It has been a long time since Bounty Killer has dropped an album for his fans, however, that might change this summer. The poor people’s governor hinted that a new album could be on the way and it will involve Damian Marley.
The deejay took to social media on Thursday morning to make his intentions known that an album is in the works, although there is no definitive word on a date for fans to hear the new work.
In a post on his Instagram page, he dropped an album alert, hinting at King of Kingston as the possible title for the soon-to-be-released album.
18 Karat Reggae understands that the full slate of the tracks to comprise the album has not been finalized by the deejay and his team, however, a number of collaborations are said to be coming on the project which is being executive produced by Grammy Award-winning artiste Damian “Junior Gong” Marley.
Despite the pandemic, the deejay has been making strides with his brand primarily due to the massive injection of publicity which surrounded his appearance on the historic installment in the Verzuz clash series, which was created by American music insiders and producers Timbaland and Swizz Beats. Bounty Killer and his once sworn musical enemy, Beenie Man, appeared on Verzuz on May 23 last year. The live stream of the Verzuz clash drew an audience of 470,000 viewers at its peak, with an overall estimated audience of 3.7 million over the course of the near three-hour event. Over one billion impressions were registered during the live event. The clash also topped the trending statistics on Twitter.
As a result of this much-publicized event, in what has become known as the ‘Verzuz Effect’, both acts recorded impressive streaming figures in the run-up to the event and in the days following.
Reports indicated that both acts earned their highest numbers for 2020. Bounty Killer experienced triple-digit percentage growth as his catalogue accrued a combined 367,000 US on-demand streams on May 23 and 24, compared to 94,000 in the two days before, a surge of 291 per cent. Living Dangerously was Bounty Killer’s most streamed song for the day of and the day after the clash. His top five songs were Look (27,000), Benz & Bimma (25,000), Suspense (21,000), and Worthless Bwoy (13,000).