Dancehall artiste Don Vital pays homage to a few local and international heroes with his new track, Ghetto Hero.
The track was jointly produced by and West Click Recordz and his own label, Official Clique Musiq.
Released on February 6, Ghetto Hero was intentionally released on Reggae legend Bob Marley’s birthday and also to acknowledge Black History Month.
“Dancehall has gotten over-populated, so I decided to make a change with this song. I listed people like Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey to highlight their works,” the artiste explained.
Starting the track with an excerpt of a Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech, the artiste laments on the need for more people like Jamaica’s national heroes, as well as other historical black figures, to defend youths in the ghetto against issues that hinder their progress daily.
So far, the track has been receiving great feedback and is slowly gaining traction, a hint at the song’s potential longevity. The accompanying music video is also in the works and can be expected soon. The artiste aims to impact not only his fans, but other artistes as well, with the content of this song, aiming to use his platform to be a “Ghetto Hero” himself.
“I am also encouraging the artistes to stand up and be the change; be a hero. We need someone to be a hero for the young people, in order to build a better future,” he said.
When it comes to upcoming projects, Don Vital urges his listeners to “expect the unexpected.” Just to hint at what’s to come, he has been working on a track titled Journey, which is to be released soon, as well as a few others that cater to the ladies. He is also expecting to release a brand new EP later this year.
Ghetto Hero is currently available for purchase and streaming on major platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play.