John-Marc Lucid and Jamaican reggae artiste Fyah Sthar have teamed up for the collaborative effort Judas . The song was produced by Jamaica-based producer Slik Rrymez (Slik 4 Our Music Group).
“My friend was telling me how disturbed he was by a former band member who was disloyal, and he referred to him as Judas. I found it funny but appropriate. We refer to these shady, disloyal “friends” as Judas. The song itself was inspired by a couple of incidents, one of which was a long-time close friend who is also musical partner that crossed me and flexed truly disloyal. So instead of just feeling down 'bout it, I ended up writing my first verse for Judas,” John-Marc told Jamaica Observer.
The San Antonio, Texas-based John-Marc — who describes himself as a singer and a dancehall/reggae artiste — said he met Fyah Sthar at a concert and they decided to work on the Judas collaboration.
“I met Fyah Sthar while he was videotaping an I-Wayne concert. I'm a director/ cinematographer as well. I saw how he performed as an artiste and was intrigued. A few months later, we met again, where both opened a show for Turbulence. So soon after I sent him the tune Judas and asked him to put a verse on it and he liked it,” John-Marc explained.
John-Marc's songs are from personal experiences. His musical style is influenced by reggae, rap, and rhythm and blues.
His other releases include Revolution (with Fantan Mojah), Believe It (featuring Turbulence) and Mamacita.
The journey for him hasn't been an easy one. But with the determination to make an impact musically, he feels success is waiting in the wings.
“I've had some up and some down times, tough times and some real fun times, but overall, it has been therapeutic,” he said.