Check out this great interview we did with London, dance-hall star Kojo Rigault.
Why did you select this song as your current single?
‘Queen of the ghetto’ is my best work to date, I am totally proud of what it stands for, it is a dedication to women of the ghetto and their strength, it shows a man’s relationship with a woman who has true homegrown love cannot be broken by a woman of the material world with material looks or charms.
How does this single relate to the rest of the Album, EP or Mix-tape?
The EP/mix tape carries the vibe throughout though all the content is of a queen inna di ghetto sets the tone of the album, up-tempo, Caribbean by nature, r&b oriented and bouncing between reggae and soca at times. Some songs deal with relationship issues and some just dealing with the love on the dancefloor. It’s life and love from a Caribbean eye.
What was the writing process for the song?
I started listening to old r&b hit instrumentals like ‘I got five on it and return of the Mack, then I swung it to a dancehall rhythm to complete the idea. Lastly I finished the process by working Barrington Levy producer Livingston Browne to complete the reggae arrangement.
What does this song’s lyric mean to you?
This means to me that women can feel strong when they have a true bond with their man and that im endorsing their relationships to stand by their man and he’ll stand by them always.
What would it be like to see you in person performing this song?
I’m very confident and hyped up with this song once I have my ladies support and standing by me screaming for this song, after all it is dedication to them, even though they may not be all from the hood, I dedicate this song to all women who gives their all to the man. For better or worse.
Could your fans summarize who you are as an artist by this song?
Yes they can, as I stand tall and confident with this song as it brings to life my character and embodies my vibe
Is there a video planned and or completed and if so, what was the idea behind the video?
A video is definitely on the cards, though I cant say when as yet, hopefully summer. I still have yet to choose a director I’m currently looking for one I could trust will do it justice.
One last question, what is your motivation behind your music?
If you don’t know a bit about my bio. I was part of a very successful Caribbean boy band from Trinidad but that came to a standstill after a fatal car crash took one of our members, I really wasn’t interested in singing much after that. So, I focused on working in music instead. After I became a&r at a label I got into songwriting again and started recording song demo’s for some of the artists we were working with. When I left the label one of the demo’s I recorded ended up at the new label I was working for, Reggae label Jet star music, The A&R hounded me everyday to start recording again, eventually I humored him and recorded my first recording since I stopped which was a song called ‘I’d like to know’ which was a mix between an r&b song I wrote and a dancehall track .When It was completed, I totally fell in love with the new vibe and was convinced I had to make more music.