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Ovadose tackles Plastic Rice

Friday, June 16, 2017

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London-based singer Ovadose was concerned about the reported incidents of plastic rice making its way on local dinner tables. He has put his thoughts to song in Plastic Rice .

“Basically, the song is about people making fake food including plastic rice and sending them to Jamaica. One day I was on social media and I saw persons crying out for help because they bought plastic rice. I remember thinking how things like these can destroy our country, and then I found myself singing and the rest of the lyrics began to flow,” Ovadose told Splash.

Plastic Rice is produced by Bigship Kemys and DJ Lux Records. It was released in April.

Ovadose, whose real name is Attacha Young, is originally from a district called Raymonds in Clarendon. He migrated to England 17 years ago.

His involvement in music began as a teenager.

“I started out by playing sound systems all over Jamaica. I would sneak out at night to play sound system and sneak back in sometimes just in time to get ready for school. I was also singing from as far back as I can remember. But I decided to pursue it as a career about five years ago,” said Ovadose.

The first producer he worked with was a UK producer Excobar, who worked on his debut single Bad Mind Them Got.

Bad Mind Them Got was the first song that made people start to pay attention to my work. I also did a remix which was mix and mastered by Not Nice Records. That took me to another level,” said Ovadose.

He has since worked with producers including Not Nice, Handbrake Production, Gary Sutherland, and Bigship Kemys.

His other recordings include Make You Sweat; Side Chick; Jamaica Too Nice; and Missing You, featuring Macka Diamond.

— Kevin Jackson

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