Rockstar Entertainment
Jamaican In New York RMX
(Digital) Single
December 20, 2009

Artist & tune

  • Elly Ess & Supa Shane - Jamaican In New York
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Rock Star Entertainment's monstrous dark hardcore gangsta production 'Gangsta Gangsta' put the Hoosong brothers (from New Jersey, USA) a.k.a. Supa Shane and Elly Ess, who also produced Rock Star's 'Onward'-riddim, firmly on the map as producers. Elly Ess not only produced the 'Gangsta Gangsta'-riddim together with his brother but he also voiced the impressive "Nuh Inna Dat" over it and then returned as performing artist with the single "Bad Boys", followed by "Shoo Fly (Don't Bother Me)" with its cross-over hip hop vibe and the heavy electro-dance influenced "I'm So Wavy" before the "Bad Boys (Remix)" featuring Vybz Kartel and Jim Jones was released.

And currently the second single from Elly Ess & Supa Shane's upcoming EP "United We Stand" called "Jamaican In New York" has been released as a follow up to "More Money". Indeed a remake of Shinehead's famous 1993 adaptation of the 1987 Sting original (which is dedicated to the gay English writer Quentin Crisp, born in 1908, who lived from 1981 onwards in NYC).

The Elly Ess & Supa Shane remake of "Jamaican In New York" is heavily hip hop influenced, but through the inclusion of the sampled chorus by Shinehead, retains its original vibe, even despite the true hardcore badman lyrics. A very fine take on the song and this second single does like the first rise the expectations for the upcoming "United We Stand EP" from the Rock Star Entertainment camp.