Kim at the time didn't think she'd get this far in the business. A teacher at the school notice her talent and had her do performances for the school. She started entering competitions after competitions without success. Competitions like Magnum Kings and Queens and Jamaica Rising Star.
Until finally with a stroke of luck she meet Vybz Kartel and things started to look up for the new and upcoming dancehall artist. She is vibrant and has the potential to go very far in the dancehall business. We should look to see great thing from this young lady. Kartel Signs Gaza Kim, Drops ‘Teenage Pregnancy’ single Image Portmore Empire general Vybz Kartel has signed a new talent to his label, a teenaged singing sensation who hails from Christian Pen and who he has re-christened Gaza Kim. “The girl is talented and a good singer and we believe that she has a great future in dancehall. We chose this song, Teenage Pregnancy, because it reflects a common social problem we have in Jamaica with young teenage girls becoming pregnant early and the ramifications for the family unit when it happens.
So this song addresses that situation and we have printed several thousand posters advocating safe sex, and with slogans like ‘Stay in School’ and ‘Wait for the Right Time’ trying to get young people to make informed decisions about sexual activity,” he told one876entertainment.com. Gaza Kim Interview Gaza Kim Dancehall.Mobi feature interview with Gaza Kim – just yesterday, we had the chance to fire a few quick questions at the Portmore Empire’s young rising female star, Gaza Kim. Her responses to our questions are detailed below. 1) Who is Gaza Kim? Kim Hamilton … a nice, intelligent, outgoing person who graduated from Ascot High School a couple years ago. 2) It’s said that Kartel ‘discovered’ you. How did that happen? I was visiting all the studios regularly, but nothing was happening for me. So I gave Vybz Kartel’s girlfriend “Shortie” my CD to give him.
She gave it to him, and he loved my voice and took me to the studio almost immediately to record a song. That first song hasn’t been released yet, but the second one was “Teenage Pregnancy” which was released in July of this year. 3) How did you get the name? I used to call myself Lady Bling, but Vybz Kartel simply added the “Gaza” brand to my first name and now I am Gaza Kim. 4) In terms of role models and people in your industry that you admire … who are they and why? Tanya Stephens … because she talks the truth; Lady Saw and of course Vybz Kartel. 5) We heard “Teenage Pregnancy”, “Amen” and a couple other songs of yours … what else have you been up to? Mostly recording other new songs that will be on the road soon. 6) Do you write your own song lyrics? I have songs that I’ve written, but all my recorded songs were written by Vybz Kartel. 7) What’s a typical day like for you nowadays? Mostly spending time in the studios … and parties and dances when the come. 8 ) What’s the most important lesson that you’ve learned so far with regard to Jamaica’s music industry? Write good songs that people can and will want to sing along to. 9) How have your old friends and classmates reacted to your new found success and growing popularity? Everybody’s been happy for me … thankfully no bad-mind or anything like that yet. Up to this morning an old friend came by my house just to say hi and she was so happy for me. 10) How has the Internet helped or not helped your career? Do you use it at all? I don’t use it much now, but I understand its reach and power. 11) Who currently manages you? Vybz Kartel manages me. 12) What are some of your goals for the next year or so? By next year this time, I hope to be well-established like fellow Portmore Empire artistes Jah Vinchi and Blak Ryno. Hopefully I’ll have quite a few hit songs by then. 13) Where do you see yourself in the next 3 to 5 years With hit songs that are heading towards Michael Jackson’s level. Read more on Last.fm.
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