16-year old Jamaican singer-songwriter Samantha J, is a combination of youth, beauty and talent. Originally discovered by The Si Mi Yah Agency during a model and talent casting in Ocho Rios, Samantha is one of Jamaica’s most photographed and sought after models. In just the last few weeks, Samantha has erupted onto the Jamaican music scene with her still unreleased first single ‘Tight Skirt,’ her debut song that has gone from the pages of her notebook to the airwaves of Jamaica in lightning speed.
Featuring a sample from the 1990s classic dancehall track ‘Tight Up Skirt’ by Red Rat, Samantha J’s ‘Tight Skirt’ empowers young women to be confident and comfortable with being themselves. The self-love anthem blends Samantha’s innocent and melodic vocal style while merging with ease the sounds of Patois with Pop, Dancehall and Reggae music. It is her own unique blend of Island Pop that has Samantha J blazing a whole new trail from Jamaica to the world.
MTV was the first stop in the states for Samantha. On October 1st, the ‘Tight Skirt’ video premiered exclusively on MTV Buzzworthy, MTV’s premiere pop music site. Click here for a first look at Samantha J’s debut video. And on November 4th, VH-1 will feature ‘Tight Skirt’ on an episode of Chrissy & Mr. Jones.
The music video for ‘Tight Skirt’ features Samantha as the quintessential Jamaican Rude Girl who is leaving after school detention. Samantha explains, “We wanted to show what Britney Spears’ ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ would have looked like if it was shot in Downtown Kingston with authentic dancehall choreography and dancers.” The influential Jamaican network Hype TV were immediate supporters and were there to cover the video shoot. Fans can click here for exclusive behind the scene moments.
U.S. radio is also leading the charge with prominent U.S. radio DJ and programmer Pup Dawg from Clear Channel in Boston proclaiming, “Tight Skirt’ by Samantha J is going to be huge and that is only the beginning. The entire project is insane. She’s beautiful, talented, and confident. She’s got it all to become this massive superstar while reppin Kingston, Jamaica to the fullest!”
Samantha J will be visiting select U.S. cities later this month. Stay tuned for details.