Nauseous drops ‘sick’ rhymes | Entertainment
One has to be super-confident to adopt a stage name such as Nauseous but the talented rhyme-slinger, given name Simon Whyte, feels that the name is fitting because of his ‘sick’ rhymes, razor-sharp wit and futuristic flow.
“I got involved in music because of my friend and mentor Ras Negus I. Because of my wicked rhyming patterns, I took the name ‘Nauseous’ because I realised that my music is sick and different and nauseous means sick, not just nauseated,” he said.
The young singjay has been raising eyebrows in dancehall and reggae circles with songs like the socially conscious Guide Over Us, and Special Attention. He is currently promoting Guide Over Us, which was released last month on Nigeri Records.
“The response has been phenomenal so far to the song. The street mixtapes dem ah give support,” he said.
Nauseous grew up in August Town where he attended Hope Valley Experimental School. He excelled at football while attending John Mills All-Age and even got selected to play for the Jamaica under-15 national team, before migrating to Queens, New York in 1999.
His first single was Eyes Can See, which was released for Nigeri Records. He has opened for artistes like Spragga Benz, Vybz Kartel and Agent Sasco at various events. Nauseous will be releasing a single, titled Great Man, for Healing Stream Entertainment Records in July.