banking on the success of his recently released EP titled Just Blessed Just Irie.
The nine-track EP was produced by Lukas Eichelberger, aka Doctah, of the Austrian-based sound system called Irie Sound.
Some of the songs on the EP are Natural African, Grandma, Father Forgive and Party In The Streets. Just Blessed Just Irie was released on May 31.
“I’m confident that this project will be a success. It’s a wonderful EP; we’ve put a lot of work into the creation of this project. All the songs on it are good songs that have a positive message that people all over the world can relate to, and the musical accompaniment for the songs is brilliant,” said Blessed.
Blessed is also promoting a Just Blessed Just Irie mixtape that was produced by Irie Sound. The 20-track mixtape features some of the songs that are on the EP along with dubplates recorded by Blessed.
Blessed, given name Peter Skinner, is an eight-time Juno Award nominee; he won the Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording in 2002 with a song titled Love (African Woman).
He originally hails from Seaforth Town, St Thomas, but moved to Canada at age 12. After leaving high school, he launched his career by performing on the Redd Flames sound system in Toronto.