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Following the release of his carnival hit “Contraband”, local singer, songwriter and producer Kemuel “Karbon Jamz” Stapleton has received a major endorsement from an international marijuana company.
The budding soca artiste has signed his song to Acres Agricultural Canada corporation, as part of their marketing and advertising campaign.
Acres Agri SVG is a cannabis company that has been training people locally on basic cannabis technology and has conducted scientific testing of local strains of marijuana.
“Contraband”, which was self produced by Stapleton and co written by Vinton “Hunta Flow” Ollivierre, engineered by Rodney “chemical x” Caruth, speaks to the issue of marijuana consumption, has been in rotation on local radio stations and has been receiving rave reviews on social media.
Stapleton said that he wrote the song because as a songwriter, it is important to speak about important issues that are current and trending throughout his society.
“I highly believe that we as a people have grown out of the stigmas and negative energies that was once originally attached to the marijuana plant and we now exist in a era where we know what’s good and bad about the crop and can use that knowledge to our advantage to advance ourselves as a people economically and spiritually through the production of the the marijuana plant responsibly for both medicinal and recreational use. It is time to completely free up the herb and add it to our catalog of top notch production from this land. We’re small but our products are big , from our pepper sauces to our designers, musicians, athletics and entrepreneur and our marijuana.”
Although Stapleton has only been in the soca industry for four years he already has created an impact and is a force to be reckoned with on his own in the industry.
His 2019 catalog of releases includes the Jumbo pack riddim which features the hit track “Rum Cheaper than Woman” by Chewalee and “SHAKE IT DOWN” performed by Fireman Hooper.
Karbon has also produced Delroy “Fireman” Hooper’s “Amen” which won the 2018 soca monarch, the wildly popular “Love of Pan” by Hance John and Rodney Small, Roshik Mason’s ‘Different Success”, the Almanac riddim which featured Skinny Fabulous and Christopher Martin and has made numerous contributions to the soca industry not to forget his first hit track as an artiste “Splash”.
Stapleton is also responsible for the production of the theme sound track on international soca artiste Macheal Montano’s 2019 G.O.A.T album.
Stapleton thanks his mother Barbara Whight, fellow artistes and musical brothers Ryan ‘Royall’ Abraham, Shane “Hypa 4000” Husbands, Phillip “Wetty Beatz” Bastien, and manager Devon Gonsalves for being some of the the driving forces behind of his music.
He also extended thanks to Patrick Power, the CEO of Acres Agri for recognising his song and talent and for creating an opportunity for his brand and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Stapleton also thanked the general public for the love and support they have shown him and his music throughout the 2019 Vincy Mas season and encourages everyone to never give up regardless of how hard it may seem.
The soca artiste and producer is set to compete in the soca monarch semi-finals on Saturday, at the Solidarity Car Park, although for him, it is not only about competition but about personal and professional growth and having fun throughout the process.
He also encourages everyone to come out and witness what he promises to be a great show.
Stapleton can be found on Instagram by following the handles karbon_jamz, on Facebook- Karbon Jamz and on YouTube – Karbon Jamz.