Teejay feat. Tommy Lee Sparta – Dip [Music Video]

Despite struggle and strife, rising star Teejay has come a long way from his humble beginnings. The 29-year-old songwriter and dancehall vocalist, hailing from Montego Bay, Jamaica, has come to claim the throne with his debut EP I Am Chippy, out now on all platforms via Warner Records.

Teejay delivers a 9-track selection of original and hard-hitting dancehall anthems that show his versatility, both vocally and lyrically. Grammy-winning and diamond-selling dancehall icon Shaggy, along with Teejay, Sharon Burke and Steve Carless, are co-executive producers of the EP.

The recent Billboard cover star is forging a path for the future of dancehall. He is looking to redefine what dancehall music looks like in mainstream spaces and continue to break new boundaries for the genre. Titled after a name Teejay was given as a child, the I Am Chippy EP will invite listeners to a more personal understanding of the artist. He experiments musically while also giving fans his signature singjay style, a multiskilled mix of effortless singing and deejaying (rapping) in the same breath.

“This EP has something for everyone. The world is going to dance to ‘Dip.’ The ladies got ‘Twerk It.’ The streets have tracks like ‘Fully Auto’ and ‘Chop Life’ and we’re gonna uplift the yutes on ‘Star.’ That one of my favorites tracks and features Quada and my 11-year-old son Jaydon. I made this album for this next generation, but most importantly my people,” the proud Jamaican artist states.

Today, the “Up Top Boss” revealed a brand new video (directed by Jedi Productions) for the EP’s latest banger “Dip” featuring fellow dancehall star Tommy Lee Sparta. The video transports you to one of Kingston’s famous weekly street parties, Uptown Mondayz, and commands a new dance created by Gabi Don. Watch HERE.

I Am Chippy will also feature Teejay’s breakout 2023 anthem “Drift” as a bonus track and its latest remix with Nigerian afrobeats hitmaker Davido (Watch here). What was one of dancehall’s biggest songs of 2023 continues to climb the U.S. Billboard’s charts (R&B/Hip Hop Airplay, Rhythmic Top 40 Airplay, and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay). The song has reached 75 million+ global streams and amassed over 1 billion TikTok views for its viral dance (originally created by Gabi Don) to date. Usain Bolt, Burna Boy, Cardi B and Offset are just a few of the famous faces seen grooving to his track on socials.

Highlighting Jamaica’s rich musical talent, Teejay also collaborates with artists of his homeland like Tommy Lee Sparta on the catchy dance track “Dip” (produced by Panda who also created “Drift”), dancehall don Skillibeng on “Never” (Slingerz Records), the gritty baritone upstart Bayka on “Fully Auto” (Panda/Sabaster Muzik), Malie Donn on “Chop Life” (Overproof Records), and Jaydon & Quada on the inspiring march-to-the-top track “Star” (Extol Music). Through I Am Chippy, Teejay cements himself in music history and takes his rightful place in dancehall royalty as he aims to elevate the genre while honoring his roots and musical influences.

Tracklisting:

1. Dip ft. Tommy Lee Sparta
2. Fully Auto ft. Bayka
3. Twerk It
4. Chop Life ft. Malie Donn
5. 53
6. 4th of July
7. Drift ft. Davido (Remix)
8. Star ft. Jaydon x Quada
9. Never ft. Skillibeng

Bonus Track: Drift

ABOUT TEEJAY:
Born Timoy Janeyo Jones and also known as Up Top Boss, Teejay, hails from Montego Bay, Jamaica and grew up with his mother, uncle, four brothers and one sister in a small boardhouse in the coastal city. With little resources, he found salvation in music. He and his brothers would create music in their makeshift studio. By nine years old, he released his first song “I Know” on Don Corleone’s 2005 Seasons Riddim written by his siblings Tippa and Ice. The song received heavy rotation on Jamaica’s IRIE FM radio station. This was just the beginning of his drift to success. He landed a coveted spot on Jamaica’s largest annual music festival Reggae Sumfest in 2015, catapulting his name from his hometown to the entire nation. As he continued to record on riddims with a slew of singles taking over the streets, he developed a cult following. Teejay has been a mainstay in Jamaican dancehall for almost a decade, known for his impact on the island’s vibrant musical genre and for pumping out an arsenal of anthems – “People” (2022), “Bitcoin” (2021), “Unfaithful Games” (2020), “Rags To Riches” (2020), “Moonlight” (2020), “Stimulate (Push It Een)” (2020), and “Up Top Boss” (2018). Recognized for his impeccable vocal range and lyrical dexterity, he has earned the respect from the dancehall fans and musical peers in his community – from Vybz Kartel, who has guest featured on Teejay’s tracks like “Up Top Boss” & “Pressure” to Grammy-winning legend Shaggy, who has become a mentor. Shaggy and Teejay released “De Gyal Dem Time” which became an instant hit in 2023. They performed this song at this year’s BET Awards over the summer. A few months later Teejay’s “Drift” took the world by storm. A departure from his lyrically-laden singles, the infectious record accompanied by a dance, dominated TikTok and became a vehicle for the artist to start charting. It piqued as a #1 top SHAZAM track in NYC around his Madison Square Garden performance with DJ Funkmaster Flex to a sold-out 20,000+ crowd in October 2023. He continued to light up massive stage shows throughout the year, including: Afrotech in Austin, TX, Lil Wayne and Friends Performance in Baltimore, MD and Hot 97’s Winter Jam in Brooklyn, NY at the Barclays Center. Additionally, the artist became one of the most recent dancehall artists to sign to a major label where he found a home at Warner Records. His 2024 EP I Am Chippy will be an inspirational tale of his journey thus far.

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