Squash has high hopes for his upcoming album “Mr. Whittaker.”
The Dancehall superstar is targeting a Grammy nomination for his upcoming debut album “Mr. Whittaker.”
In recent weeks the deejay has been noticeably out of the spotlight while working on the reported 14-track album.
According to Squash, he took some time away from the public spotlight in order to fully focus on the project.
“The album needed that dedication, so along with social media, I took a step back from everything to prepare this album, which is very personal, for the loyal 6ix fans,” he explained.
The 6ix Boss says he is already expecting big things from the album, based on the quality of the material he has so far.
“That’s the whole aim of the album. We have diligently worked on this project for it to be up to Grammy standards. We intend to submit this album and continue waving the flag of our culture and music. Dancehall or reggae, whichever they want to deem it, it represent Jamaica, it represent 6ix,” he said.
Squash also praised recent Grammy winner Koffee on her historic accomplishment. “I want to congratulate Koffee on her big accomplishment which is a major milestone for the dance hall/reggae genre – representing our culture,” he said.
Meanwhile, Squash revealed that a big inspiration for the album was actually his late brother G-Man.
According to Squash, fans can expect a variety of songs, appealing to both local and international markets.
“It will only have brand new music from me and couple other artistes; a collective effort of world music sounds with a strong dancehall influence, so persons can look forward to hear a little bit of trap dancehall, afrobeat, hip hop and then our authentic local music. The album is an indicator of many things to come most definitely. 6ix out here and we have lots coming up this year,” he said.
Production for the album will be handled by many of the deejay’s frequent collaborators including; Shabdon Records, Hempton Music, Atto Matic Records, Sky Bad Records, and more.