|This should have been the pic for the article...just inserted 12/04/18 - Lisa Hype|
(KINGSTON, Star): Controversial female dancehall artiste Lisa Hyper has come out boldly stating her claim to be the 'female Vybz Kartel' in dancehall music. This after the release of 876 Mhaad, which is a cover version of Nicki Minaj's Yu Mad single, featuring Lil' Wayne.
The deejay, born Felecia Gooden, had always been close friends with embattled lyricist Vybz Kartel until both parties parted ways in 2009 after lewd images of the female began to circulate. The 23-year-old has, however, managed to put that disappointment behind her and has made steady progress in her career since she began working with Jam2 Productions early last year.
However, THE WEEKEND STAR now understands that the former Portmore Empire member believes she is ready to step up as the 'female Vybz Kartel' in dancehall music irrespective of the challenges that lie ahead.
"Lisa Hyper is an entertainer who loves challenges. A lot of people in the streets already have to say that Lisa Hyper is like the female Vybz Kartel. I learned a lot from him so I don't think it will be a problem," said the deejay.
If truth be told, Vybz Kartel's notoriety grew mainly because he made news for all the wrong reasons and not so much for his ability to produce witty lyrics. According to Lisa Hyper, she won't be going down the self-destructive path that her former mentor took. She however had this to say; "To make it clear, publicity is publicity whether good or bad. But, my mission is just music."
The former Queens High student also acknowledged that a lot of females have risen in dancehall music over the past two years, but said she has little concern as it relates to fending off competition in her quest to become dancehall's superior.
Currently, the deejay said she's pleased with the direction her career is heading, and that she has also learned a lot musically working with Jam2 Productions. "It's great. Jam2 is like a brother I never had. There is a lot of growth from I started working with Jam2. He has discovered different aspects of Lisa Hyper that I never knew. I think he has Lisa Hyper at his best interest," she said.
Lisa Hyper is better known for songs like Wine Fi Me, Champion Bubbler and Bill. But, in recent times the release of Power and Roll Deep, which was produced by Jam2 Productions, has brought her back into mainstream.