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Charly Black drops new album ‘No Excuses’

Published:Saturday | March 4, 2023 | 12:30 AM
Charly Black has stamped his dominance on dancehall globally.
Charly Black has stamped his dominance on dancehall globally.
Charly Black’s brand-new album is titled ‘No Excuses’.
Charly Black’s brand-new album is titled ‘No Excuses’.

Award-winning, diamond-selling, Jamaican artiste, Charly Black, has topped up his discography with a brand-new album titled No Excuses.

This new album by the Trelawny native is consistent with his sound over the years, while being in many ways innovative in sound, flow, songwriting, and concept. The 15-track album, which was released on February 24, is a curation of Black’s newest hit songs with an innovative twist. Distributed by ONErpm, No Excuses highlights Charly’s growth.

Malaika Lepine, ONErpm Caribbean manager, shared that she was happy with the project.

“We are excited with the release of Charly Black’s new album, No Excuses. His amazing, star-studded collaborations aside, this album delivers Charly’s recognisable cadence and catchy lyrics, and will continue to further transcend and cement his place in dancehall history.”

Charly Black’s massive stardom as an authentic dancehall artist is characterised by his remarkable ability to use traditional sounds and make them pop. He stamped his dominance on dancehall, performing for hundreds of thousands of people around the world, spreading the culture and the music. Charly Black is also recognised for his global appeal and constant hits, like Rich This Tear, Whine and Kotch, and Gyal You a Party Animal.

No Excuses features an exhilarating mix of songs, such as the high-energy, celebratory party track Gyal Generals, with Sean Paul. The DJ Tropical-assisted Want me fi do with its infectious one-drop beat, or More and More, which features dancehall’s own five-star general, Bounty Killer, and even the titular, No Excuses, are great standouts that help to paint a small picture of the project.

The lead single, Confession, features a subtle Spanish string influence mixed with a dancehall sound that provides the backdrop for Charlie Black to do what he does best. This track, no doubt, provides a great entry for Latin markets where Charly’s hits like Party Animal are huge. This album even features a new acoustic version for the acclaimed viral hit, produced by Pop Style and TeamUnstoppable.