Trinidad & Tobago dancehall artist, Prince Swanny has shared his latest single “Shake” featuring Skillibeng today, along with the details and artwork for his forthcoming album, Swanology.
Swanology will drop Friday, Sept. 30 through Swanny’s ZTekk Entertainment, and Equity Distribution (EQ), the new indie distribution company from Roc Nation. The album is Swanny’s second, following 2021’s Serenity, and the first dancehall project from EQ. Collaborators on the project include Skillibeng, U.K. rapper Not3s, French dancehall star Kalash and producers Stadic, Jonny Blaze and Trini Baby.
Trinidad and Jamaica connect on “Shake,” which premiered today via Complex. The X-rated track, produced by Trinidad’s Chady Beats and Zayah Dan, reunites two of the Caribbean’s most exciting young stars, in Prince Swanny — who is credited for popularizing the TriniBad dancehall movement out of Trinidad & Tobago — and Skillibeng, the breakout star of Jamaica’s trap dancehall wave. The duo previously collaborated on “Bad Everyday” from Skillibeng’s 2021 release, The Prodigy.
“Skilli is meh bro from long time,” Prince Swanny says of Skillibeng. “Since he started his career, we been talking. He’s a good artist, I must say.”
With over 215 million YouTube views and 250,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, 24-year -old Prince Swanny is one of the Caribbean’s most popular young, dancehall artists.
Swanny’s growing profile overseas has earned him the attention of Drake, Burna Boy, Bobby Shmurda, Kodak Black, Sean Paul, Yo Gotti, Trinidad James and Popcaan, each of whom have shared or endorsed his music on social media.
“Shake” is the third single from Swanology. “Govern,” a street anthem produced by Chady Beatz, was issued in July; “Against The World,” produced by 47 On Da Beat, dropped in August.