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Prodi featured in Rolling Stone Magazine

Published:Monday | December 29, 2014 | 12:00 AMDavina Henry
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Though he describes his music as more of a progression and less of a transition, Prodigal Son aka Prodi VOP's hard work is certainly paying off.

The reggae artiste was recently featured in the internationally acclaimed Rolling Stone Magazine where he discussed his latest releases and future projects.

"The magazine contacted me. They came to Jamaica to do a feature on the parish of Portland and because of my affiliation with the Geejam Hotel, the link came about from there," he told The Gleaner.

The artiste's song, Kingston City, has also been doing well on the European scene. His album, of the same name, will also be released in the upcoming months.

"The magazine article focused mainly on my music and the album, and the fact that my songs are doing quite well. My songs are good and I'm considered as one of the new wave reggae artistes taking over the place," said Prodi.

The artiste says since the release of the magazine, several persons have been reaching out to his camp.

PHENOMENAL

"The reception has been phenomenal. People who we've been reaching out to, even other magazines who we've previously reached out to, are now contacting us. It's a big deal. I am grateful to have been featured. I see every opportunity as a step forward and this has definitely been one for me," he stated.

In the meantime, his other singles, Circle Small and Rat Poison, have also been getting good rotation locally and internationally. He is also booked to appear on Rebel Salute next month.

"We're gonna start off 2015 with a bang. It was hard work to get to this point, but it's paying off in the end. I don't wanna be boxed in, and when I came out and said that, people assumed it meant I didn't wanna do gospel anymore."

He continued, "I haven't gotten a call for a gospel show since then. The gospel promoters aren't booking me. But, as a Christian, I have to forgive them. It's not the first time I've been blacklisted. I'm doing the music I've always wanted to do. The true fans stuck with me. You can't lose genuine fans and I'm also gaining new fans," he told The Gleaner.

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