Lady G is back!
Carl Gilchrist, Gleaner Writer
Lady G is heading back for the charts with a throwback track that threatens to exceed the career heights that she reached when she teamed up with Papa San in the '80s for such hits as Legal Rights and Round Table Talk.
This time, though, the collaborative effort is with a young talent that is destined to go far - the St Ann-based Shae Mill, who was just a little girl when Lady G was ruling the charts.
The song, Rock and Come In, is already a favourite of many, with little or no form of promotion.
Lady G is also known for several other hits including Nuff Respect, Breeze Off, and Ghetto Vibes, among others.
Mill is not exactly a stranger, having written and produced several tracks for herself and other artistes, including penning Rock and Come In, which is produced by Montreal-based label Indie-Rootz Records.
Earlier this year, Mill released Sweet Love (Even if a Lie) with accompanying video.
"Lady G and I have done work together. We've written together for her album that she's working on; I've done back-up for her," Mill said in explaining how the collaboration came about.
"She got this rhythm and she gave me a listen and asked what's my idea, so she kind of gave me a free reign, really, to just do what I felt like doing.
"What I did was, I gave it a throwback vibe, tried to go back into her kind of style. That's how it happened. Then I linked her with the idea and she said, 'Yeah, man! That bad, that bad! Mi like it!' She's very cool."
Lady G was abroad at the time, but she flew in to do the recording during the summer at Anchor Recording Studio in Kingston before flying out again.
Rock and Come In paints a dramatic picture of the Jamaican dancehall scene, while at the same time appealing for peace and love.
Since its release, Rock and Come In has rocked up positive responses on social media and from radio listeners. All doubts that Mill would have had because of the throwback vibe have been erased.
"People really love it. They love the melody, they love the blend of the two different styles. The radio people love it, the people on social media love it, so I'm happy."
Rock and Come In represents a welcome collaboration between recording artistes who are a generation apart and sparks new hope of a revival of days when dances were actually nice and their main function was entertainment - and nothing more.
Rock and Come In is destined to nice up the dance.