Smokie Cut releases new single

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.

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  1. Anonymous
    June 25, 2013

    G.w.c to the world

  2. Amanda
    November 15, 2012

    Great Job Jihad From Amanda D.

  3. Diaspora
    May 9, 2012

    OMG! Some Dominican’s are SO STUPID to the point that it’s disgusting! Ewwwwww! What a SHAME; some of you guys need THERAPY smfh!…Keep up the good work Smokie Cut!…Shut ur eyes and ears to all the negativity!

  4. true-soldier
    May 9, 2012

    Keep doing yr ting dawg.. forget bout the haterz, u expect these illiterates to grudge!!

  5. GWC studios
    May 9, 2012

    Great Track, nice concept, it’s sad though peeps trying to start a Beef between the two Artist,they can hold their own man……..Cut Big up yourself My Yout GWC studios everytime

  6. YOW YOW
    May 8, 2012

    big tune!!

  7. unkown
    May 8, 2012

    stop hating , respect smokie cut keep doing what u do best , making hits

  8. I Die Nah
    May 8, 2012

    Big up somokie cut… nice tune fadah… is typical Dominicans to try to bring down a nxt Dominican… if it was in a Next Country People Would Have give dem man nuff praise, but ya is so we be…crabs in a barrel… good ting smokie cut is a focused artist an he doh worry with d negative vibes…

  9. Sweetnessucan'ttest
    May 8, 2012

    Big up to u to the maximum heights Smokie….there will always be haterzz n back bitters…justkeptgoing strong put Jah first keep doing what u do cuz it killin demmmm :wink:

    May 8, 2012


  11. thickness4so
    May 8, 2012

    to anonymous, who is the wanna be jamaican???

    • dominican
      May 8, 2012

      colton… obviously!

  12. smfh
    May 8, 2012

    Next……..“I just wanna be different than the average artist by bringing something new to the table” THIS IS NEW? LOL BORING

    • dominican
      May 8, 2012

      you’re so stupid! what does not make it new? Smokie Cut you did great on this one

    • Izavybez
      May 9, 2012

      really?? Then maybe you should change your name from smfh to your real name so people can know who you are and this “new” style your bringing to the table.. I would love to hear it.. on another note.. Big Shout out to Smokie.. You done know IzaVybez gan be reppin and Sharing your music to the masses.. just dont change the mentality you got mayne.

    • wtf
      May 9, 2012

      stfu stop hate

  13. way papa
    May 8, 2012

    i wonder how his girlfriends feels…i wonder if she dances to that song…friends with benifit hmmmm is he really faithfull to her..wonder what he does when she not around…

    • Letmetellyou!
      May 8, 2012

      Hey allu Dominicans are rel haters dread!!!!!! De man and his woman are HAPPY!!! Who vex dead! She is on her way to being a DR. What are you doing? Don’t watch them watch allu self!!!!!! Smokie keep shining!!!

      • hmmmm
        May 9, 2012

        i wonder what you doin with yourself letmetellyou….i hope you not cleaning dre for a living…

    • PrettyGurl
      May 8, 2012

      Geeeez! It’s just a song!! smh

    • girlie
      May 9, 2012

      what does that have to do with anything?! don’t allow your jealousy to speak for you. they are a happy couple. check yourself and not them. typical dominican. all of an artiste songs can’t be based on their personal life. this is reality! “friends with benefits” is all around us! instead of pointing out the little negative you see… give constructive criticism or applaud the individual on their achievement! smh

  14. Anonymous
    May 8, 2012

    Great vibes, Smokie! Big up to you and your crew.

  15. river babe
    May 8, 2012

    I hope smokie cut can take constructive criticism . I have watch him perform at many shows an 1. He need more stage presence an 2. He need how to engage the crowd more . Apart from that with good managers he could reach far

  16. Unbiased
    May 7, 2012

    From my knowledge or what i’ve heard from reliable sources this was just a mere coincidence. He did not write, record nor release this song because of colton t. I’m sure everyone realized that he released this song via youtube,fb etc.the day after dno published colton’s release of his song “friends with benefits”. How could he have time to write and master his song within a few hours??! Yes, they are the same titles but the story lines a totatlly different. In my view Smokie’s version is more catchy and the lyrics focuses on the title

    • PrettyGurl
      May 8, 2012

      Thank you!!! story D/cans like!

  17. PrettyGurl
    May 7, 2012

    I just love this song! Keep ’em coming Smokie!! #diehard fan

    • dca sux
      June 28, 2012

      hahaha thts actually kinda pathetic…….

  18. Robin
    May 7, 2012

    boring!!! Not impressed. another black fella disrespecting women and not even setting a good example for the male youths of Dominica. I see why alot of these “less than men” spieces from DA are the way they are. Instead of the artist encouraging commitment and honest relationship, he there singing about benefits and incinuating infidelity. ugghhhhh these peeps are so fake… well I’m glad there 15 others like you out there so no one will take your work seriously.

    • annoymous
      May 8, 2012

      robin it’s obvious that you have no sense of “music taste”. wake up! we live in a world where “friends with benefits” is an everyday norm. let’s not be hypocrite to the fact. a real artiste writes his songs based on reality. there’s nothing wrong with that! i think you’re taking it to serious

  19. Anonymous
    May 7, 2012


    • way papa
      May 8, 2012


    • PrettyGurl
      May 8, 2012

      lmaoooo rofl! my sentiments exactly!

  20. goodwill
    May 7, 2012

    job well done!

  21. a fan
    May 7, 2012

    i loveee this mr. cut…. the song focuses on the topic unlike colton t’s own. great job!

  22. Dominican in Nyc
    May 7, 2012

    I like! True ting dat.
    By the way, vocals sound real good, music is on point and all that is missing is a video? give it some thought, Smokie.

  23. May 7, 2012

    Good to go waith to see music video on RE

    May 7, 2012

    I still cannot believe someone name their child ‘Jihad’ eh…thank goodness he is a positive young man doing positive things in DA…we say a name is only a name but still we really have to think twice before we name our children eh…

    • think before u speak
      May 8, 2012

      did u know what Jihad meant about 25 yrs ago? 8-O

      In Arabic, the word jihād translates as a noun meaning “struggle”.

      here, educate urself…

  25. hmmmmmm
    May 7, 2012

    hmmm nice music think too much friends with benefit in Dominica that’s why its to open some of us minds

  26. Silver
    May 7, 2012

    Smokey you large….Big Up

  27. phaa
    May 7, 2012

    real tune man big up man smoke

  28. Randy
    May 7, 2012

    So Smokie you couldn’t change the name of the song? Seeing that Colton had the name already?HMMMMM

    • KC candy
      May 7, 2012

      Both artistes released their songs during the same month so how are u so sure that Colton’s was released first?

      • World
        May 8, 2012

        Because It Was

      • PrettyGurl
        May 8, 2012

        For ur information, they were released a day apart…

  29. Tamia
    May 7, 2012

    But wait…To me Colton T released a song with the same name? Is that a coincidence or do i smell rivalry?

  30. i wrote this
    May 7, 2012

    Dno even if u changed my words around and put paragraphs in a different order I did the original interview GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT IS DUE BTW I CAN PROVE I DID THIS DON’T TRY ME!

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    • Sigh
      May 7, 2012

      DNO, did you get the writer’s authorization to use his/her article?

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      • ex-publisher
        May 7, 2012

        some dominicans are so foolish!!! The press release was obviously sent to DnO for publication. What did yall think, that DNo broke into someone’s house and stole this press release or DNO held someone at gunpoint and tell them “give it up sucker”? jesus christ! thing is they hide behind the computer and put crap in the comments instead of showing up at the offices so they can get some free tutoring in commonsense.

    • hmmm
      May 7, 2012

      Wow Tamika, you just exposed yourself as a silly girl…learn the business before you go west on people.


  31. Anti-hate
    May 7, 2012

    Track got a real vibe to it

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