ViZion

ViZion

 Miami, Florida, USA
SoloHip HopReggae

When you have something to say you must say it. I love music, it's my vehicle to people and it's my way of touching the world. Reggae taught me to sing, hip hop taught me to write and my style reflects that. I'm an island boy from Barbados and I represent that culture: surf, sea, palm trees and living life to the fullest!!

Biography

ViZion is one of the hottest rising stars out of Barbados and the Caribbean. From his catalogue of previous singles, current mix-tape that's getting buzz in the streets to his Hip Hop/Reggae Barbadian style, ViZion is a fresh unique voice and also adds a new spin on the quality of talent coming out of Barbados for 2013. ~ Jeanille Bonterre, Tempo TV Networks

One of the most exciting young prospects to come out of Barbados since Rihanna.
~ Mikey Hulsmeier, Producer/CEO, De Red Boyz

An award winning Hip Hop artist from Barbados, ViZion has a distinctive singing and rap style. With a captive and growing fan base, he is one of the Caribbean's most exciting upcoming urban artists.

Growing up in the parish of Christ Church on the south coast of the island, Oliver Gale a.k.a. ViZion was surrounded by the sounds of Caribbean music as a child. Inspired by dancehall and reggae superstars such as Beenie Man, Bounty Killer and Damian Marley the young artist, at the age of 14, began writing and recording original dancehall songs at home with friends. A few years later, at the age of 17, he moved to Canada to attend boarding school and it was here that he developed his passion for hip hop. He soon began performing at school talent shows. 

Notable influences on his developing style were Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z and Nas.

In 2007 ViZion released his first studio single and regional radio hit Girl I Need You and began performing at major festivals in Barbados, including Reggae on the Hill, Reggae on the Beach. These shows had audiences of up to 15,000 people and were headlined by some of the biggest stars in reggae and dancehall. On the back of these shows and music ViZion was nominated for Best Reggae Artist and Best New Artist at the Barbados Music Awards. 

Soon after high school ViZion moved to England. As a university student he devoted himself to his music career and performed across the country, opening shows for established UK hip-hop artists, notably international superstar Tinchy Stryder, receiving regular airplay and increasing attention.  

Once back in his homeland of Barbados ViZion founded the street brand and Indie label Authentic Revolution Inc. and began work on his first studio album Dream or Die. His 1st radio single Hustle Hard, received massive airplay in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean. As the year progressed, ViZion released two more singles and music videos. By the end of 2011, he was receiving steady rotation on every mainstream radio station in Barbados and across others in the Caribbean, UK and USA.

This grassroots movement caught the attention of producers in the USA and ViZion was flown to Atlanta, Georgia where he performed at a number of clubs and events, in the process winning an award for his energetic performance at ABEX (Atlanta Business Entertainment Exchange). That year also saw the music video for The Beach House, the 3rd single off his debut album Dream or Die, reach #1 on Tempo TV Top 10 Cross Caribbean Countdown, staying there until it was retired. 

In late 2012 ViZion moved to New York City to release his first mixtape #SolAR and in so doing gain exposure in the US market. After performing at Webster Hall and a number of smaller venues in Soho, ViZion caught the attention of persons in the entertainment industry. With the help of these new team members, ViZion was granted a US work visa and started writing, recording and filming music videos in Manhattan.

His achievements were once again acknowledged in Barbados when he was nominated for a second time at the prestigious Barbados Music Awards (BMAs). This time the nomination was for his urban music and in recognition of his growing international appeal. ViZion went on to win the 2012 award for Hip Hop Artist of the Year. He was again nominated for the same award in 2013. 

Currently residing in the USA ViZion is focusing his efforts on his first international EP album. 

Lyrics

Deja Vu

Written By: Oliver Gale

Intro (ViZion): 
(Singing ad libs)

Verse 1 (ViZion):
Same old games, looking in my phone, it's the same old names 
I've been going hard just like cold paint 
Trying to keep it closed to these hoes, cause I know 
That I fuck and duck 'em, and change clothes, stone cold 
Yea I roll, blow o's 
I get high no joke and we fly, no coach 
In the sky I float, but my flight's solo 
Then you came on through
In a summer haze, like better days do 
I approached you, and you brushed me off 
But I loved that shit, cause you played your cards 
So I played it cool 
Let dudes make moves while I chilled with my crew 
Got faded too 
'Til you came back through, like deja vu 

Hook (ViZion):
It came in like a wave 
Same way went away
One night, me and you
Memories in the nude
It came in like a rush 
Every time we touched
Underneath the moon
Now it's gone, like deja vu

Verse 2 (ViZion):
No clothes, yea I love to see it when you stop and pose
Like a private show
Get up on this pole in my sunset home 
We'll be up all night till the cocks come crow 
And I hold you close 
And I love you slow 'til you tell me go
Then I'm in that zone 
Getting all up in it, have you hitting high notes
It's funny how we fit, like a puzzle piece
Underneath these sheets, it's so easy to believe 
Nothing is forever though, or so they preach 
You'll be gone in the morning, yea, life's a beach 
But I live by the sea
So if you waan' go dipping under stars, I'm willing
I don't do this with these women, but girl I swear that you're different
You're magnificent

Hook (ViZion):
It came in like a wave 
Same way went away
One night, me and you
Memories in the nude
It came in like a rush 
Every time we touched
Underneath the moon
Now it's gone, like deja vu

Bridge (ViZion):
Girl you know, I've gotta go 
Yea you know, tomorrow I'll be gone
And the sun is coming up 
But in the sky, these stars shine on 
Let it go, and let it show  
Yea I know, this feeling is not wrong  
And the sun, is coming up
And memories live on  

Hook (ViZion):
It came in like a wave 
Same way went away
One night, me and you
Memories in the nude
It came in like a rush 
Every time we touched
Underneath the moon
Now it's gone, like deja vu

The Beach House

Written By: Oliver Gale


Verse 1:
tight jeans and white tees, she rock those
hot heels on her feet, like she's on a stove
just hit my dealer for some trees, so I gotta smoke
yea I'm ready for this week, picture me and see me roll
waking and baking, I meditate
herbs for the nerves so you know I gotta medicate
call them hors d'oeuvres, I'm cooking up a hell a' plate
shes say she love it, Michelin should give me star ratings
cause I'm doing great things
when I'm top of her no stopping her legs shaking
no it's not a race, 'cause she can win, again and again
I'm living life in the moment, never knowing when it ends

Chorus:
laugh, we smoke, we fly
joke, we kiss, we cry
It's just her and I
at the beach house on the weekend
fight, we're breaking up
at night we're making love
I just cant get enough
at the beach house on the weekend

Verse 2:
surf's up, big waves all day
morning session, all blue around me like I'm on a plane
she's on the beach in Victoria Secret, rocking shades
top down, like a Lamborghini, hot as flames
east coast, all alone
hold her close, keep her warm
never let go, wanna overdose
when I'm all up in her, it's just us and then the stars below
memories I'm taking with me, through my music
I'm photographing the moment so I don't lose it
if I could take her on the jet, then I'd do it
but I gotta go, gotta go my life's a movement

Chorus:
laugh, we smoke, we fly
joke, we kiss, we cry
It's just her and I
at the beach house on the weekend
fight, we're breaking up
at night we're making love
I just cant get enough
at the beach house on the weekend

Bridge:
holding her, loving the moment
sun setting over the coast and
even if I wasn't high
I'd still be zoning and floating
chilling and kicking it, jonesing
legitimitely, my girl is rolling
and she'll be coming around
even when I'm over the oceans

Chorus:
laugh, we smoke, we fly
joke, we kiss, we cry
It's just her and I
at the beach house on the weekend
fight, we're breaking up
at night we're making love
I just cant get enough
at the beach house on the weekend

Discography

Single: Girl I Need You (Radio, Streaming, TV) 2007
Single: What They Say (Radio, Streaming) 2008
Single: The Beach House (Radio, Streaming, TV) 2011
Single: Hustle Hard (Single, Radio, Streaming) 2011
Single: Gone (Single, Radio, Streaming, TV) 2012
Single: This Plane ft. MaRVaY (Single, Radio, Streaming) 2012
Single: All My Dreams ft. MaRVaY (Single, Radio, Streaming) 2012

Album: Dream or Die 2011
1. Take Off
2. The Beach House
3. Girl I Need You
4. Higrade
5. Never Let Them
6. Hustle Hard
7. 16 Missed Calls
8. Gone
9. Over This Line
10. Let's Get Love Tonight
11. High
12. The Good Life
13. This Plane
14. Dream or Die
15. Better Off

Mixtape: #SolAR 2012
1. Island Hideaway feat. GQ
2. The Breakdown
3. Ziploc, Good Grade
4. Clique feat. Teff & GQ
5. Living Life
6. Crystal Blue feat. Malissa Alanna
7. Deja Vu
8. Blessed Up
9. She Go feat. Teff
10. World Is Ours feat. J.Life
11. All My Dreams feat. MaRVaY

Set List

45min - 1hr Performance:

Hustle Hard
Hold on
Gone
16 missed calls
Island Hideaway
The Breakdown
Living Life
Ziploc, Good Grade
Déjà Vu
Blessed Up
The Beach House
All My Dreams