VYBZ KARTEL NEWS: Lenkey Five Star, the man behind the Mmmmhhhh riddim

VYBZ KARTEL NEWS: Lenkey Five Star, the man behind the Mmmmhhhh riddim

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Jamaican producer Xavier Hassard aka Lenkey 5 Star is beaming with pride as his experimentation with soca has been paying dividends as entertainer Aaron St Louis, 'Voice' won the 2018 Soca Monarch with his song Titled “Year for Love” on the Upendo riddim Produced by the young producer / Nine Mind Entertainment from Trinidad. Voice bested his competitors during the Soca Monarch finals in Trinidad last Friday. 


Voice's victory is the third one in as many years. 


"I am very proud, Voice was the defending champion and my riddim helped him to notch the hat-trick of wins. My team and i have been putting in a lot of hard work, and sleepless nights to Complete the project, I love the fact that people all over love and appreciate our production. When Voice heard the riddim for the first time, he loved it and we made the link through that, and ah just magic," the 23 year-old beatmaker/producer told ONE876 EDITOR Claude Mills.  


Voice, who sang in position number eleven, sang “Year for Love” to take the $300,000 first prize. 


Lenkey 5 Star actually spent six months in Trinidad between 2016 and 2017, living in a tough community called Morvant in Port of Spain, Trinidad, where he immersed himself in the soca culture and studied the art form with the Nine Mind Camp.


He has actually signed a fast rising known soca artiste, Named Turner, who he manages alongside Nine Mind Entertainment. He has been working closely with Turner and this year, Turner's breakout song, 'She Bad' has racked up over 2.3 million views so far and the song has been remixed with features by soca superstar Machel Montano and Billboard Nigerian artist called Mr. Flavour. 


"The 'She Bad' song ah run the Trinidad carnival right now, the she bad remix is now #3 on Johnny Wonder top 10 selling music chart for 5 consecutive weeks, the artiste is booked out for carnivals in Switzerland, England, Canada and all over the Caribbean, i just want to give thanks to everybody who Supported the Upendo Riddim produced by me and nine mind and look out for a lot more major works" he said.


Lenkey Five Star is a respected producer in Jamaica, having provided the beat for Vybz Kartel's monster 'Mmmhhh' hit late last year which was created by him and Zack a Canadian based producer . He is also known for the 2014 hit riddim, 'Speedometer' and the 'Money Mi a Look' riddims.

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