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@LinkyFirst3: The Jamaican Soca Artist To Watch!


Carnival season is in full swing here in Jamaica, and the Socaphiles will be wukking up and wining all day and night. One particular song will be given multiple spins, but what many will not know, is that it was done by one of their own…

Words by ShannyDeLioness

Yes you heard me right, we have a full fledged Jamaican Soca Artist! While we’ve had Dancehall/Soca/Calypso collaborations over the years by the likes of Beenie Man,  Konshens, Spice, and of course you all know of the late Legend Byron Lee and his Dragonaires, and the timeless Fab 5 Band, this Artist has taken his talents and determination and became the first to make it to the International Soca Monarch finals! His name is…Linky First!

Born Jason Henriques, Linky First has been blowing up the airwaves in Trinidad & Tobago and the rest of the Caribbean with his hit single, “Rock & Come In” on the Ruffin produced “Liming Riddim” since its release last year. He has since followed up with “Control It”, “X6”, “Doctor”, and “Naked Pon The Road”.

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OLDIES SUNDAY: Calypso Rose – Come Leh We Jam (1977)


Today on Oldies Sunday, we look back at the Calypso Legend, Calypso Rose’sCome Leh We Jam“. Arranged/Produced by Pelham Goddard and Charlie’s Roots, this single was released in 1977 by CLO Records. The single was a part of her “Her Majesty: Calypso Rose” album which was released the same year, and was entered in the 1978 Trinidad Road March Competition. With her signature delivery, she speaks on the Soca music putting her in a wonderful place and prompting her to dance through it all. She also encourages unity in the dance with lyrics like “So leh we jam, jam, jam…“, “Jam together, Jam one another…“.

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NEW VIDEO: @OnstageTV Interviews @JeromyEmpire


JRWhile many 12 year olds are focusing on studies, sports and high school activities, Trinidadian Jeromy Rodriguez is a reigning Junior Soca Monarch, President/Founder of the Anti-Bullying Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Tonight on Onstage he spoke on a few things with Winford Williams. Here he discussed how he came about starting his Anti-Bullying Association and his campaigns in Jamaica and T&T, his music career and his experiences in the Soca Monarch competitions, his inspirations and aspirations for the future. Very good interview here, great to see the youths living their dreams and Jeromy is not only doing that, but helping people along the way. You can find his Facebook page here and his Anti-Bullying Association page here. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

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