Rapolla-Miranda recording artist Wejeileh is making waves in the Urban Island / Island Pop music scene. His independently released singles quickly became popular, both on the islands and on several online Top 10 countdowns. His newest song "The Best Heart" now has the backing of Rapolla-Miranda Music Group and is making noise across the Pacfic.
"There was a drought of good Urban Island/Island Pop music, so I [made] my own track [and] it became a hit..."
Wejeilgh (born Adam Caldwell) is originally from the island of Pohnpei. In high school, he taught himself ProTools and spent his free time remixing his favorite reggae songs. But it was while attending the College of Micronesia that his lifelong fascination with music, specifically reggae and R&B, came to life. "There was a drought of good Urban Island/Island Pop music, so I decided to try my hand at making my own track. I [did], then it became a hit on the Island."
"It was such a great feeling to be sitting in class and hear the ringtone of a stranger playing your song."
His self-described "mixture of reggae, Hip-Hop, and island pop" is born of Wejeileh's influences, which include Iyaz, Jr. Rotem, Sean Kingston, Maroon 5, and J Boog. Aspiring to be mentioned in the same phrases as his idols, he has already had a small taste of success. With his songs' popularity taking hold regionally, Wejeileh mused, "It was such a great feeling to be sitting in class and hear the ringtone of a stranger playing your song."
The future looks extremely bright for Wejeileh. In January 2013, Rapolla-Miranda announced him as their latest signed artist. And his song "The One" was recently featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) Pacific Break 2012 radio show. The literal translation of Wejeileh is "throw 'em high," appropriate since his career is clearly upward bound.