By: Olimatta Taal
On the set of the luxurious yatch, Caribbean Queen, Taurus Riley finished the last shot of his new video She's Royal, on May 20th. Draped in various colours of blue, green, yellow, purple, and orange African fabrics, Nubian Royal Empresses representing the many hues of Black filled the backdrop. They were gleefully sharing pleasures of being serenaded by such a powerful song.
Directed by Rupert Campbell of CVM Television, it shows Taurus Riley meeting a beautiful natural woman, played by Ifrica Thompson and falling in love with her, but is later rejected. After thinking about her, he is finally reunited where they mutually respond to each other through attraction. It is done in the communal context of the family and focuses on uplifting the more positive and African elements of Black beauty. Other scenes include Taurus on the beach, the rejection scene, the family scene, and a dancer's scene.
VP Records released his 15 track album Parables, that was produced on October 21st, 2006 by Dean Frazer of Canon Productions. The album put him in a place of his own, shining bright with his own sound and witty wordplay on various songs. A legend in the making, this young reggae artist built his musical experience from his father, Jimmy Riley, a veteran in the Reggae Industry.
She's Royal is currently on constant radio rotation in Jamaica. The video will be released in the next two weeks. Stay with You and Beware have become reggae anthems and can be heard in numerous music circles throughout the globe, setting the stage for the next big hit, She's Royal.