On August 1st, despite being a tad under the weather, your favourite SUPERMODELROCKSTAR (that’s me lol) performed at Grenada’s prestigious 10 To 10 Fete (thus named because it last from 10:00 pm straight to 10:00 am). Yuh boy had a nice time belting out my hits “Ting 4 D Road” and “Jab Jab Reloaded” (the latter tune sans my MIA bredrin Tallpree), but as much fun as that was, I’d have to say the coolest part of 10 To 10 was getting to watch the best of the best in Grenada mash up the place!
I hadn’t bumped into Naya George and the guys from Invazion band for a minute, so it was good to hang out with them backstage and even better to see dem completely DEMOLISH “De Village” and leave the 10 To 10 crowd in a frenzy, setting the pace for the night’s many hype performances. Ziggy Rankin went on with them and really ripped up the place too. And of course yours truly followed after and had my lil mash up moment as well… *modest grin*
On top of that, it’s rare that I get to see my some of my Greenz (aka Grenada) bredrins “done di place”, let alone getting a chance to see ALL of them on one stage in one night, so even though yours truly was seriously under the weather on the night of August 1st, I stuck around and braved it out to take in some of the finest performers in the Spice Isle.
How fitting is it that another one of Soca’s all time greats happens to celebrate his birthday EXACTLY a week after mine? Yeah – Bunji is a Cancer man too!!! What can I say? We Cancers are just destined for greatness! ;-)
So anyway, earlier on in the day (July 14th) I got a call from my homegirl Nadia Batson, who explained that Garlin himself had called her up and told her to come down to his private Birthnight Bash last night over at Club Ibiza, “and bring Vybe and Alysha and de crew!”
Thanks to the wonderful people at Homebase Entertainment and e360 Promotions in Grenada, I got a chance to visit the Spice Isle for almost exactly 24 hours! It was supposed to be an overnight trip to perform for e360 and Homebase’s launch of the album “Fully Loaded”, on which my track “Jab Jab Reloaded” (featuring Tallpree) is featured, but just after I landed in Greenz, the torrential rains there forced the cancellation of the launch.
Well, when life hands you lemons… you LIME, HAVE A FEW DRINKS AND HIT THE STUDIO!!! Right? LMAO! Well that’s what I did anyway… turned out to be a great 24 hours of fun and fast paced work… just the way I like things ;-)
After Homebase Entertainment CEO Wayne Green picked me up from the studio and explained the cancellation, we set off to hunt for some food for my now-hungry belly. In the course of the search we bumped into none other than my bredrin Mr. Killa!
Pardon me for taking a minute to get to my computer..and post this folks… been busy in the studio lately… plenty new tings on the way – keep your ears peeled! ;-)
In the meantime though, I just wanna say on behalf of myself and my showbiz “family”, The Big Artist Crew, THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who supported us so lovingly during our amazing performance at the Super Concert on Saturday night at Carifesta IX, in the National Stadium (Trinidad)!
You know, sometimes when you spend as much time away from home representin’ your country as I do, you find yourself wondering if the people at home appreciate what you do as much as the fans abroad do when Carnival is over… and at Carifesta the warm reception myself and the crew got certainly proved that there’s NO PLACE LIKE HOME! Gotta send a special shout ot to the Crew…