Benji Hype feels he has found a big hit
US-based reggae/dancehall artiste Benji Hype is looking to re-emerge on the music scene with a bang. The entertainer, who started his professional career back in 2011, has been looking to get his breakout hit since then.
In 2017, Hype released a dancehall track called Bend U Back, which at the time was being touted as the song that could potentially get him the buzz he hoped for.
Although it did generate some interest, the track did not go the distance the artiste thought it would. Hype went back to the drawing board and has returned with High Life, a track he believes will generate the attention he has longed for.
"I took a break from music, and I learnt so much during that time that I am now more experienced and I know what to do. Together, with my management, Robin Troja, I'm expecting to take over the reggae and dancehall space," Benji Hype said.
High Life, which was released on October 1, has attracted close to 50,000 views on YouTube so far. Hype feels that this is only the beginning, as the song's content makes for a sure hit.
"The song is about enjoyment, having fun and living your best life; and people need to hear things like that, especially right now," he said."With everything happening with the pandemic, people are more frustrated, sad and burdened than ever. This track will remind them that it's OK to have fun. It's OK to relax and enjoy life, regardless of the madness."
"I have a lot of expectations for this track. I think it's going to go number one, on Billboard, everywhere; all over the world. That's how much faith I have in it."
In addition to High Life, Hype is in the process of putting together a 6-track EP. The compilation, he said, is expected to be released in December and will be something special.
"I don't have the exact release date yet, but I know it will be coming out in December, just in time for the Christmas period, and it will be something special. I have put my all into this project and I promise it won't disappoint. There's also a lot more singles in store from Benji Hype," said the man, who described himself as a go-getter who will "never stop going after what I want once I make up my mind".