|Papi Kat - mad n mean!|
The 29-year-old reaps success with his new video release after experiencing chaotic circumstances that could have sabotaged the project. But he persevered, a trait he will have to adopt in order to accomplish his definite aim. The young man who hails from Top Road District, Mavis Banks, a small settlement in the parish of St. Andrew, presents his latest music video "Ghetto Life," depicting unimaginable life experiences that only those who lives and breathes it can explain.
Papi Kat's music journey is one interesting story; caught between a discriminative and unpopular day-time job, having to provide for his family, and producing his own music When NIPnews first introduced him in 2014, one may recall the difficult circumstance under which he launched his career. The lost of his elder brother, who was the main provider of the family, in a tragic case of mistaken identity shooting incident by Jamaican law enforcement. Determine to create a better life for his family and become a beacon in his community the then, 25-year-old released his first track called "Hush Mama" featuring fellow upcoming artiste Renzo, relating how he received the news of his brother's death.
Papi Kat went on to release Pot of Gold and a few other tracks prematurely. But, relentless in his effort to make a favorable impression on the reggae/dancehall music industry he revamped his music production and released not one but two (2) improved singles in 2017 namely, "Ghetto Life" and "Inna Dem Feelings" and received much-noted attention for his efforts.
But after those singles were released further struggle ensued. Papi Kat's forced effort to release a video was side-tracked when videographer and friend Adrian Louverture Whitehorne found that the video files got compromised throwing the entire project in jeopardy after the editing was almost completed. The two had gathered community members along with the support and help from fellow artiste, Blacker Hyper (known for his hit single, "Bun Him" with Macka Diamond) and put together their best video concept yet, showing the world a visual expression of personal views on very serious social and cultural issues.
Months went by before the files were retrieved and the issue resolved but Papi Kat has pulled through and continue his journey, From Start 2 Stardom! Keep following this artist @papikatmusic FaceBook and @musticpapikat Instagram.
Written by Sophia McKay