Influential turns shooting attack into song

Monday, April 15, 2019

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A NEAR-DEATH experience is the inspiration behind Influential's latest single, Most Wanted.

“I did this song just to put everything to rest. I had to leave the island for a few months to clear my mind. I am no coward so I am back in the island. I have a number of other songs working on, but I wanted to let my fans know what was going on. I am moving on from this experience, but I have to tell my truth,” said the deejay.

In November last year, Influential was driving his vehicle in the Mona community of St Andrew, when it was sprayed with bullets by unknown assailants. The deejay was unharmed in the attack, which was reported to the Mona Police. No arrests were made.

Most Wanted will be released on the Pert Entertainment label on April 25.

Influential is known for his social commentaries, including Cancer, Road Hog and Pan Di Live.

“I always pree what's going on in our society on a daily basis. My mother died from cancer; when I go on the road and see the bad driving, I did Road Hog. The folly I see going on pon the social media inspired Pan Di Live. I talk about real-life stories,” he said.

Last year he released an album, Rules and Laws, on the Tuff Gong International label.

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