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‘Jah Nah Sleep’ warns Trapycal

Published:Saturday | August 22, 2020 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter

The term ‘ring di alarm’ in music signals the start to a very powerful message, and looking to sound off by using reggae as his platform for change is recording artiste Trapycal. Yulando Bentley Mitchell, also known as Trapycal, first discovered his love for music at the tender age of six. From listening to his uncle singing day in and day out, he aspired to follow the tune and pave his own way into this entertainment industry. In 2002, after leaving high school, he decided to pursue his musical career by becoming an artiste. Last year, he made his biggest project to date with the release of his nine-track EP titled Evolve.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however, forced him to hit pause, reflect, and do some soul searching. “The pandemic taught me a lot as a person and as an artiste – to share more, self-control, appreciate life more, and save for rainy days. It has also made me more focused and more mentally, physically, and spiritually prepared for the future,” he told The Gleaner.


His latest single, Jah Nah Sleep, produced by Markland Duncan, made its debut June 19 on all digital platforms. Both audio and visuals, done by Shot N Stunning, were released simultaneously.

Motivated to shake up the workers of iniquity, Trapycal declared that his song strongly endorses the belief that everyone should face their own judgment, “From you do the crime, you must do the time.” The feedback has been great so far and is seen as an encouraging move for the game changer. “I’ve been getting a lot of love all over,and one of the greatest things they are saying is that the topic of the song is very powerful, and every line is on point.”

With all the drawbacks presented in 2020, Trapycal still has the zeal and commitment to continuously put out new tracks and good music. It is his hope to remain steadfast in engaging with his fans on social media as well.

Looking to expand his horizons by marketing his work via music videos and street promotions, Trapycal wants people to get to know him more as an artiste. He, alongside his management team, plans to do a virtual live-stream performance with his band, the dubwise band, this month. “I definitely see growth in my music. I see myself going overseas to help, along with my co-workers, spread good reggae and dancehall music across the globe.”

As far as his love for positive and wholesome music is concerned, his fans will be happy to know that he will never stray from his roots. “It all comes down to one thing: who knows better will do better. I’m not going to be that artiste misleading the nation. I will continue doing positive music, and I will never stop doing so. I am one of the few trying to save our younger generation,” he said.

The culture artiste had this advice to young up-and-coming artistes: “Keep doing good music. Be focused, be you. Respect the ones before you, and just work hard.”