It could be termed an unprecedented Hiphop – Dancehall collaboration should “CLOSE FRIENDS” materialize in 2013 as announced by WBDN record label artist and CEO Asem on social networking site twitter on Monday January 7th 2012.
Announcing the big news, Asem said besides working on his third studio album, the plot to have a joint album with Dancehall heavyweight Samini was hatched as a result of their determination to have a project which has not been done before; a merger of hiphop and dancehall and the admiration both artists had for each others’ works although they had never worked together.
“We’ve never worked before tho we’ve both had respect and appreciation for each other’s works so when we finally hit the studio, the energy and inspiration was so much that we’ve decided to work on an album together”
Samini also confirmed the news in a tweet saying:
The first single off the “Close Friends” album titled Running Away will be released on Monday January 14th after which other singles will be released in subsequent months till the end of the year when the songs will be compiled to an album.
Asem has however projected the album to be full of “Lyricism and artistry”