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Righteous Child (RC) heads for Europe with 'Rough Survivor'

Published:Sunday | May 18, 2014 | 12:00 AM
The cover of Righteous Child's (RC) 'Rough Survivor' EP.-Contributed

Curtis Campbell

Emerging roots reggae recording artiste Righteous Child (RC) is adding the final elements to his debut roots reggae EP, titled Rough Survivor. The EP will feature eight tracks, some of which were previously released.

"This EP will be my first, so I wanted to make it, not only special to myself, but also to my fans," said the 2009 Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall runner up.

The artiste said the EP will remain consistent with his socially conscious style. There will be a selection of songs that speak to motivation, struggles and triumph.

According to RC his content is designed to inspire change and boost self esteem.

Since his emergence as a finalist in the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall, RC has been under the stewardship of legendary Jamaican producer Donovan Germain, whose label, Penthouse Production, is responsible for four of the tracks on Rough Survivor.

"It is an honour to, not only have a legend as my manager and producer, but to also record in his domain where some of reggae and dancehall's greatest hits were created. It is quite humbling," said RC

RC will also embark on a tour of Europe from July 31 to August 30 in a bid to promote the EP. The tour will see the artiste travelling to countries like Poland, Switzerland, Norway, Spain and Germany.

He is expected to make appearances at Keep It Real Jam and Reggae Jam festivals among others.

Rough Survivor is expected to be released digitally within days and will be distributed by Zojak Worldwide.

The EP will feature Penthouse-produced songs such as When Your Time Comes, featuring Tydal, Wonderful Tonight and Never Let Them Lead You Astray.

Also on the EP are Down Town and Parade, produced by Born Rollin Production, Why Should I by Sillywalks, Try A Little Love and When Blessing A Rain by Bass Runner Production, along with Holding Firm by Vikings Production.

"This EP is good music. The same music that people have been asking to be returned, I have them on this EP. That is real, positive and inspiring reggae music," RC told The Sunday Gleaner.

curtis.campbell@gleanerjm.com