Rygin King

Dancehall star Rygin King has released a new song, ‘Inna Mi Mind’, as a precursor to his heavily anticipated album later this year.


“Mi ah still ‘Dancehall’s Baddest Ting‘, mi just a ketch back the flame, we no gone nowhere, ah just one king, any other king, a muss a napkin,” a confident Rygin King said.


King, 25, whose real name is Matthew Smith, returned to the scene last year after being hospitalised following the attack on his entourage that left him severely injured.


He will continue to celebrate his survival with last Wednesday’s release of the reflective ‘Inna Mi Mind’ on the Zukie Records imprint via all digital download platforms. Zukie Records is managed by Jamari ‘Sinco’ Sinclair.


“With this single, mi ah remind myself of the process, mi a remind myself that it all started inna mi mind before I could make it a reality. So when mi sit down and meds by myself more time, mi realize seh mi did have to conceive it first inna mi mind, that’s where it begins, with an energy and a dream,” he said.


King continued, “So this song is like a message to myself and the youths out there that no matter the fight, you have to keep trying.”
There are plans to shoot visuals for the project soon.


The artiste has made an arduous journey from death’s door after being shot three times by men in Struie district, Westmoreland in June 2020. The entertainer was reportedly chased into a gully and shot by a gunman, and suffered injuries to his back and leg.

During the attack, 28-year-old customer service representative Sashalee Blackwood, who was sitting inside the vehicle with two children, was shot and killed.


Blackwood was the mother of Rygin King’s manager’s children.

“God give me strength and life. Once we have life, we can work to make everything else better. My album is going to be big. Mi have a testimony to tell the world. Mi just did a regain mi confidence, dem shot a lot of energy outta me,” he said.


He did a series of major operations, the last procedure taking place in July 2020.


Since his dramatic return a few months ago, King has been releasing new music and videos, defying all talk of possibly losing his ability to walk. His team also directly denounced rumors that King was paralyzed after he completed a second surgery in July.

The star came to prominence in 2018 when he was the closing act for Reggae Sumfest. He is known for songs including ‘Tuff’, ‘How Me Grow’, ‘Ruption’ and ‘Things Go Change’.