"Chris' smooth crooning...matched with his confident demeanor establishes a sense of invincibility, and therein lies the connection to Peter Tosh's similarly-named 1977 classic." -OkayPlayer LargeUpJamaican reggae crooner Christopher Martin drops his new video for "Steppin Razor," the title track off his VP Records' debut EP slated for release this spring. Directed by Kurt Wright and shot in Kingston, Jamaica - the humorous video follows Martin out on the town as he swarms the club with lovely ladies.
"Steppin Razor," produced by Frankie Music, isn't the 1977 Peter Tosh classic (written by the late Joe Higgs, a mentor to Tosh and the legendary reggae group The Wailers). Although it champions a kindred spirit of invincibility, in this case Martin's unrivaled appeal is to the ladies.
"Tosh's song had a militancy, cutting down inequality, but I am saying a steppin razor is sharper than the rest, it is having so much confidence in yourself that whatever you are doing you are going to be sharp in it, whether it is with women, school work or how you dress," Chris explains. "It has nothing to do with money, it all boils down to the belief in yourself, confidence and high self esteem."
With his tremendous vocal prowess, soaring melodies and proven lyrical ability, he has consistently churned out hit after hit - including "Take My Wings," "Giving It," "I'll Be Your Driver," "Paper Loving," "Chill Spot" and "Cheaters Prayer" - on local and international reggae charts.
Over the years, Martin has worked with reggae's premier producers including Robert Livingston of Big Yard, ZJ Chrome of Chromes label, Shane Brown of Jukeboxx Recordings and Christopher Birch.