Nick Cannon has been spending a lot of time in Jamaica last year were he has been filming in vest of director, actor and producer the movie “King Of The Dancehall” which includes a stellar line up of actors.
The movie tells the story of a young man from Brooklyn New York who gets into Jamaica trying to scheme some ganja deal to cover up the expenses to help his mom and while there he gets caught up with thw Jamaican dancehall scene.
Featuring popular music artists like Collie Buddz, Burrington Levi, Beenie Man, Ky-Mani Marley, Busta Rhymes and veteran actors like Whoopy Goldberg as well as Nick Cannon himself in the role of Tarzan, the movie pays also homage to legendary Jamaican artists Beenie Man & Vybz Kartel, both very influential in the movie, with Beenie also acting in it.
Vybz Kartel‘s latest studio album is titled King Of The Dancehall and as Bounty himself once said, check it out here if you missed it, Vybz Kartel is no doubt the King of Dancehall of our time, beside his incarceration. Beenie Man has been at times crowned as King and has enough good hit songs delivered during the years to deserve the title.
>Watch Nick Cannon talking about how Kartel and Beenie Man Are influential on the movie in the interview below
Watch Nick Cannon Vybz Kartel – King of dancehall – Interview November 2016
The movie made his world premiere this past September at the Toronto Music Festival. King Of The Dancehall is clearly inspired by the vibrant culture of Jamaica to which it pays homage since Cannon reveals he was taken away by the spirit of the people and the culture but was overall the athletic and energetic style of the dances that inspired him to do the movie. He asked himself
‘Why has there never been a mainstream film to capture this world — the romance and the sexiness?’”
It’s not easy to capture the true essence of the dances and to help him he linked famed choreographer Jae Blaze, who has worked with the likes of Rihanna and trained him many hours to learn the moves.
Sitting down with The Breakfast Club in a recent interview, Nick Cannon explains how important Kartel role is in the movie, it has been Kartel that helped him writing the whole movie script.
Nick Cannon Interview on Breakfast Club about King Of The Dancehall Movie
“Vybz Kartel was not in it but he helped me with the back story,” he told The Breakfast Club. “He got his new music in the movie. I ain’t going to reveal how he gets it done, but he gets it done.”
[ Many felt that sentence had been exposing Kartel, and he got since transferred to another jail facility ]
During the interview Cannon says that “King of the Dancehall” will be available at the beginning of the the new year and he also hinted at some surprises related to the movie that he will reveal later on. Watch the interview below.