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Archived: Mr. Killa is King. Grenada Claims Crown with Sheer Authenticity.

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The island of Grenada is in celebration mode today. Mr. Killa, real name Hollice Mapp has claimed the International Soca Monarch crown in Trinidad and Tobago, something never before accomplished by a non national of the Carnival Mecca. He’s now got the bragging rights! The entertainer, who hails from Guave, Grenada, has been touting his powerful presence throughout T&T’s carnival season, showing the world how, no matter what, it pays to be true to self.

The spice isle of Grenada is quaint by all accord. Spice Mas maintains an authenticity in its style, maybe beyond the comprehension of the Western world and its adaptations, which include Trinidad and Tobago. Humble and authentic, Grenada’s vibe is pure, and it is something that is certainly felt in its cultural delivery. Its Jab, a pretty plane Mas effort, which consists of tar covered bodies and makeshift Mas depictions that could be as simple as a baby carriage being pushed, or as extreme as a coffin being carried atop shoulders in the middle of the mayhem, leaves many in awe, every time. With that same authentic energy, Hollice Mapp, Grenada’s Cultural Ambassador, took over Trinidad and Tobago and claimed his honor on Friday night.

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Newspaper Report Misleading. Mr. Killa Will Not Perform at International Soca Monarch In Trinidad.

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Despite reports yesterday that Trinidad and Tobago’s crowned 2019 International Soca Monarch King, Grenada’s Mr. Killa would be performing at the competition next week Friday, there is word today that this is totally untrue.

The artist whose real name is Hollice Mapp, officially withdrew from the competition last week, citing several issues that were left untreated by the organizing committee at ISM. To date, Ebuzztt understands that both parties have met, however sources close to Mr. Killa told us that the artist has no intention of performing at the competition.

On Thursday, the Newsday newspaper in Trinidad and Tobago, reported that the artist would in fact be performing. The Caribbean Prestige Foundation and ISM have since issued the following statement:

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Grenada Stands Firm with Mr. Killa. TalkShow Hosts on the Island, Weigh In.

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The news of Grenada’s Mr. Killa’s withdrawal from defending his title in this year’s International Soca Monarch competition has led to some fiery online debate on the matter of Trinidad and Tobago’s support of other Caribbean islands’ involvement in Carnival. Some social media critics and commentators from the Spice Isle have outright stated that there has been no support or promotion of the Grenadian artiste heading into the competition.

This morning, in Grenada, talkshow hosts on Power 95.1FM weighed in on the hot topic, going as far as to include Machel Montano in their banter, arguing that had Montano been the defending champion, complementaries would have been sent to Montano’s team with hopes of his attendance.

Here’s a look at the video clip of the on air discussion. Feel free to chime in on the issue and let us know how you feel about this situation in our comments section below.

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