Dancehall star Masicka last Wednesday held a listening session on his debut album, “438”, in the heart of Times Square in Manhattan, hosted by ONERpm.
Giving those in attendance an insight into the inspiration of a few of the tracks, Masicka shared the meaning behind the title of “438”.
“While on tour a few years ago, the number 438 was always surrounding me whether hotel room, time, something about the number was always appearing,” Masicka said.
“One day, I decided to look it up and learned 438 is an angelic number, a number full of positive meaning, prosperity and optimism,” he added. “It was just life-changing experience; so, I just decided to name the album that.”
Martin Price, director of A & R (North America & Africa) at ONErpm, said: “We are excited to be a part of the release of Masicka’s debut album ‘438’.
“The album is a great body of work, and we know fans and dancehall enthusiasts will enjoy,” he added.
According to Ronnie Tomlinson, the Brooklyn-based Jamaican entertainment publicist, the 16-track album features collaborations with international star Sean Paul, Popcaan, Stefflon Don and Dexta Daps.
The listening session was attended by various media outlets, fellow artists and actors, including actor Michael Rainey Jr., of “Power”, said Tomlinson, chief executive officer of Destine Media.