Dancehall Tours - hosted by Pantason - Episode 28 - Di Genius

Published Jan 3, 2021 11:07 a.m. ET

Welcome to Dancehall Tours a series where we interview artists about how cannabis plays a part in their music.

Today our host Pantason interviews Grammy Award Winning music producer, singer, and songwriter from kingston, Jamaica, Stephen "Di Genius" McGregor. Di Genius comes from a musical family—his father is legendary veteran reggae artist Freddie McGregor and his siblings, Daniel "Chino" McGregor and Yeshemabeth "Shema" McGregor, are also singers.

While Di Genius was primarily known for producing riddims out of his "Big Ship" recording studio, he has gone on to produce and write songs for international artists such as Sean Paul, Drake , Nelly Furtado , Lianne La Havas, Shakira, John Legend among others. The New York Times Named him a "Reggae Veteran At The Age of 18". In 2017, Billboard.com listed Di Genius as one of the producers who brought dancehall back to mainstream, noting his work on Drake's Hit song "Controlla" off the multi-platinum selling album Views. His work is also featured on multiple Grammy Awards nominated albums

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