Ricky Rudy, aka Bling Dawg has returned to the music industry.

The veteran recording artiste took a break for music to focus on his health and family. On social media, fans have been treated to his impressive workout regiments and remarkable results.

Bling Dawg hasn’t dropped a song since late 2016, so it was a delight when the Aji Bounce deejay stopped by Television Jamaica’s Intense recently for an interview.

According to Ricky Rudy, whose given name is  Marlon Ricardo Williams, he has been on a holistic revival during the three-plus years hiatus that it took from music.

The deejay said during this time of reform, he has faced constant questions and sometimes backlash from disgruntled fans craving new music instead of the constant flow of workout videos. “But I was doing music as hard as I was working out, but I wasn’t posting them,” he explains. What could be the reason for an artiste not wanting to share his talents with the world?

“Most fans they would want you to release continuously continuously but member say you have a personal life too, family that you go have to attend to in some part or some shape cause your life can’t just be music so,” he continued.

Bling Dawg said aside from building a stronger bond with his family, he had also been secretly working on a brand new album. To reflect his growth, the album titled Elev8 will offer strictly mediation and message cuts in the form of ‘one-drop’ Reggae music he disclosed.

“I have a full one drop album that I have recorded,” Bling confirmed.” This would be Bling Dawg’s first official studio album in his 20-year career, “I really want to do it for myself, like an album. Me and Adrian Locke[Lockecity Music Group] start it then I get different producers. It have Baby G – that’s Jammys, Junior Gong produce two tracks on it.”

Bling Dawg’s forthcoming album will feature Popcaan, Busy Signal, Bounty Killer, Tanya Stephens, Romain Virgo, Christopher Martin, Morgan Heritage and many more.

The entertainer is currently promoting the lead track off the album, “God Is Amazing.” The single was released on Friday July 10, and has amassed 15,000 views on YouTube.

Watch full interview below.