Singer Redsan is gearing up for his fourth album release on September 15 at the Carnivore Grounds from 6 PM. “The Baddest” album will feature 17 tracks including collaborations with Jamaican acts Demarco and Naila (formerly of Brick & Lace), Kenyan songstress Yvonne Darc, Tanzanian fast rising artist Ervix and Ugandan heavy weight Jose Chameleone.
Redsan will be marking 24 years in the music business in the concert that which will feature Jamaican Dancehall artist Demarco and special performances by Nigerian pop diva Tiwa Savage and Kenyan hip hop giant Khaligraph Jones.
The singer, who has been signed by Sony Music Group, linked up with Daily Nation to speak about his upcoming album.
“Versatility was all about style. I got signed to Sony Music Group after that. They liked my style, saying that nobody was doing it as big as I was in Africa. They had noticed that Brick n Lace were at a Kenyan artiste’s album launch (in 2009) and had started following my work since then. They said they would push my music worldwide and that’s always been my dream,” said the singer.
On why he chose to call the album the baddest, Redsan said:
“My fan base has continuously grown throughout the years, which means they are from a range age groups. This is for the love and support they have shown me throughout the years, which has also motivated me.”
His previous album Versatility was all about style but this one, Redsan says, he’s pushing the dancehall feeling and a little bit of African Afro beats.
“I am going to mash up Afro beats and dancehall. Dancehall has a bit of Afro beat in it, so it’s not far removed from what I have been doing. “I’ve always felt the need to collaborate with like-minded artists who see beyond one region and go on to establish international brands. My album is set to take Kenyans to the world,” he said.