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Walkes’ breakout year

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As an entertainer, all it takes is one song and one opportunity to have the best year of your life.

For 27-year-old Jamar Walkes, this was the year. But instead of one song, he had four.

Walkes, as he is more popularly known, said this was definitely his breakout year after being in the industry for the last four years.

“This season was the best so far for me – unexpected, but I’m very thankful. I’ve been working for four years now and there’s been growth in between there, but I’m really thankful for this year because I feel like it really propelled me. This has been my best year yet,” he said.

He told Easy two of his first songs were “fun” songs but turned out to be the most popular and even got him to the finals of a competition.

“Hickles of Life – that was the first song I did and that was a dancehall tune. That’s the tune that really gave me the buzz this year. That was a fun song for me. I did it for the people in my community who were asking me to record something. I enjoyed that. Then off of the hype of that, the I Wan Meet Meat song came about. That was also basically for the people. It got me as far as the bashment soca finals and that was a great achievement for me. My biggest thus far,” he said. (DB)

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