From the very beginning of his career reggae artiste Ras Fraser Jr. committed himself to always record good quality songs; a wise decision which is working in his favour.
‘Bounce and Galang’ a song he recorded on producer Cally B’s Portmore Vybz rhythm for Small Axe Entertainment in 2020 was recently selected for the soundtrack of the new Netflix series titled Survival of the Thickest starring popular American actress Michelle Buteau.
The song is featured in episode seven of the series which was released on Netflix on July 13. Fraser said he was elated when he learned that his song was selected for the soundtrack.
“I was very happy when my manager told me that my song was selected for this soundtrack because I know that this kind of exposure would help to introduce my music to a wider audience. I am a reggae artiste who is making music for an international audience. I want my music to be known all over the world just like Bob Marley’s music,” he said.
However, this is not the first time one of his songs has been featured on a soundtrack; in 2009 his song ‘Fire Man’ was featured in an episode of Criminal Minds: ‘Beyond Borders’, ‘Fire Man’ was produced by JRK Productions.
“It’s very important for Jamaican artistes to think about the international market when they’re making music and don’t just think about the forwards that your song is going to get in the dancehall parties. The world of music is much bigger than that and opportunities are endless. Film companies are seeking songs for movies and television show soundtracks all the time,” said Ras Fraser Jr.
The firebrand entertainer whose given name is Jhemel is currently working on several new projects including an album which is slated to be released next year.