Much like the rest of the world, Jamaicans have become addicted to instant messaging. Gadgets such as I-phone, blackberry and Android are just as popular on the small island as it is in North America and Europe. That being said, technical constraints have limited some of the features on both the Android and the I-phone in parts of the Caribbean. And as such, persons in Jamaica tend to gravitate more towards the blackberry, as all its features work perfectly.
Blackberry phones have become so popular in Jamaica that even the entertainers are capitalizing on its success. Macka Milli, a member of the Innocent Kru, recently joined forces with fellow artists Javi Jav and Casie Hype to record and release a single entitled “pinging”. The song talks about the blackberry craze that has been sweeping the island for some time now. The song was officially released in January with the video following shortly after. Immediately upon its release, both the song and the video began getting solid rotation on both radio and television stations nationwide.
The men have been on a non-stop media tour since early February, making appearances on several radio and TV shows across the country, with their most recent stop being on Hype TV and Bess Fm Radio where they were interviewed and performed live.
In addition to promoting their new single, they’re also promoting a movie that they produced and starred in called “welcome to my world”. The movie has Casie Hype playing the role of an upcoming dancehall artist who struggles to make it in life and tries his best to push himself in Jamaica’s music industry. The movie can be viewed on pay per view in Jamaica by going to channel 1000. Anyone wishing to license the movie for his or her respective territory may contact Maria Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will then put them in touch with the producers.
Persons can check out the official “pinging” video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-NrEQ885HY
The “pinging” song can be downloaded here: http://www.mediafire.com/?k9wxnw223ac592g