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DJ’s Being Paid for Play? Comedian and Radio Personality POWERFULLY States Her Claim.

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Rachel Price is never to be toyed with. She’s a tough one when it comes to the business of entertainment in the Caribbean and while her words can be as stinging as her comedic expressions when she hits the stage, the proclaimed Queen of Caribbean comedy is often fearless when she has the proof to back her words. This morning, on the airwaves of urban frequency, RED 96.7FM, Price excitedly pounced on the topic of the Road March contenders and the race to the finish, suggesting that a competing frequency has been pushing its own agenda in playing Machel Montano’s music more than the music of the other competing artistes, and even going as far as to suggest that DJs at many radio stations were enjoying payment for airplay.

Patrice Roberts’ “Sweet For Days” has been a refrain for weeks. PHOTO CREDIT: Jermaine Cruickshank 

Calling for the people on the ground to be given the opportunity to decide on the Road March, Price said while she had no problem with the music receiving widespread rotation, she was bothered by the unfairness of the present situation. She noted that on the weekend when Montano’s song was released, the radio in her vehicle had been on the competing frequency, where for an extended period of time between driving to complete various errands, she had heard the song unceasingly wheeled and played.

Many are now taking to social media with their views following the weekend explosion of Machel Montano and Superblue’s “Soca Kingdom.” Many are in agreement with Price’s sentiments while others argue that Machel has the recipe for the Road March. It was also suggested this morning that the population had been brainwashed, a term that has been used to describe the Machel madness, for years.

Iwer George’s “Savannah” has suddenly been pushed back it would seem, with Montano’s weekend release. PHOTO CREDIT: Jermaine Cruickshank 

Iwer George, Patrice Roberts, Ricardo Drue and some say, Shurwayne Winchester all have tunes that are deserving of equal airplay for a chance at the coveted Road March – the song that is most played for masqueraders to cross the various judging points, on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. No airplay or little airplay would obviously equate to less than thunderous reception from the masses at fetes. When that is experienced, DJs then cast  the songs that receive little reaction to the back of the pack. FAIR OR NOT? You tell us.

Montano meanwhile, is preparing for his Machel Monday concert event he has aptly coined, “Soca Kingdom”. That takes place on February 5th with tickets being sold for $300, $600 and $1200 for General, VIP and Platinum All Inclusive, respectively. He performs at Army Fete on February 2nd at the Queen’s Park Savannah where as we understand it, every Road March contender will have the chance to show the crowd the strength of their contender prior to the Road March race.


 Ricardo Drue’s Intensity is certainly a Road March contender but airplay has been minimal. 

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  1. Patricia Jeromey

    23rd January 2018 at 12:08 am

    So many songs and artiste are being stifled because of the “big guns”. This is simply causing a slow but sure death of the art form. I particularly like Trisha Hamilton’s contribution especially this year, it has speed hype energy and everything for the making of a huge hit and even road March contender however as Rachel Price so eloquenly said the radio stations and DJ’s not playing fair “I paraphrased” so time to stop the SOCA Mafia.

  2. Patricia Jeromey

    23rd January 2018 at 12:20 am

    Sorry I forgot to mention in my previous comment, Trisha Hamilton’s song is entitled “READY” don’t take my word for it check it out yourselves. Give the music a fighting chance stop the favoritism.
    https://youtu.be/EyX71nlbhK4

  3. Anthony

    23rd January 2018 at 6:35 am

    While I agree with the comments, why does she speak about the clear Radio Mafia,where if you ain’t a big artist,radio djs extort money from you to get your music to be played.if you want to hear your music on d radio you have to leave a lil something. You cent just look at one side ,you have to look at a situation holistically.also there are so many other radio stations now,one radio station playing his music will decide the road March,really????

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Barbados’ Rihanna Does 30 Right! Makes Huge Business Move Like Only She Would!

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Rihanna’s 30th birthday celebration included a big business move that could see the Barbados born Beaty rack up that dough, even while partying like the rockstar she is. Yesterday, even while celebrating the commencement of her “dirty thirties”, the Fenty brand creator released a new limited edition Fenty Beauty product- the Trophy Wife Highlighter. The super pigmented, metallic gold cream-to-powder was an instant hit when the brand debuted back in September 2017, according to Elle.com.

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife highlighter is available in a limited edition online.

The “Work” singer was certainly celebrated yesterday. A number of top tier celebs offered birthday shouts to Rih, among them ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown and DJ Khaled. Rihanna was pretty modest in her approach to the big 30th celebration however, posting via Instagram, an incredible “thank you” to her mother for her role in her life.

“10958 days ago @monica_fenty became a mother for the first time to her only daughter!” the singer wrote. “Today is just as much your birthday as it is mine! I love you mom!”

She also made sure to show her appreciation for the hard work and sacrifices that go into being a mom, writing, “Thank you for carrying me, birthing me, raising me, supporting me, teaching me, and loving me unconditionally! The woman I am today is because of everything that you are!”

“I thank God for perfectly hand picking you to be my mother when He sent my spirit to you! You are the greatest! Thank you!” 

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The Fenty Beauty Killawatt: Dirty Thirty highlighter ($34) now comes in a gold box that reads “Dirty Thirty” and the product pan is engraved with “XXX.” Currently, it’s only available on Fenty Beauty’s website.

 

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It’s the weekend after a pretty short but jam packed Carnival 2018 season in Trinidad and Tobago and guess what!? We think you’ve got PCD … need it spelt out? POST CARNIVAL DEPRESSION. 

Got these symptoms?

  1. Still in a state of disbelief.
  2. You keep watching your carnival pics.
  3. You keep posting your carnival pics to IG
  4. You’re waiting by the phone for someone to call you for some kind of post carnival pump.
  5. You’re aggravated about work.
  6. You went to the gym on Ash Wednesday like Fay Ann Lyons.
  7. You’re browsing carnival packages for Jamaica Carnival and even though it’s all the way in November, the Uber Soca Cruise…
  8. You’re upset you didn’t go to the last lap in Tobago this weekend.

If you have any three of these symptoms, consider yourself diagnosed with Post Carnival Depression. We can help!

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