Jamaica’s emerging singer Jaz Elise, known for her unique blend of reggae and R&B, has returned with a new song and video titled “Rice & Peas” on March 30, 2023. Produced by renowned Jamaican beatsmith Di Genius (Drake, John Legend), the song features Jaz Elise’s bubbly vocals and a feel-good melody that perfectly captures the blissful feeling of love. The accompanying video, directed by Fernando Hevia, showcases Jaz Elise against a picturesque backdrop of palm trees and open fields, celebrating with friends and family while enjoying her signature dish of rice and kidney beans.
Jaz Elise describes “Rice & Peas” as a confession of her love for someone, fully embracing the moment when one realizes they really like someone and the energy they bring. The song follows her 2022 release “Gratitude” under Overstand Entertainment / Easy Star Records and her debut EP “The Golden Hour” from 2021 under In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course/RCA Records. “Rice & Peas” is now available on all platforms under I&I Worldwide, a new label founded by reggae artist Protoje’s In.Digg.Nation Collective in partnership with Easy Star Records and The Orchard, with the goal of giving rising Jamaican artists more independent opportunities to release their music. This is I&I Worldwide’s second release, following Samory I’s “Life Is Amazing” featuring Chi Ching Ching.
Jaz Elise’s unique blend of reggae and R&B has earned her a growing fanbase and critical acclaim, and “Rice & Peas” is sure to only add to her success. Produced by the renowned Di Genius, the song is a perfect showcase of Jaz Elise’s talent and infectious energy.
In addition to her musical endeavors, Jaz Elise has also been active in various philanthropic efforts in Jamaica, including supporting the education and empowerment of young girls. Her music and activism have made her a beloved figure in her home country and beyond.
With “Rice & Peas,” Jaz Elise continues to cement her place as one of Jamaica’s most promising rising stars. Fans and newcomers alike will surely be dancing along to the infectious melody and celebrating the joy of love with Jaz Elise.