Dancehall artiste JA Outlaw is banking on the success of his latest single, ‘Show Loyalty’, which is a gripping and witty examination of the concepts of loyalty, and allegiance in the local society.
“I wrote ‘Show Loyalty’ because loyalty is a lifestyle not just a word. It’s easy to say ‘yo I’m real’ but actions speak louder than words, but time will reveal all,” JA Outlaw said.
The single, ‘Show Loyalty’ will be the first single to be released from his upcoming EP. Produced by Brilli Production, ‘Show Loyalty’ is now available on all digital platforms.
The ultra-talented wordsmith is also generating a huge buzz with another single, ‘Life Nice’ released on the Dengue rhythm alongside heavyweight stars such as Alkaline, Intence and Jahvillani. The rhythm project is produced by Countree Hype Music. A grimy video featuring booty-bouncing babes was released online over a week ago and has already racked up thousands of views on video sharing platforms such as YouTube.
“I just dropped both the visuals for these songs and they’re doing great. I also have some features with Fantan Mojah and many more songs. I also dropped a video for my song, Prolific off the Creation rhythm with Brilli Production and Gold and Goals Production out of New York,” he said.
JA Outlaw is working with production houses such as Roehampton Production out of New York City, and Brilli Production to complete the tracks to his debut EP.
“Since 2011 when I released my first single Senorita on YouTube, produced by Zeej Sterling, I have been working hard, and my music has been out professionally on YouTube, but now, 2020 is the year of discovery,” he said.
Born Andrew Meeks from Mitchell Town, Clarendon, he started doing music when he moved to Kingston at 14 years old. He attended Tarrant High school and once he graduated, he began visiting studios all over the Corporate Area to hone his craft.
“Well, my mother and father are both great singers in their respective churches. So from a young age I was singing in church on the choir so it’s in the blood. My uncle was a local DJ but never got to do it professionally, but he inspired me to follow my dream,” he said
A professional songwriter, he has penned many songs for other artistes in the business.
“All of my songs are written by me. When I’m the studio working, I’m in my element, in my zone…music is my life, my passion, my love. Fans can follow the progress of my career on IG @jamaixanoutlaw, just subscribe,” he said.