The straight-shooting,free-spirited, yet easy-going singer who belts soulful tunes with a velvety smooth voice is managed by In.Digg.Nation Collective, record label of reggae star Protoje. Having appeared as a featured guest on tracks by Protoje (“Flight Plans”), Royal Blu (“Believe”) and Koro Fyah (“Got it For You,” “Raggamuffin”) and on mixtapes by Addis Pablo & Equiknoxx Music and Yaadcore, she is now building her own catalog of impressive solo material.
“Biggest Fan,” her 2017 debut single, was a tribute to her mother, who despite initially disapproving of her daughter’s career choice ended up becoming her “biggest fan.” Her second single “Gotti Gotti” likewise acknowledges the wisdom of elders, taking her generation’s predilection for greed to task on a vintage reggae riddim. Her third single “Second Chance” taps into the past while revealing a sound that is fresh, new and all her own. The heavy drum and bass on “Second Chance” will be instantly familiar to long-time reggae fans, but Iké gives the rhythm a fresh coat, delivering “a rub-a-dub love song for the ages” (LargeUp). Passion Weiss raved that the track is “the best kind of lovelorn cry. It may sway and groove, but it’s potent in a way that nearly stings.”
Iké also features on Protoje’s latest single ‘Not Another Word’ along with Agent Sasco, released April 2019. The single has been featured on Spotify playlists ‘Dancehall Queen’ and ‘Dancehall Official’ as well as on iTunes Reggae A-List, premiering at number 2. Iké’s fourth and latest single “Where I’m Coming From” has her voice sitting on an ultra-modern reggae trap beat as she describes how she’s navigating and championing her way in the music industry.
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The video, directed by Nickii Kane, brings to life the fiery fervor heard in Lila's versatile flow and in the rugged trap-inspired beat produced by Kasadie "Caspa" Jones. From her first home in [...]
Hailing from the rural parish of Manchester, Jamaica, Lila lets you know her starting point is a humble beginning on her latest single "Where I'm Coming From." Her formal declaration of gratitude—like many [...]
GRAMMY-nominated artist, songwriter, and philosophical thinker Protoje takes his message to the streets of downtown Kingston, Jamaica, on his new video for “Not Another Word.” On the call-to-action anthem, he recruited fellow Jamaican comrades Agent Sasco (Assassin) and Lila Iké. On this [...]