Teejay via Instagram

Every great artist has a career-defining song, so far for Teejay, it has definitely been Rags To Riches.

The Dancehall superstar is currently celebrating what was a very successful year despite a global pandemic. The Montego Bay Dancehall act has good reason to after his smash hit Rags To Riches was confirmed as the second-highest streaming song in Jamaica for 2020 on Youtube.

According to the deejay, he knew the song would be a big hit as soon as he recorded it. He claims he just had a special feeling about it, as it was something everyone could relate to and catchy.

“That song, mi just hear the riddim and go inna di studio and start sing, I swear. Like mi inna di studio and the riddim a play and mi just start put words to the riddim wid melody. From me sing di part say’ we nah worry bout nothing’, everything flow,”

He revealed that the song took less than an hour to record, as the lyrics just came naturally while in the booth.

“I think the fact that it is a reality song is what made it so successful. People love it because dem can relate to it. Everything weh we go chu as ghetto youths mi put inna di song so mi know it did a go be a hit,” he said.

The deejay would go on to express his gratitude to fans for their tremendous support through what was a historic yet testing year. He believes the song is so powerful it will actually withstand the test of time.

“Mi always a say me want a song weh can live on 30, 40, 60 years, a song weh mi pickney dem can listen and come sing and say a classic music,” he said. He feels this track could be around for many years to come.

However, the deejay is not getting caught up in the hype of accolades as he just concerned with putting out good music.

“We deserve certain things because we put in whole heap a hard work throughout the years, but I will never be that person who will say Teejay is artiste of the year. I just focus on putting out good music and let the work speak for itself,” he said.