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Don’t Sleep on Lyrikal. ‘Rukshun’ Is A Monster and The Artist’s Coming Hard.

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The players are lining up. There’s no fear, no holding back. Already, Lyrikal has touched down in Trinidad and Tobago ahead of T&T Carnival 2020 and he’s come prepared to give carnival lovers exactly what they want. Several tracks in the bag already, the Brooklyn based soca star is preparing for one of his best seasons yet, and he’s only just beginning. 

Lyrikal is undeniably one of the most consistent soca artistes.

With one of the biggest songs heading into Carnival 2020, Lyrikal is marked for success next year. ‘Rukshun’, a track written by the artist himself, rides high on the Darkseid Riddim, produced by Wetty Beatz The track’s been on consistent rotation since October, alongside that of St. Vincent’s Problem Child. His answer to ‘Rukshun’, a track called, “Nasty Up’, has also created massive hysteria on the global fete circuit. No matter the competition faced though, Devon ‘Lyrikal’ Martin is not one to be focused on what anyone else is doing. “I just want to give the people music they can fete to. That’s always my focus. When I see that materialize, I win and my win is an internal one,” he said. 

Altogether seven new songs already released, the artiste, who’s impressive catalogue of hits include, ‘Loner’, ‘Conquer Meh’ and ’25-8’, has made no promises when it comes to possibly releasing more music. “We’re looking at things for now. So far, even with the season in its embryonic stage, there’s already a lot of music on rotation. It’s senseless to saturate the market in one season so unless it’s absolutely necessary, my team’s happy with what’s bubbling so far,” he said. 

The past year has been a whirlwind experience for him. Like several of his cohorts in the business, Lyrikal’s been constantly traveling. His style of music, loved and appreciated by thousands, if not millions worldwide, affords him the opportunity to discover new destinations quite often. “I give thanks to all the promoters and fans of Soca who request my presence at their events. It’s always an honor to perform for the people,” he said. Most recently, he performed in Martinique, and before that, Lyrikal was a main player on the Uber Soca Cruise- having become somewhat of a staple to that blockbuster post Miami Carnival event. 

Ready and amped up to go, Lyrikal’sstage show in Carnival 2020 will include hits like ‘Rukshun’, ‘Do Like That’, his groovy single, ‘Promise’ – a double up with Nadia Batson, and his other big Carnival crowd pleasers.

For more on Lyrikal and what he’s up to daily, follow him on Instagram @iamlyrikalace and on Facebook @Lyrikal. 

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‘I Am Legend’ Concert Postponed as COVID-19 Fears Increase.

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The COVID-19 virus, a matter of immeasurable concern, globally, at this time, ‘I Am Legend’ concert franchise owner Glenroy Watson has postponed this year’s highly anticipated reggae showcase in Trinidad and Tobago, to a date to be announced. “The world as we know it has the potential to change in light of this pandemic and this isn’t something to be taken lightly. We’ve been closely monitoring developments on this issue since February and now it’s time to act,” said the businessman.   

‘I Am Legend’ has hosted reggae sensation, Buju Banton over the years. The event reconnected fans in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana with the Jamaican entertainer in 2019, 10 years after his last appearance in T&T when he appeared at ‘I Am Legend’, and just four months after his release from US prison. Reviews following both events last year, were very good. “We cannot afford to simply ignore this issue. People are losing their lives and our event is one that caters to a broad demographic of people, many of whom would be between the ages of 40 and 65. That’s the power of good, reggae music. It has the ability to bring out both the young and the young and heart,” said Watson. He says because of this reality, the risk factors surrounding hosting ‘I Am Legend’ on its usual Easter weekend calendar date, are high and certainly a risk he isn’t willing to take. 

The I Am Legend promotional franchise has maintained its appreciation for positive reggae music, Watson consistently advocating for the promotion of sound musical influences for the benefit of both the youth and the mature entertainment seekers. “Rest assured that when the I Am Legend’ concert date is announced and our lineup of artistes are revealed when all cause for concern is settled, the show will be nothing short of spectacular. For now, the safety and health of everyone out there, is our primary concern,” said Watson.   

For updates on the I Am Legend concert, patrons are reminded that they should follow High Frequency Entertainment on Instagram and Facebook. 

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No Playing. One Voice Keeps Pushing Post Carnival 2020 in T&T.

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Less than a week after Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival had ended, one US based artiste began thinking and working on the prospects for 2021. One Voice, an entertainer with a heart of gold, says no matter the challenges faced in the business, his love for Soca music keeps him focused on the prize and he knows he will conquer what many may see as far-fetched.

One Voice remains committed to Soca.

It’s never been easy to break through in the Soca arena. For years, the prominent names attached to the genre have remained relatively intact, unchanging, despite the introduction of a few new contributors to the spirit of the sound. Many argue that this is the reason the new ‘Zesser’ movement has enthralled the youths in downtrodden communities in Trinidad and Tobago. It’s been said that many of the artistes who make up that movement were once knocking on the doors of the Soca industry, to no avail. Now, they’ve created an emulated dancehall sound that is breaking barriers, even in Jamaica.

One Voice says despite many years of knocking and little major penetration on the mainstream circuit, he remains committed to the Caribbean Soca vibe. “There’s nothing like Soca music and there’s nothing else I’d want to be a part of. I believe Soca music is growing every year, and reaching people in parts around the globe, more than it ever has. That’s something to celebrate,” he said, adding that he has no issue with the fusion of Soca with other genres, saying blending the sounds could only make it better. “There’s something to be said about sharing our gifts with the world. Soca music is our gift to be shared. I see what I contribute as a part of me that I’d like people from everywhere to enjoy. I don’t do any of this to compete with anyone. I basically see my efforts as a contributing factor towards the growth of the genre,” he said.

This past Carnival, One Voice who is based in Brooklyn New York, delivered two Soca tracks- ‘True Feter’ and ‘Trust’. He traveled to the country in early January, promoting his music across the urban airwaves and via other traditional media, and while his efforts may not have effectively positioned him at the top of the pack this season, he remains focused and patient. “When it’s my time to shine, I know I will. I’m dedicated to my craft and I will continue to push hard the only way I know how- by delivering good music consistently,” he said.

For more on OneVoice, and what he brings to the table, check out his Instagram profile @onevizzy.

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