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Protoje’s debut album “The Seven Year Itch” is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated reggae albums in 2011.

According to Protoje, the album is titled to reflect his own personal experience.

“It took me seven years from that point to this,” said Protoje, while thanking his parents for supporting him when he decided to do the arts instead of further tertiary studies.

In an interview with Jamaica Gleaner, Protoje said it was seven years of doing music and not really seeing the fruits of his labour. At that point, he said he had to decide if he was going to continue with music or not. Then came his hit single Arguments.

Coincidentally, the album also took him seven months to complete in studio after seven years of writing the material. He said the album was largely produced by his cousin Don Corleon, who did 13 tracks. DJ Karim did one track but a lot of work was also done by Danny Bassie, who played guitar and bass on most of the tracks.

Protoje will be giving his fans a special treat by distributing a free Seven Year Itch sampler prior to the release of the final draft.

It will include all previously released tracks from the upcoming album such as songs like Arguments, Dread, JA, Roll, and Rasta Love featuring Ky-Mani Marley.

Each track is accompanied by exclusive audio clips of Protoje explaining his creative process, as well as its own artwork designed by Taj Francis.

We will give you the track listing as soon as they are made available

Watch the video for Protoje Argument below