By: Miss Mona
|DIVA NIKKI Z|
As a journalist, I see it as my duty to give the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me Jesus, Jah, Jehovah, Mary and Joseph or any other deity that you may want to call out. The show at Amazura on Friday, July 15th was somewhat of a wonderful disappointment. Confused? Keep reading and I'll explain it for you.
The line up consisted of SPRAGGA BENZ, I Octane, Jadakiss, Konshens, Munga, Frisco Kid, Chi Ching Ching, Bascom X, and D' Angel, plus many more backed by the Ruff Kut Band.
So, it's Friday and I am so excited to see everyone perform live at Amazura. My ladies and I go through EXTREME measures to get everything just right for the show. Hair, nails, clothes, shoes, wristbands, all checked, then rechecked, then TRIPLE checked. We are ready to work hard, play harder and just feel the vibe.
|MONA & YE'YE|
We get to the venue around 2am and Amazura is not full at all. I personally don't worry about it because it's no secret that at these Caribbean events, the crowd doesn't begin to trickle into the club until around that time. Once we get backstage, there is only a handful of people back there.
As the night progressed we spotted out artists like New Kingston, Bad Gal Bambi of Red Square, Stein from Alliance, and Kranium who were all pretty pleasant and happy to speak with The Wickedest Time.
|BAD GAL BAMBI & KONSHENS|
Hosted by the one and only, Diva Nikki Z, the show begins around 2:30am starting off with Kranium, Stein and Mr. "What's in my cup stays in my cup...", Richie Loops and they all did great. I definitely saw the audience enjoying their individual performances. I enjoyed Frisco Kid perform songs that I have not heard in a long while. After that was all said and done, I was ready for my KONSHENS and MUNGA!!
|STEIN & MONA|
Konshens came first and the moment I heard his voice I bolted from the backstage to the front. I wanted to see him in all of his glory. He sang crowd favorites like, "Talk 'Bout Me" and "Pretty Devil". What I really liked about Konshens was that after his performance, his camp handed our promotional CD's and photos. I even spotted him on the dancefloor taking pictures with his adoring fans. Thumbs up to Konshens!!
|MONA & MUNGA|
Munga, what can I say about Munga Honourable. I love him!! The man just exudes personality and character. From his performances to taking pictures to interviews, the man got what it takes! And ladies... he smells AMAZING! So great that I even had to comment about it. I know it was a bit unconventional, but so what? Sue me!!
I Octane KILLED the show and laid it to REST!!
He gave everything that he had to make sure he delivered a proper performance. So much that he did an encore.
After word got around that neither SPRAGGA BENZ nor Jadakiss would be performing on the show I knew that I Octane would have to pick up the slack. Being ever the professional, not only did I OCTANE "WOW" his fans during his performance, but as soon as he got off stage he proceeded to do interviews and sing some more for the cameras backstage.
|I OCTANE & MONA|
|I OCTANE & MONA|
I have heard several different reasons why Spragga Benz and Jadakiss did not perform. Beginning with Jadakiss, I heard that the promoters of the event were not paying him his desired wage so he did not perform. So far, I cannot confirm this. However, it does make sense because the turnout of the show was not what was expected.
|MONA & BAD GAL BAMBI|
In the case of Spragga Benz, a very reliable source said that Spragga Benz arrived to the venue in time to perform but was faced with hostility and disrespect by the club's security so he left the venue and returned to his hotel.
Being that neither Spragga Benz nor Jadakiss performed it was a HUGE disappointment to myself and the fans. Especially to those who paid these promoters their hard earned funds to see the phenomenal show that was promised. Spragga Benz is a wonderful performer, I've seen him before and I was looking forward to seeing "Wayne" from the movie 'SHOTTAS' turn up the heat in AMAZURA but I'll just have to save that energy for next time...
As for Bascom X, D'Angel, and Chi Ching Ching...... only the promoters know what happened to them!!
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