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Reggae/dancehall singjay I-Octane is one of the most prolific new artists in the genre over the last few years.

Contrasts to hardcore dancehall, I-Octane music is more socially conscious with a mix of roots reggae. Similar to popular acts like Buju Banton and Sizzla.

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In the sixth episode of Noisey Jamaica new dancehall web series, host Codine Williams caught up with the singjay at the studio.

“I started music from a tener age, early from school days,” I-Octane says. “I got detention and suspension, you know while teacher operating me bright enough making noise with music in the class long before I even knew I was going to pursue a career in music. Ghetto communities most of my friends are involved in crime and violence but I decided not to be a non-progressive element.”

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I-Octane also spoke candidly about his image and not getting caught up in the hype.

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