Fast rising rookie, reggae artiste Vybrant has released the video for his most recent radio hit Hurt Mi Heart. The artiste whose real name is Andre Johnson, has been knocking on the doors of stardom for the past three years.
Vybrant, who debuted with the chart topping single Ears Hard for Major Links Entertainment, says Hurt Mi Heart was done in tribute to one of his friends who died at the hands of law enforcement officials.
"A lot of emotions went into the making of the Hurt Mi Heart video. Just the fact that it's a real life situation, it did bring back a lot of memories", Vybrant explained in a release to the media.
The video for Hurt Mi Heart was directed by Jerome Hyde of Unplugged Multimedia. He described working on the video as 'full of energy'.
"Working on the video was fun and full of energy. A lot of people came out to support the video. But shortly after the video was completed, a girl who was in the video, she passed away. So that broke us down emotionally', Vybrant revealed.
The artiste has recorded a number of singles in recent months. His most recent efforts include Nah Fight the Law which is featured on the Journey rhythm from UIM Records; and Dirt Poor from producer Jamie Roberts' Reservoir rhythm project.
A practicing Rastafarian, Vybrant's career has gone through numerous phases as initially he was a hard core DJ who went by the name "Squeechie Killer". Serious medical issues however, slowed down the career of this bright young star that caused his career to be sidetracked for two years.
He was living a life that was heading in the wrong direction of gang and violence. He would later find Rastafari as the message of His Majesty Haile Selassie and Marcus Garvey found its way in the heart of Andre while he was a patient in hospital. As a result his direction and views on life took a 360 degree turn.
Vybrant has recorded for a number of top producers from the Jamaican reggae scene. Among them are Bobby Digital, Computer Paul, Global Music, Gamble House, Dean Fraser, Major Links and Kemar 'Flava' McGregor among others.