Spanish Town deejay Skeng has joined the list of elite Jamaican entertainers signed to a major record label, or at least an American-based label run by a major industry player.
Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj made the announcement on Friday via her Queen Radio show, although she did not provide specifics. Sources within Skeng’s inner circle have confirmed the move with Prism Marketing Consultants, stating that the deal has been in progress for the past two weeks.
Skeng’s team, comprising Cara Vickers (General Manager), Jon Baker (Co-owner/Executive at Geejam), and Attorney-at-law Rodney Bourde, has made several trips to Los Angeles, California, to finalize the details. While the contract has yet to be officially signed, the source affirms that the deal is certain, and a formal announcement will be made soon.
Skeng is expected to join Rico Danna, Ghanaian artiste Nana Fofie, and Bronx rapper London Hill on the new “Super Freaky Girl” hitmaker label.
Last month, we reported that Skeng had signed another deal that would see him touring the United States extensively this year. The move is aimed at expanding the artist’s brand, but full details of the agreement cannot be disclosed by his management team at this time.
According to Cara Vickers, they are working with a tour partner who understands Skeng’s brand and creative persona. The team is focused on expanding and tailoring Skeng’s tour schedule to ensure he performs in some of the best venues across the USA this year.
Late last year, Skeng’s debut E.P., “Beast of the Era,” was named one of the “50 Best Albums of 2022” by New York-based streaming giant Audiomack. He was also named their dancehall pick for “Artiste of the Year.“