When it comes to Summer songs, Craig 'Malikaii.i' Buddan feels that he may have the big one for the Summer of 2016 as his 'Summertime Blast' song is fast gaining traction in the dancehall.
He is finally living his dream of being a recording artiste."I knew when I was about 8 that I wanted to knew music. I just knew it, my dad was always a singer and I used to sing Kenny Rogers songs word for word, and I would listen to Celine Dion, and I just knew I wanted to perform. I began writing songs at age 10 and I haven't stopped since, it is just my destiny," singjay Malikaii.i said.The singjay has been generating a major buzz with his latest single, 'Summertime Blast' which has been getting rotation on various FM radio stations. He also shot a music video for the project which was directed by acclaimed music video director Wayne South."The shoot went very well, it was done over several days and I know that this is going to launch my career in a big way," the artiste, whose real name is Craig Buddan, said.
Born in the City of Kingston, Jamaica, on June 8th, he attended Titchfield High School in Port Antonio. In school, he was immediately drawn to the recorder and he soon learned to play pop songs by ear. Upon graduating with five CXC passes, he moved to Kingston and began assisting his parents in their business, but music remained his true north of belief, so he quit all his other endeavours to focus on his first love.He has recorded a number of singles including 'Summertime Blast' and the yet-to-be-released 'Billion Dollar' on his own Mal B Don Records label. He has also released the single 'Moneymaker' on a riddim built by Jay Crazie.Malikaii.i recently performed at a weekly event at Rae Town where he wowed the audience with the songs, 'Money Maker' and 'Billion Dollar'."it was exhilarating, just the way the audience responded, and cheered for me, and gave me a big forward for 'Billion Dollar'. I even heard some girls saying that dem "love da image de" so it was great!" he said.He has been aggressively promoting the 'Summertime Blast' song at weekly street dances such as Mojito Mondays and Uptown Mondays.
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