in the St. William Grant Park in South was an inspiring
addition to Jamaica's 50th Year of Independence
celebrations. The free concert which was sponsored by
Lime and CB Chicken and organized by the Kingston and
St. Andrew Corporation in association with the Jamaica
Vendors and Higglers' Association was the final event
of the Downtown Sizzling Summer Savings event which
consisted of three days of shopping and entertainment
held in Downtown Kingston.
Under the clear blue evening sky and in the sparkling
clean city park which smelled sweetly of numerous
flowers the crowd, full of all walks of life, were
entertained by some of Jamaica's greatest Music Icons.
Ken Booth, Minister Carlene Davis and Elephant Man were
a few of the Icons that performed and entertained the
packed crowd free of cost.
songbird, who showed that she was not just a singer but
that she could, also, hold her own as a Mc. Her co-MC
for the night was Dj Bambino, who, also, gave a
wonderful performance. The night also showcased Spice,
Ninja Man, Tanto Blacks, Demarco, Tidal, Nazzle Man,
Omari and Prodigal Son.
leading, by far, the Guinness Greatest Dancehall Icons
of All Time Contest presently being held, Mr. Rodney
Price, otherwise known as Bounty Killer.
Spice, who gave the best tribute of the night, to me,
to Mr. Price, said she felt too feminine in her
colorful top, black tights and long fabulous blonde wig
and then proceeded to remove her wig revealing her own
black hair braided back in true Bounty Killer fashion
and then she, also, took off her pretty flowery blouse
and revealed a tight black tank top. Once done Spice
was truly in Bounty Killer's signature all black every thing
style. She went on to prove that not only could she look
the part but she could also be just as cross, angry and
miserable as the wicked Bounty Killer as she Dj-ed just
as hard as Killer doing one of his greatest hits of all
time, "Look Into My Eyes". Spice finished her tribute
to Bounty Killer with another of his tunes, "Ready For
Them" as she had the crowd eating out of her hand.
even went beyond the call of duty when he called the
fluffiest girl in the crowd to join him on stage. He
then told the young fluffy miss to run across the stage
and jump on him which she did but unfortunately for her
and Eli, he couldn't manage all that fluffiness in the
evening and they both hit the stage. Maybe we will all have
to chip in and send Eli some peanut punch. Okay, guys? Lol.
pretty much where he wanted them as soon as he stepped
on the stage wearing all white, looking well and very
much rested after just being recently released after
three years of incarceration and still facing the
possibility of more prison time. Ninja man gave one of
his first performances in years but he showed that he
clearly has not forgotten how to rock the crowd as he
Dj-ed hit after hit along with his famous song "Border
Clash" for the people. Ninja Man called General B on
stage and they performed a recently produced
collaboration about Ninja Man's past jail time.
Predator then joined them on stage and received huge
applauds for two of his more popular hits. Ninja left
the stage saying he had two more shows to do in country
that night and was gone.
The Man of the Icon night, in more ways then one, then
stepped on stage in his all black attire, looking
mighty Bounty Killer-like with his hair, also, braided
and twisted back. As soon as the crowd spotted him they
greeted him with screams. The General started with his
older hits but proved that they were anything but old
as young and old song along with him. His popular song
"Book" was a hit with the schoolers, who had the Dj on
his best behavior as he stated that would have to tone
down his show a little in consideration of all the
minors in the crowd. The Warlord stated that Dancehall
Music was doing well these days but he has not heard
the "Struggle" in the music for a long time now. Bounty
Killer then asked' "Who is deejaying for them, the
ghetto people?" And he then proceeded to show the
ghetto people that he was still their advocate as he
Dj-ed his latest song about poor people's struggles.
Then it was the ladies' time as BK showed that he can
romance the females just as easily as he can dj "Bad
Man Tunes" as he performed for the ladies, "Good To Go"
and "Wine For The General". The always outspoken
entertainer then stated that he made the song "Wine For
The General" so that every man could find a lady and
have her "wine" for him. The Dj said he was tired of
not seeing couples on the dancefloor and when the men
hear that song it was time for them to find a female
partner. The Icon then did his mega hit "Nuh Fren Fish"
and left the stage as the crowded clapped loudly for
the night's Honored Icon.
brought out the crowds and all the beautiful people.
The former MP James Robertson was in attendance as well
as Mayor Angella Brown-Burke. Ian Telfer, Sharon Burke
and Q-45 were also cooling out backstage. The Lime
girls added some extra spice to the night which went on
without a hitch. The park was so inviting that the
crowd seemed reluctant to go home... but all good
things have to come to an end and the crowd slowly left
the venue. It was really a wonderful concert that was
well received and I am sure will be well remembered.