PR JAMAICA ENT - KINGSTON: Reggae-In-Fusion artiste "Cuban Cohiba" and his American producer are coming to Jamaica to give the "Princess of Dancehall" an international boost.
Jamaican-born veteran reggae artiste, Ardie "Cuban Cohiba" Wallace, currently based in Hartford, Connecticut, is due in the island later this year to collaborate with Tiana for the comedy duet, Don't Cry.
The Budweiser-sponsored reggae singer, known for the hit singles, Enuf is Enough and Born on Third Base, also co-wrote the lyrics for Don't Cry with his American producer Roger Meltzer, CEO and Director of A & R for Capsicum Records, LLC. Meltzer, long-inspired by the reggae genre since the days of Bob Marley, is an advocate of what he calls the Reggae-In-Fusion sound, producing the highly acclaimed Reggae-In-Fusion Album #1 released in February, 2010. Along with Hartford's Osborne "Ifield" Joseph, Meltzer co-produced Enuf Is Enough, Wallace's collaboration with legendary dancehall deejay Shabba Ranks that was well-received by fans in Jamaica and internationally.
Radio deejay icon Richie B has dubbed Capsicum's unique sound "roots on the bottom, and pop on the top." Meltzer and Joseph also co-produced Born on Third Base, which Meltzer co-penned with Capsicum artiste Sal Anthony.
Now Meltzer and "Cuban Cohiba" aim to spread the word of their reggae fusion movement across Jamaica, enlisting the services of Tiana for their soon-to-be released single. In the song, Tiana portrays a recently-jilted woman who doesn't appreciate Cuban's pursuit, creating a chase effect in the duet. The song was co-produced by prominent soca producer, Joseph Everton "Reality" Weekes, who wrote the internationally-acclaimed soca single, Feelin' Hot Hot Hot by Arrow. A video for Don't Cry will be unveiled in 2012, according to Meltzer.
This new single creates more international buzz for Tiana, who earlier this year joined forces with Gambian artiste/disc jock, G Faal entitled, Summer Swag (Fi Da Summer Yah). Furthermore, her most recent singles, Pum Pum Phat on the Summer Time Riddim and Bruk Out & Whine on the highly regarded, Overproof Riddim, have earned her great clout within the Dancehall industry as well as airplay regionally, North America and Europe.