For Prymal, music is the very oxygen of life. It has remained a lifelong passion for him. A passion that only intensifies with each day. A true lover of the arts, he believes in the preservation of creativity and invites his listeners on a lyrical journey that travels profound depths and electrifying heights. Always staying faithful to his poetic roots, his debut album ranges from hard-hitting dancehall club pumpers to smooth reggae. Born on the island of Jamaica, his unique life experiences have been a constant spring of inspiration in his musical career. He’s been developing his musical journey since his first performance at the age of fourteen. Every aspect—from pen to paper to performing on stage—is memorable and deeply moving to him. Prymal believes in life. Loving every moment of life, embracing every circumstance no matter how painful, and using this love to transform the world into a better place. He is a huge advocate for social justice and believes that if we can simply raise awareness—especially through art—then we can completely change the future. Prymal may be fresh on the music scene but he’s here to stay, bringing with him a much needed message of love and positivity in both his music and his presence.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
PRYMAL: I currently reside in the melting pot of Irving Texas. It’s one of those rapidly growing multicultural spots. May Pen Jamaica, is my birthplace where I spent my childhood years well into my early twenties. Toronto, my other niche, is another very ethnically diverse city. My family ties in Toronto make this city of culture another one of my hometowns.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
PRYMAL: I started writing poetry at the age of 8. My grandmother had a large reading collection that fueled exploration. I fell in love with poetry and my individual expression was born. My craft developed in high school where I started putting poetry to the music with the collaborative efforts of my good friend and long time high school musical cohort. I started playing the guitar at the age of 20. My guitar and vocal expressions will be something to look out for on my future releases.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
PRYMAL: I sing about life, love, positivity, and the struggle. Along my life journey, my songs reflect the mood of the time.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
PRYMAL: Feedback from fans and friends often provide me with a good measure of crowd favorites. All my songs are personal favorites for different reasons. However, I get very favorable responses when I perform or play songs like ”Heights”, ”Private Paradise”, ”Group E Luv”, ”Long Time Onetime” and ”Earthquake”
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in pursuit of a career in music?
PRYMAL: The overwhelming support and rallying cry behind the music from my local community in Jamaica, Toronto, and Dallas. The support is very encouraging and a genuine.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences.
PRYMAL: I have many. It’s a collective of artists spanning a few musical genres. Music is a true counsel and a natural therapy. I have been influenced: Jimmy Cliff, U-Roy, The Wailers, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Ken Booth, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie Mcgregor, Ernie Franklin, Tony Rebel, Garnet Silk, Beres Hammond, Delroy Wilson, Morgan Heritage, Mad Cobra, Supa Cat, Shabba Ranks, Cutty Ranks, Shaggy, Sanchez, Luciano, Mutabaruka, Ninjaman, Capleton, Sizzla, Buju Banton, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Vybez Cartel, Movado, Konshens, Fab 5, Toots and the Maytals, Steel Pulse, Eddie Fitzroy, Beatles, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Lauryn Hill, Smokey Robinson, The Fugees, Erykah Badu, Common, Nas, 2pac, NWA, The Marley Brothers, Sean Paul, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, James brown, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Prince, Biggie Smalls, JZ, Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Indie Arie, Doug E Fresh, DMX, Louis Armstrong, Percy Sledge, Ben e King, Snoop Lion, Kenny Rogers, Beethoven, Mozart,Tchaikovsky, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, R Kelly, Paul Simon, Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Metallica, Whitney Houston.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
PRYMAL: My music is a fresh, groovy, lyrical and out-to-captivate mode. It’s music to connect, music that celebrates life and flames hope. It’s the triumph through the struggle music. It’s journey music.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
PRYMAL: I have grown into my unique sound. It’s my difference that I bring to the world; the new case in the court of the status quo.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
PRYMAL: I would like to see a revision of the archaic laws governing music streaming platforms and secondly, the blatant copyright infringement upon artistes’ intellectual property rights.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
PRYMAL: I am currently working on my second album. Singles from the album will be released mid-summer 2016 and late fall. I am super charged about this second album set to be released in early 2017.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
PRYMAL: I would like to continue to grow, evolve, and give back to the grass roots. The youths are the leaders of tomorrow, and they need the best of preparations we can offer them to take on their future roles. I would like to see investments in the economy and the environment are very much in foresight.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
PRYMAL: “It’s Prymal” is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google play.
You can find me on CDbaby at :cdbaby.com/Prymal
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