Protégé has officially released his 4th Album "A Matter of Time." Check out the new release as well as links below.
The influence of Jamaican pop can be felt everywhere today, from Drake’s “Controlla” to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” – but Jamaican practitioners of the form have had a hard time breaking through on the U.S. charts in recent years. Enter Protoje, who’s emerged as a leader of the modern reggae revival movement.
“It’s not some resort music that people drink piña coladas to,” scoffs the Jamaican singer. “I don’t want to be pigeonholed. Reggae and hip-hop have a close background together, and I like to dance in between those.” Protoje is sitting in a park in downtown Manhattan a month before before the release of his new album, A Matter of Time. It’s a gorgeous day, but the singer is clad head-to-toe in forbidding dark corduroy and battling a nasty cold caught on tour in Atlanta. That cold is an unfortunate side effect of a jam-packed promotional visit to the U.S., the type of good-will tour that’s essential as Protoje tries to build reggae’s profile stateside.