Following the release of his carnival hit “Contraband”, Vincentian singer, songwriter and producer Kemuel “Karbon Jamz” Stapleton has received a major endorsement from an international marijuana company.
The budding soca artiste has signed his song to Acres Agricultural Canada corportation, as part of their marketing and advertising campaign.
Acres Agri SVG is a cannabis company that has been training people locally in basic cannabis technology and has conducted scientific testing of local strains of marijuanna.
Contraband, which was self produced by Stapleton and co written by Vinton “Hunta Flow” Ollivierre and engineered by Rodney “chemical x” Caruth,speaks to the issue of marijuana consumption.
It has been in rotation on radio stations in SVG and has been receiving rave reviews on social media.
Karbon Jamz said he wrote the song because as a songwriter it is important to speak about important issues that are current and trending throughout his society.
“I highly believe that we as a people have grown out of the stigmas and negative energies that was once originally attached to the marijuana plant,” he said.
The artiste said he believes Vincentians have moved into an era “where we know what’s good and bad about the crop and can use that knowledge to our advantage to advance ourselves as a people economically and spiritually through the production of the marijuana plant responsibly for both medicinal and recreational use.”
He is also of the view it is time to liberalise the nation’s marijuana laws.
“It is time to completely free up the herb and add it to our catalogue of top-notch production from this land. We’re small but our products are big — from our pepper sauces to our designers, musicians, athletes and entrepreneur and our marijuana.”
Although Stapleton has only been in the soca industry for four years he has created an impact and is a force to be reckoned with in the industry.
His 2019 catalogue of releases included the Jumbo pack riddim, which featuresthe hittrack “Rum Cheaper than Woman” by Chewaleeand“Shake It Down” performed by Fireman Hooper.
Karbon has also produced Delroy “Fireman” Hooper’s “Amen”, which won him the 2018 Soca Monarch, the wildly popular “Love of Pan” by Hance John and Rodney Small, Roshik Mason’s “Different Success”, the Almanac riddim, which featured Skinny Fabulous and Christopher Martin.
He has made numerous other contributions to the soca industry, including “Splash”, his first hit track a performing artiste.
Stapleton is also responsible for the production of the theme sound track on international soca artiste Machal Montano’s 2019 G.O.A.T album.