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Swappi Deserved to Win. Artiste Breaks Down. Here’s Why!

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He cried tears, broke down like we’d never seen him, in the aftermath of a phenomenal carnival 2019 season that even resulted in a major Carnival title- the Groovy Soca Monarch crown. Marvin Davis grew up in the Sea Lots community. He’s the perfect example of rags to riches. Swappi’s also testimony that anyone who believes, can achieve. In the aftermath of Carnival 2019, Swappi quietly reflected in a chat with Ebuzztt, tearing up over the fact that he had almost given up.

Swappi recalls a trying few years, prior to 2019.

“I’m kind of emotional right now, because I actually didn’t see this coming,” he said to us. He had been at home, laid back, after securing the win on Fantastic Friday. Swappi could not contain his emotions. He admitted that he’d been extremely frustrated prior to 2019. “I’m laying here and thinking of how frustrating and confusing it was for me last year and the year before that and the year before that. I remember going to the grocery and picking up stuff, putting it in my trolley, and getting to the cash register and having to put it all back because all I had was $20,” he said with a level of humility and sadness that could not be faked. Swappi sighed emotionally at the memory, adding, “It was really challenging, very challenging to know that this is all that I do, music…. I just want to thank all the DJs, promoters, program directors, everyone, for giving me a second chance,” he said. He expressed gratitude to all who had played a part this past Carnival season, in essentially allowing him to see the light at the end of a very dark tunnel.

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Youths Spiraling Out of Control in Trinidad and Tobago. RKG Stands Up.

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As the crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago continues to leave many on the twin island with a bitter taste in their mouths, another local artiste has stood up in protest, using his platform to draw attention to the problem. RKG’s new single, ‘Flatline’ comes on the heels of a recently released track by Gospel singer, Jaron Nurse, that deals with the same issue of crime.

Drug abuse and gang warfare are plaguing the country. RKG says he had been in studio, prepared to lay the vocals for another ladies anthem when something struck him. “I suddenly felt like I needed to contribute something positive,” he said in a chat with EBUZZTT. The song speaks about a young man who got caught up with guns and was murdered. The second verse speaks about a young woman who got caught up with a gangster. She also died. The track’s message deals with the inevitable consequences that face people who choose negative lifestyles.

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Beenie Man to Hit South Trinidad Stage Tonight.

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Beenie Man is a dancehall legend in these parts. The King of the Dancehall is in Trinidad for what’s expected to be quite a show when he hits the stage at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, South Trinidad later this evening.

Beenie, who recently fathered a baby girl with partner, Krystal Tomlinson, last performed in Trinidad and Tobago at Fully Loaded in May 2017. Months prior, he performed at Machel Monday to an eager crowd of Soca and dancehall music lovers. Beenie Man remains a dancehall heavyweight with timeless dancehall tracks like, “Sim Simma,” “Who Am I”, “Murderer”, “King of the Dancehall” and countless others.

Beenie Man with his new daughter.

For months, the Freedom concert has been advertised in T&T, many eager to be a part of the excitement. The cast of veteran hit makers like Super Cat, Sanchez, Cutty Ranks and Beenie, along with top notch DJs in Trinidad and Tobago, like Dr. Hyde and Howie Tee has enthused many who’ve been yearning for a taste of the Golden years, when, as many argue, music was good!

Gates open at 9pm this evening at the Brian Lara Stadium with the show set to end at 4am. For further info, visit Freedom The Concert on Instagram.

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