Upcoming artiste Lollie Lue is on his way to musical stardom. The artiste has released a new single "When We Roll' on the 'Imma Boss' instrumental.
The single has been blowing up all over FM radio the last couple of weeks, and a new video, shot in March, premiered to rave reviews on TVJ's Intense soon after.
"Things are looking up, the excitement in the streets is real, several selectors have come to me saying they love my couple of bars on the track, right now, The Force is a good look in the streets, when we roll into any club, dem haffi gi we props," Lollie said.
The deejay, whose real name is Othneil Johnson, has been thrilling audiences at school appearances in Portmore to stage shows in Negril with his complex metaphors and punchlines. Working as an engineer's assistant at the famous Down Sound Records, he has been building his rep one stage show at a time, and now he is ready to put down his engineer cap and take up the mic.
"I want to reach the top, and collect a few awards on US national television, and one day, I will set up my own production house and do songs that uplift the nation. For now, I am just messing around and getting my stuff out there," he said.
He is one of the utility persons at Down Sound Records who is always willing to lend a hand doing everything whether it is printing CDs, doing engineering work, or doing behind-the-scenes work on video shoots for Capleton, and Harry Toddler on Down Sound projects. But Lollie is getting more attention for his mic skills than those other activities.
He has a growing underground fan base in Portmore who love his material, straight gangster songs like Disrespect and songs that dabble in hottie hottie territory such as Hotta Dan a Gal, Dem Bwoy No Waan No Woman on the "This Is It" riddim and "Love it Yardcore" on the Spirited riddim. One of the juiciest cuts in Lolli's repertoire is the delicious combination Di Boy featuring Samantha on the Down Sound Records' riddim, Crackas which also features Harry Toddler, Pamputtae and Anthony B. That song has made FM radio sit up and pay attention to the young deejay.
He has performed at shows in Duckensfield, St. Thomas, Montego Bay, St. James and Bourbon Beach in Negril in the last few months. Earlier this year, he locked down a dance in Burnt Savannah in St. Elizabeth with his savvy rhymes at an event called 'Dons and Divas Blue Carpet' in January. He was also one of the main advertised acts at "Reggae in the Valley" 2011 in St. Elizabeth.
"The response to the When We Roll video has been incredible, it just fuel me to want more so I will be dropping another video this Summer, for another single on an upcoming riddim project by Down Sound, the company ah work wid me, dem see the potential so mi a work wid it as well," Lollie said in an interview.