A Kingston record label has gone Hollywood with one of its songs picked up for Freelancers, a crime flick starring Oscar winners Robert De Niro and Forrest Whitaker.
Dejavu Records’ Jermaine Blake is the producer behind Jamaica-born, United States-based singer Shari Reid’s song, Too Dangerous, which also stars rap superstar 50 Cent.
According to the 29-year-old Blake, DeJavu Records got on board after members of the American artiste development firm, A&R Select, heard the song.
“Our team was contacted by members of A&R who told us that they were impressed with the single and wanted to use it for the movie. Of course we ran with the opportunity,” an elated Blake told the Jamaica Observer.
He added: “This move is a major acheivement for us as our record label is less than five years old.”
Dejavu Records is owned and operated by Blake and his father Linval. They produced Beenie Man’s Sign Up and Junior Reid’s These Streets.
The Blakes have also produced singles for Fantan Mojah, Macka Diamond, Lutan Fyah and Chuck Fenda.
Shari Reid, who is the only act signed to Dejavu, is the latest Jamaican entertainer whose song has been picked up for a Hollywood soundtrack.
In 1995, Ken Boothe teamed up with Shaggy for the remix of his song, The Train is Coming, which featured in the Wesley Snipes movie, Money Train. Diana King’s Shy Guy was also part of the soundtrack for the 1995 Will Smith flick, Bad Boys.
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