Along with the launch of Barbee Cosmetics and her latest lipstick color, Blue Dream, voluptuous Jamaican singer Barbee premieres her single “Whoa.”
New York notables in attendance at the lip color launch party included Steve Raze of AllHipHop.com, political pundit John Burnett, DJ Self and Mariahlynn, both of Love and Hip Hop NY partied side by side with the Jamaican Pop Princess. The paparazzi fired away as she promoted her flashy lip color and style.
Barbee keeps her island roots intact on the song, which samples Dancehall DJ Sister Nancy’s 1982 hit “Bam Bam” thanks to fellow islanders mega producers Rock City.
Barbee was born Faith J. Eselebor in New York City. At age 16, Barbee was as a member of a girl group called “Best Kept Secret”. The group opened for acts such as rappers Jadakiss, Cameron and others. However, due to circumstances, the group broke up. It was time to go solo and she did so in a spectacular way by recording her first single “Missing you” with Jamaican artist Junior Kelly.
In 2007 (the same year she released her first single) the young artist also worked with the king of the dancehall “Beenie Man”, being featured on the Revenge Riddim and in the video of Beenie Man’s hit single “Give It Up.”
The success of the single with Beenie Man opened the international market to Barbee, and she grabbed it with both hands. After that, she recorded “Paddy Cake” (featuring Beenie Man), “Diva in My Sneakers” and “Light Some Candles tonight,” and “Love You Anyway.”