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Tanola Jackson, Star Writer
Upcoming artiste, Norshous - Contributed
A very confident twenty-two year-old Andre Lee musically known as Norshous describes himself as one of the best upcoming artistes ever.
"Mi full of crazy lyrics, crazy metaphor and I touch a lot of different topics," he told THE STAR.
Lee, who is originally from Rockfort says he developed an urge for music at an early age while in school.
One and two lines
"Me an mi frens use to deejay and clash against each other. Mi use to jus put in a one and two lines, and mi jus adopt it, pick it up and start do it and now mi badder than all of dem," he said.
Like many young artistes, Lee says he has faced many challenges - "radio stations nah really gi me the justice that I need to convince people that Norshous can really spit rhymes," he said.
Adding, "There is so much artiste in the business, it is over saturated right now, to prove mi self a really di main thing. And fi seh this is what I'm really good at and fi get the producers dem and disc jocs fi really play the music."
Lee says he recorded his first single in 2006 for Rob Dem Records, a song titled Yardy Yardy which was done on Fat Joe's 'Let It Rain' riddim. He also recorded others songs like Yardy Dance, Low Mi and New York New York.
Lee says although he has appeared on several shows and concerts, his biggest show to date was a tribute concert to Bob Marley last year in New Hampshire.
Lee says apart from establishing his name and record label Rob Dem Records, he would also like to see himself reaching for the highest heights.
ANDRE 'NORSHOUS' LEE is on a mission to make it in the music business. The 19-year-old budding star grew up in the Rockfort community with his aunt. He said it was sometimes rough but there were also good times.
"I started doing music from about 10 ... I remember my friends used to do it, but I was like a sidekick for them," he said.
But as with most of those who try to to become superstars, he faced a marathon uphill battle. "The struggles have been tremendous because, first of all, as a young artiste coming in the thing, you have to prove yuhself seh you really hungry fi it."
He now has a single, J.A. to N.Y., which he says has been played on Cayman's number one radio station.
Norshous says he has always been an underdog as his talent is always overlooked.
"I always say this, I am one of the most underrated but yet still one of the most anticipated." he added. He says he is willing to take his ambition to
if he does not make it in New York . Jamaica
Norshous is predicting that not only will he become a household name in
but he will also be "seen at the Grammys performing and collecting Best Album of the Year." Jamaica
He says his guardian wanted him to take the typical safe route by becoming a lawyer or a doctor but he wanted otherwise. Norshous has undergone training to become an electrician and said he will probably dabble with journalism if music proves unfruitful.
When asked what sets him apart from others, he said, "I'm bringing me to the table, somebody else can't bring me to the table ... I'm bringing a new era to dancehall."