American actor, rapper and record producer Nick Cannon is on his first visit to Jamaica, which he says is due to a new project with artiste Kreesha Turner.

Cannon, who was a guest at the Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange, said that while it would be good to sign other local artistes he has to get his “first Jamaican artiste popping” before he decides to sign others.

Turner, a former Wolmer’s High School student, is promoting her music as she tries to tap into the local dancehall industry.

She was recently signed as the first Jamaican artiste to Cannon’s Ncredible Records.

The Rangers, The New Boys and Four Account are among acts signed to the label.

Having listened to some Jamaican music Cannon says he likes Popcaan’s ‘Everything Nice’ and Demarco’s ‘Puppy tail’.

Asked about his relationship with his children’s mother, Mariah Carey, Cannon replied, “it’s family”.

The entertainer noted that for him he’s a father first and he tries to strike a balance between work and family.