Hip-hop artist Steven Malcolm is a man with some very talented friends who have worked with him on the new remix of his latest single ‘Fuego’ and its accompanying music video.
With support from ‘Bombastic’ hitmaker Shaggy, director Tyler Dunning Evans and producer Social House’s Anderson ‘Scootie’ Michael the finished product is here for the world to hear and see. The video opens with Malcolm and Shaggy entering a seedy club environment to meet a female crime boss and her henchman for a secretive deal.
“Gimme dat fire, mi light up mi choir” Shaggy exclaims as they fight to get out of the nightclub once the boss realises she has fallen victim to the old double-cross trick. The use of camera angles and slick editing is similar to what is used in police procedural crime dramas such as the Law & Order and CSI brands to create a tense atmosphere especially late at night in the city.
Steven Malcolm’s stats prove his popularity; 41 million on-demand streams, 2 million Spotify streams, 1.2 million YouTube views for the original ‘Fuego’ video and over 524k already for this music video.
The acoustic Latin guitar blends beautifully with the Caribbean beats as Steven’s rhymes flow like a steady river and are framed expertly by Social House’s Anderson ‘Scootie’ Michael song production. The Jamaican roots from both Steven (his father was born in Montego Bay) and the award-winning Shaggy really do add to this catchy single and allows them to both put their individual stamps on it as they share vocal duties with Anderson ‘Scootie’ Michael.
Overall, the ‘Fuego (Remix)’ is different enough that it is not a carbon copy of the original track but not so different that you can still hear that it is a Steven Malcolm tune. It is an audio/visual delight which both his current fanbase and new fans will enjoy in equal measure.