BY SIMONE MORGAN Observer staff reporter Tuesday, November 17, 2015
AFTER experiencing a health scare last weekend, Ninjaman said he feels better and is back in the recording studio. The deejay was taken to Medical Associates Hospital in Kingston where he was treated for stomach pains.
“Mi good ya now man. Mi do a string a tes’ and dem all come back good. Mi jus’ grateful... A jus’ di music mi a focus on,” he said.
When the Jamaica Observer spoke with him yesterday, Ninjaman was busy at his Picture Frame Recording Studio. “Mi a work pon a juggling; it bad. It a guh feature artiste like Beenie Man, Harry Toddler an’ Silver Cat.The streets a guh love it when wi drop it,” he boasted.
Located at Blackwood Terrace in Kingston, Picture Frame Studio has the latest in recording equipment. Ninjaman said he is focusing on nurturing young talent to bring back the ‘authentic dancehall sound’.
“The room is still open for the older and more establish artiste dem, but right now wi still a audition an’ a seek out fi young acts.”
Ninjaman is no stranger to music production. In 1987 he recorded and produced his first hit song, Protection, which featured singer Courtney Melody.
He is also preparing to celebrate his 50th birthday in January with the second staging of his Ocho Rios Festival. “The first night, which is January 22, will host a sound clash followed by the stage show the following night,”he said.