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Cali P pushing 'i Thoughts' album

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2016 | 12:00 AMCarl Gilchrist
Cali P

Reggae artiste Cali P is currently away for shows in Europe and the United Kingdom, and is aggressively promoting his new album, i Thoughts.

The album's first single, Dem A Go Burn Up, which features Capleton, recently debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Reggae Chart.

Produced by Hemp Higher Productions and Flash Hits Records, with additional production support from Equiknoxx Music, Seani B, Don Chandler and Teka, the album is Cali P's first album since 2011's Unstoppable

"The album is doing well," Cali P (real name Pierre Nanon) told Entertainment Avenue. "It's a very good album and the response to it has been magnificent. I'm very happy that it debuted on the Billboard Reggae Charts in the position it has. I want to thank my team that is working really hard with me to push the album globally."

As it relates to his current stint in Europe, Cali P says things have been going well and "I'm also gaining a lot of new fans as well."




Meanwhile, Cali P is getting ready to release the video for the hard-hitting track, Dem A Go Burn Up, a prospect he is eagerly looking forward to.

"I'm very excited about this video ... I can't wait to see how my fans are going to react to it. It's currently in the final stages of production and should be ready for release early next month."

Cali P, who was born in Guadeloupe where his father originated, grew up in his mother's homeland of Switzerland and has been involved with music from an early age.

He began his musical career in 2000 as an emcee on the Switzerland-based Gideon Soldiers sound system, and since 2002 has performed with various reggae bands, such as Oneness and Soulfire, both out of Germany.

Cali P released his debut album Lyrical Faya in 2008, followed by a double-mixtape, Listen 2 This, in 2009.

His 2010 album, Like a Lion, was the soundtrack from a film of the same name.

Tracks on i Thoughts include: Lyrical Faya, Food Inna Di Yard, Do You Love Me, On My Way Home (featuring Randy Valentine), Why So Much Fighting, Ease Off, Dem A Go Burn (featuring Capleton), Coconut Jelly Man (featuring Shanique Marie), Revolution, Want No War (featuring Yung JR), and Guiding Shield.