by Curtis Campbell.
Reggae artiste Ras Slick is set on balancing music and his business ventures. According to the artiste, he recently launched his own label and also produces his own events.
The Westmoreland-born artiste now resides in the United States and was also an entertainment manager at RIU Resorts. He says during his time at the hotel, it was clear that he would eventually branch off into a music career.
“I expected that I would become a professional performer and a recording star while I was serving as entertainment manager. The guests and staff also predicted my stardom due to the energetic and entertaining stage shows, events and activities I produced,” he said.
The artiste recently launched his own record label, My Time Records, and will produce his own music. Taking pride in being a businessman, Ras Slick says the record label will also benefit other acts.
“We have state-of-the-art equipment right here in Silver Spring, Maryland. My Time Records will also give artistes from all genres a personalised recording experience. We also offer engineering, mixing/mastering services, CD duplication, voice, drums, keyboard and guitar lessons among other services,” he said.
The artiste also dabbles with event production and will be hosting the third edition of the Reggae Rocks Potomac boat ride on Saturday, June 11. The event is a partnership with Spirit Cruises
As it relates to his music, Ras Slick released his latest EP, Help, in 2015. He also has high hopes for singles like Humanity on the Red Green Gold rhythm, which also features Lutan Fyah, Luciano, among others; as well as Good Thing, which dabbles with the rock genre.
Ras Slick currently performs with the Dutty Bus Crew, ranked as one of the more talented up-and-coming reggae bands on the east coast.