Cover of single

Local songwriter and singer Smokie Cut has released a new single.

According to the artiste the new single, “Friends with benefits,” is different from the typical music that is being produced in Dominica.

“I just wanna be different than the average artist by bringing something new to the table,” he said but also admitting that he has written a couple bouyon songs.

The artiste said he wants to use his lyrics to speak directly to his audience, allowing them to sympathize with him. He said his music features his personality as a man who would go the extra mile for those he loves.

Born Jihad Jean-Jacques, Smokie Cut has been featured at many local entertainment shows and has opened international shows for the likes of G Whizz, Popcaan, Gaza Slim, Busy Signal, Christ Martin and Lisa Hype.

In 2009 he recorded and directed a video for one of Jamaica’s entertainment programs REtv entitled “Doe watch me watch yourself.”  In 2010 his hit single “Nah back down” was released and in January Smokie Cut released a tribute song and video to his friend Omara Small formerly known as Mwanga Freeman who was shot execution style on September 17, 2010.

The song was widely distributed on Facebook and it highlighted the pain he went through as a man losing a close friend.  In April 2011 he released a song celebrating his mother, which included his first official video with a story line. It also featured his mother.

Listen to the new single below.