From the early days of Bob Marley and the Wailers, to Chronixx, Koffee, Protoje and Kabaka Pyramid, Reggae music has been producing some great talents. Shalkal is a renowned Jamaican born dancehall/reggae artist who is making a name, and living for himself out of this great genre of music. If you love authentic-sounding reggae music, you’ll definitely fall in love with Shalkal’s songs instantly.
Shalkal, whose lyrical roots emerged from a musical family, is one of the most talented wordsmiths to ever hold the mic in Dancehall. His recent music has unprecedented fan following, and he has surfaced as a top notch lyricist. In Shalkals’ younger days, he entered lyrics battle and often won. His music is infused with: Jamaican metaphors and riddles, Jamaican landscape of colorful stories of the past and present, and celebrations or challenges of everyday life.
Shalkal is an artist that sees to whatever it is that goes into writing a song. Throughout the genre’s still relatively short lifetime, we’ve seen artists (and those behind the scenes as well) who are able to separate themselves from the pack, by virtue of the words they choose in compiling their work; Shalkal is one of them. In the Roots Reggae arena, it isn’t only about “creating havoc inna Babylon”, or “tingz getting fyah red”! And in the Dancehall arena, it’s not just “Di gyal dem luv mi so” or “my gun ah fi kill 10”. Shalkal has proven to be one of the best Lyricists in Reggae Music.
After helping to write songs for other artists and helping to refine their music, he decided to write and record his own. One of his popular hit “Envious So” was an instant hit on major platforms, and have captivated dancers from around world who try to choreograph the best dance to match the tempo of the music. Numerous dance videos have surfaced on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms, showing dancers competing for the most creative choreography.
His other popular songs portray a common theme about the circumstances surrounding money. The song lyrics for “Come Money Come”, “Fi You Money”, & “Money Dance”, resonate with the masses. While people try to sing and dance to the captivating, yet enjoyable catchy tune, he is currently working on more new songs, drawing inspiration from his Jamaican heritage.