Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer
MAY PEN, Clarendon:IT ISN'T too difficult to group Cocoa Tea, Freddie McGregor, Derrick Morgan, Barrington Levy, and D Medz in the same category. All five are from Clarendon.
While some are already established international acts, D Medz is a singjay bent on carrying on the parish's rich musical heritage.
D Medz, who was born Dwayne Adams, who has been making music for more than 10 years, rocking stage shows locally and with a fair number of overseas gigs, believes that the time has come for him to gain stardom.
The May Pen-based artiste, armed with a new 14-track album, Yard Man, and two supporting videos, is confident that he has the material to propel himself into the coveted international limelight.
"I strongly believe that I have the material right now to blast myself into international stardom," declared the 25-year-old.
He added: "I am already a household name on the teen scene. Right now, my music is being played on a number of local and international radio stations. Therefore, I am confident that time has come for me to achieve fame and fortune," added the entertainer.
According to D Medz, the 14-track album features four combinations plays as far away as Japan and Portugal.
"Locally, Yard Man is doing quite well, so I am just giving thanks. But you done know say I am not Bounty Killa, or Beenie Man, so I will not get the same level of airplay as a Killa or Beenie will get, regardless of the quality of the material that I have out there," he said.
D Medz, who is enjoying a productive and successful summer, during which he performed at a number of local shows and did extensive promotion of his album, said his 14-track album was produced directly out of his own pockets.
"Yard Man was produced directly from my own pocket. The first batch of 50 CD sold out in just three days, so you see that I am in demand, and I could sell another 50 in less time," said D Medz, flashing his trademark smile.