Producer Notnice and deejay Khago have parted ways with American businessman Corey Todd, though on much more pleasnt terms than his breakup with former business partner Vybz Kartel.
Corey Todd and Vybz Kartel in happier days
Ainsley “Notnice” Morris announced that he would no longer team with Todd whose focus is now on operating club Riddim among other commitments. The former Portmore Empire producer released several tracks under the Notnic/Corey Todd Records imprint. Many from former Portmore Empire members including Jah Vinci and Lisa Hyper.
Khago first linked with Todd last August working on music projects and endorsing his Yaad Stout and Yaad Rum products. The deejay, born Ricardo Gayle, had positive words for his former manager:
Big up Corey Todd, him ah mi real dupes but he is focussing more on the business aspect of entertainment in terms of his clubs and his other business ventures, so ah just mutual understanding that we come too fi go our separate ways
Khago’s new manager is Sascha Smith, CEO of Stashment Record, the label responsible for promoting the careers of upcoming Dancehall and Reggae acts such as Lanmine and former Digicel Rising Stars contest Jermaine Michaels. Khago, who has signed a bookings and production deal with Stashment says:
“Since Stashment has been involved in my career, things just step up, everything in terms of my street presence, my radio play, I have shot videos for my hit songs like Tax Inna My World, and we will be doing videos for songs like That’s All Mi Care Bout on DJ Frass new Riva Stone riddim and Wine Pon the Pole for Elvis’ So Unique Records…Stashment tun up mi ting.”
“Khago is an incredibly talented artiste that I have always admired and his humble ways make him easy to work with, and I think we will have a long term relationship in terms of booking and production. He has great crossover appeal and a wonderful work ethic, so right now, we are marketing him as one of the future stars of dancehall music. He is a double threat because his reggae songs are very popular in Africa and Europe and his dancehall stuff is popular in the ethnic markets in the US, so I see big things in his future.”
Khago has voiced on the Money Machine riddim for Stashment Records set for release in Feb 2012.