Sean Kingston celebrates his Caribbean roots on his forthcoming 10-track mixtape aptly titled Made in Jamaica, scheduled for release in the next few weeks on his Time Is Money Entertainment label. Now, Kingston is sharing an exclusive premiere of the first single “Chance” with Billboard.
“The reason we called it Made in Jamaicais because every song on the mixtape was either written or recorded in Jamaica; the songs’ concepts, melody structures, riddims, vibes, everything, is all about embracing the real culture of Jamaica,” Kingston tells Billboard on the phone from his Los Angeles home.
The mixtape includes productions by Murder Beatz, Retro, Xclass, Will I Dap and Jamaica’s Stephen McGregor and Dunwell Productions. Guest artists include actress/singer Zendaya and controversial Jamaican dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel, who is featured on Made in Jamaica’s first single “Chance,” produced by Murda Beatz and Frank Dukes.