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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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Cardi B Plans to Wine Like A True Trini. Inhalemee Recruited?

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Cardi B wants to learn that proper Trini wine it seems. The Billboard chart topping rapper who crept to fame when she released her mega hit, ‘Bodak Yellow’ in 2017, seems to be getting ready to kick into high gear again soon, this after giving birth to her daughter, Kulture on July 10th.

Inhalemee excitedly shared her online convo with Cardi B.

Cardi whose parents are Trinidadian and Dominican, has been laying relatively low on the social media scene, in comparison to her pre-motherhood period. In recent social media posts however, the Bronx, NY native has given fans a few glimpses into her life at home. Her most recent social media post however sees some gyrating skills being showed off. Later, she implies the desire to work with popular Caribbean dancer, Denisha Burton who’s best known as ‘Inhalemee’ on the social media circuit. Burton danced with Machel Montano’s on stage troop of dancers during Carnival 2018.

Cardi B, in a conversation with Burton this week said she planned on taking up classes with the ‘winer’ who shows women around the world how to make their waistlines work.

Burton couldn’t have been more excited. Flip the page to see Cardi’s gyration moves. Be sure to tell us if you think she’s got it!

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Why Marie Collette Has Everyone Saying, “Take Meh Money”.

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The vibe of carnival lies in the belly of the masquerader.

There are masqueraders who live for the ‘wine’ and then they’re those who are the embodiment of freedom, wild abandon, bliss and happiness. These are the masqueraders who show the world why being a part of Carnival isn’t an option, it is a requirement. Trinidad and Tobago swimwear and costume designer, Marie Collette has done just that.

In what can only be described as her selfless expression of love for the music and mas, Collette, in her fifth presentation of mas design for YUMA, delivered a jaw dropping stage show of her “ULTRA” costume design for YUMA in 2019. She delivered a seamless portrayal of what every masquerader should essentially strive to be on the road come Carnival Monday and Tuesday, edifying through movement, the masses who’d been looking on, on Sunday night. This was no ‘posey posey’ portrayal- this was a glimpse of the future, a glimpse into Carnival 2019.

Collette has been designing swimwear for a bit. Her passion has transcended into costume design.

Collette has been designing and claiming her space in the Caribbean design landscape for some time. Her killer bathing suits which are sold online at www.mariecollette.com have been enhanced, to say the least, transforming her ‘job’ into a passionate alignment with the ‘Monday wear’ trend that effectively catapulted her to where she is at now.

YUMA will deliver ‘Jukebox’ in 2019, a theme that will include sections like Fever, Wild Thoughts, It’s Carnival, Lemonade, Mi Gente and of course, ULTRA by Marie Collette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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