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MayZen Returns with Best Life

Ricky Frass a former Boardhouse Records recording artiste has changed his name to MayZen.

The Clarendon native born Ricardo Orlando Fowler made his first step on the musical landscape in 2012 with ‘Tiad’ on the Boardhouse Records released project ‘Big Dog Rhythm’.

He has long moved on from the label that was co-owned by dancehall artiste Agent Sasco and his brother Gareth Campbell.

He is now embarking on a fresh start to propel his career and identified that a name change among other things was integral to that process.

“In my growth and maturity as a recording artist and songwriter I took the decision to change my name from Ricky Frass to MayZen (May – expressing possibilities – Zen – peacefully calmly). Under the persona of MayZen I have penned several powerful thought-provoking tracks; tracks that give insight to a young man’s thoughts, and dreams, that portrays life in Jamaica which is captured in my first musical release as MayZen entitled Better Way which will open your eyes, ears and mind to mine and many others reality in Jamaica,” he said.

“How mi come up with the name mi did have a slang weh mi a say half man, half amazing so when me check the levels mi always a say mazing so me say to myself mi like da mazing something deh and me decide fi work with it,” he said.

He also pointed out that his growth is evident in his music.

“The growth from then to now is like night and day if you check the levels. Maybe then I was just 10 per cent of an artiste but if you check the works now you will see that mi grow to like a thousand per cent, no comparison to then and now,” he reasoned.

Though confidence is at an all time high he did admit that he has not escaped the challenges many new artistes face daily in their pursuit for musical greatness.

“The challenges that a young artiste face will always be there because many times you have to be your own manager, your own PR, and you have to be your own financier and everything inna dancehall, it takes a lot of money. One of the biggest challenges is to stay motivated,” he admitted.

Mayzen is currently working with Sky Level Entertainment locally and Litt Citi Entertainment based in Atlanta Georgia.

He is promoting his latest single Best Life.

Supa Pea

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