A’Legends, a fashion designer, who keeps adding more records to her status, is stitching her talent into a new field, that of a record producer.
The US-born of Jamaican parentage is now fine-tuning what she describes as, her seven-track reggae dancehall EP, with some of the biggest names in reggae music, including Grammy winning producer, Delly Ranks.
This project, she hopes, will not only promote her A’ Legends brand, but raise the standard of reggae music.
“I am not yet ready to reveal the full slate of artistes on my debut EP. But, I can tell everyone that they are well accomplished.
Speculation is that Navino is well poised on the EP and that his song has the power to drive the entire project to success.
However, A’ Legends remains tight-lipped. “As I have said before, the line-up of artistes is spectacular,” she added.
Concerning the theme, the Philadelphia based, A’ Legends says, “this is a party, fun loving flavoured riddim which will lead us into the Christmas season, which is a period when we set aside all the hard work through the year and just enjoy ourselves. We need to refresh our mind and body for the next year.”
As to why she became a record producer A’ Legends adds. “Everybody feels a record producer is a man’s job, I don’t. So, there are a lot of women who are simply afraid to enter this field because they believe they will fail. I will not forget my deceased father saying to me, Jenelle, don’t be afraid to hit as many stars as you can.
“I have a lot of friends who are record producers, and I am often in the studio learning, like an apprentice, to voice artistes, laying a good track, mixing and mastering.
“It was April of this year, a friend mentioned being a record producer, and I thought about it seriously.
“I knew exactly the type of riddim I wanted to work with, an authentic reggae beat, high tempo with a lot of dancing vibes and one which can easily crossover.
“It was so easy to get the artistes because all of them are my friends who have supported A’ legends over the years. I also hope to do music videos to accompany each song. And, will be putting in a full hundred promotion which could see A’ legends on the Grammy Consideration list next year.
A’ Legends who has a university degree in business, began her A’ legends brand in 2018 with Delly Ranks being her first customer. ” He had purchased a T- shirt and sweat suit for USD $100. Then, a number of other entertainers decided to come on board, including Vershon and Xyclone.
She has hosted several pop-up shops; in addition to numerous high profile interviews on television and radio, and graced the cover of magazines.
Her last assignment was showcasing an 18-piece wardrobe at the recent New York Fashion Week, September, 2023.