Tommy Lee Sparta speaks love in lockdown | Entertainment
Goth deejay Tommy Lee Sparta is upbeat about a better tomorrow and is urging all his fans to use the time spent locked down, due COVID-19, wisely.
“This is a time to reflect on what is important in life and spend quality time with loved ones,” he said in an interview with THE STAR.
“Like all other businesses, artistes have suffered tremendously from the effects of COVID-19 in the community. With cancellation of tours and shows, limitation on production of music videos, extension of curfew, this global pandemic has definitely affected our industry in a negative way. However, we have to stay positive and hope for brighter days,” the Spartan Soldier deejay said.
Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, said that the entertainmnet sector has taken a $26-billion hit since the sector was locked down in March to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Although his profession has been impacted by COVID-19, Tommy Lee Sparta, the tattoo-loving dancehall artiste, said he has been quite busy promoting his new songs on social media. Last Friday, he released the music video for his Rich Badness single, and he also contributed a song to the album series, Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica, the Reggae Collector’s edition. Not surprisingly, the song is titled, Tattoo.
The Goth dancehall deejay is quite excited about his newest projects and apparently has a lot more in the pipeline, but he was reluctant to share them with THE STAR. “I have a few confidential projects that I am not at liberty to discuss,” he said, but was quite comfortable about giving the details surrounding the Tattoo single.
“I was contacted by Contractor Marketing, through my management/Record Label, Boss Lady Muzik. After deliberation with the team, we felt this was a great project to get involved with so we proceeded,” the traphall artiste told THE STAR of the album, which is headlined by African artiste Shatta Wale. Tommy Lee is quite happy with that decision, as Tropical Houses, debuted at number one on Amazon Reggae Chart, replacing reggae’s newest ‘ It Girl’ Lila Ike’s The Experience.
The album producers say the Sparta deejay was considered for this project owing to his appeal outside of Jamaica. “His style, which is a blend of dancehall and trap, has great crossover appeal, especially to the African American audience,” Sean ‘Contractor’ told THE STAR.