|Tommy Lee forms Guzu label|
Tommy Lee Sparta has officially launched his own dancehall team called
the Spartan Army and a recording label, Guzu Musiq.
The deejay told THE STAR that he decided to form
the team, which includes three females and a male deejay, because having
allegiances help to add more value to a brand.
“Mi a build a Spartan Army right now. It important to have yuh
own thing to add more to what yuh personally have out there. The label
is Guzu Musiq and we sign four artistes, Jimbo Sparta, Destiny Sparta
them a represent fi Montego Bay, as well as Stylish and Tabeta Cshae,”
Tommy Lee said.
The deejay, in alluding to the popular Charlie’s Angel movie, stated that he is ‘Dancehall’s Charlie’.
“Well, Charley did have him three Angels don’t? Three real bad
gyal. Yuh nuh watch the movie? A suh dem three girl yah bad. Mi can’t
wait fi di world see them. When the video drop next week yuh will see
wah a de pree,” Tommy Lee said.
The deejay has already began working with his new artistes, with a collaboration on the songs Di Creature featuring Jimbo Sparta and Real Bad Gyal featuring Destiny Sparta, Stylish and Tabeta Cshae.
“Request a come in fi dem already and we just a do production wi nuh reach promotion yet. The song weh name Di Creature the
video a premiere in a few days. It a get a whole heap a attention since
it drop. Mi three Spartan Angel them have a song on the same Creature
rhythm too, and it name Real Bad Gyal it a shot same speed. The video fi dat shoot too so it’s gonna be another Spartan summer,” he said.
For Destiny Sparta, her experience of being in the Spartan Army has been outstanding so far.
“It’s a very good experience. Tommy Lee and I have been friends
for years and nothing nuh change, he is always humble. The new members
are like family and Tommy Lee is real hands on. He is in the studios
with us most of the time to ensure that we are comfortable and happy,”
Tommy Lee, who has seen somewhat of a reduction in his presence
on the local scene since the start of 2013, said that he is focused on
breaking into new markets.
“Last year, mi did focus on di ground work a yard. From Morant
Point to Negril, mi neva take much overseas show. So the plan is expand
now. So from the year start it’s Caribbean, Europe, UK and then USA. So
is a process and the team a continue the strategy,” Tommy Lee said.
The artiste is already confirmed for Reggae Sumfest’s dancehall
night, where he is also expected to unveil his artistes to dancehall
“Mi make sure block that date deh from when, cause it caan miss
mi. Mi can’t do no foreign show ova Sumfest. That show strengthen my
community of Montego Bay, bring in business. Suh mi haffi support my
place straight. So mi have big plans cause right now most a mi bookings
are away from home so mi happy fi do Sumfest right inna me backyard,”
Tommy Lee Sparta said.