Shuga’s “Mona Lisa” is the next single to be released on the new Kingston Hills Entertainment label. Shuga has explained, “Mona Lisa is a character I developed for women. She’s somewhat our alter ego, the person we become when we are in survival mode. A life of fantasy for a taste of victory is the harsh factual basis of so many women, but by any means necessary a woman will figure it out, especially if there are children involved. This song is about all women who can relate to the struggles of survival. I’ve seen life from Mona Lisa’s perspective, so I know why women turn to prostitution and stay with men who abuse them mentally and physically.”
Shuga, born Mitsy Campbell in Montego Bay, was raised in a musical family. By the age of 14, she was already performing on the local hotel circuit, where she earned herself a reputation as a young talent to watch. She eventually caught the eyes and ears of reggae legend Tanya Stephens, who recruited Shuga to sing background vocals on tour with her. Friends encouraged Shuga to enter the 2008 Digicel Rising Stars competition, where she quickly became a favorite among the judges and fans alike. Her powerful pipes and engaging stage presence helped her to win the competition that also launched the careers of Jamaican superstars Romain Virgo and Christopher Martin. In the years following, Shuga has released a string of popular singles, including “Replay,” a recent collaboration with Bugle.
Kingston Hills Entertainment is a new multi-media company started in partnership between reggae industry veterans Sharon Burke of the Solid Agency and Christopher Mannix Schlarb from Dubshot Records Distribution. Focusing on the development of positive and sophisticated content. Their previous releases include “Glory to God” by Wayne Marshall and “Someone Loves You” by Tessanne Chin. On June 7th, Kingston Hills will release new singles from Shuga’s “Mona Lisa” and One’s “Beautiful.” Look for the company to catch the attention of the entertainment industry as they continue to release new music, video, and content that encompasses an uplifting message of love, life, and empowerment.
Of the new business venture, Shuga added “I’m super excited about the new partnership. I believe it was all designed by the universe to be this way because I needed a team to take me to a new level. Kingston Hills Entertainment is about the business, but at the same time we are family, so I’m just grateful to be a part of something great and I’m bracing myself for what’s in store.”