Breakthrough Dancehall singjay, Andre “JahVinci” Rhoden continues to build his status within the Dancehall/Reggae industry as he continues to make his name on an international stage.
JahVinci returned to Jamaica on Monday following a two week tour that saw him perform in world-renowned cities such as Montreal, Canada & London, England. “Montreal was sick, the show was proper, everything ah work. Montreal was mad, mad, mad, next time mi a go back, I have to have a band, because ah de so mi get the biggest forward from mi a fly from then until now,” JahVinci intimated via press release.
JahVinci then took a trip to England where he performed a stage show in London as well as one in the town of Leicester. “The shows were great, there were two shows, one in London, and the other in the town of Leicester. The promotion wasn’t great for Leicester but people came out in the last minute when they realized we were really in England. At the show in Lester, Khago go up first and do his thing and then the people were waiting on me, and mi shell it. I was pleased because the crowd responded to everything mi voice lately, they give me forwards for the new songs mostly, a sign that they are keeping up with my career. I just came out of the Gaza but mi ting no drop, it step up more than even when mi in Gaza. ‘Mama Love’ shell it, mi get a good response to ‘In My Life’, and for ‘Draw Mi Line’,” JahVinci explained. JahVinci was accompanied on his tour of England by former Portmore Empire producer, Ainsley “Notnice” Morris as well as Road manager, Omar ‘Milla 9’ Miller. JahVinci is scheduled to perform in the island of Grenada as well as Trinidad & Belize later this year.
Meanwhile, JahVinci revealed in an interview on Wednesday with IRIE FM that he was concerned about his international stock & overall status once he left the Portmore Empire & was no longer associated with Empire leader, Vybz Kartel. However, given the receptions he received in England & Canada, he’s pleased with the progress he’s made since his departure from the group in May.
Furthermore, he spoke about his promotional ventures for Corey Todd’s “Yaad” Brand as he’s currently signed to the American businessman’s, “Yaad” record label. During his tour, Corey announced that Aidonia will be the face of the new “Yaad Stout” drink that made its debut on Jamaican shelves last week. Additionally, Corey Todd recruited fellow emerging singjay, Khago who will also feature on the brand. However, JahVinci doesn’t feel slighted in any way; urging his fans to be patient & insisting that he will put in the time & effort required to promote the Yaad Stout & Yaad Swagg drinks as he aims to be a commercial success as well as a musical one.
Meanwhile, JahVinci praised his Jamaican fans for their massive support; support that’s seen his recent video for “In My Life” reach the #1 spot on the FiWi Choice Top Ten Music Video charts last week.