Fire Links trashes Tony Matterhorn

May 24, 2016
Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer Scenes during the Boom Energy Drink All-Star Sound clash final at Cling Cling Oval, Olympic Way, Kingston 11 on Thursday.
Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer Scenes during the Boom Energy Drink All-Star Sound clash final at Cling Cling Oval, Olympic Way, Kingston 11 on Thursday.
Tony Matterhorn
Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer Scenes during the Boom Energy Drink All-Star Sound clash final at Cling Cling Oval, Olympic Way, Kingston 11 on Thursday.
Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer Scenes during the Boom Energy Drink All-Star Sound clash final at Cling Cling Oval, Olympic Way, Kingston 11 on Thursday.
Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer Scenes during the Boom Energy Drink All-Star Sound clash final at Cling Cling Oval, Olympic Way, Kingston 11 on Thursday.
Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer Scenes during the Boom Energy Drink All-Star Sound clash final at Cling Cling Oval, Olympic Way, Kingston 11 on Thursday.
Anthony Minott/Freelance Photographer Scenes during the Boom Energy Drink All-Star Sound clash final at Cling Cling Oval, Olympic Way, Kingston 11 on Thursday.
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After all rounds in the Boom Energy Drink All-Star Sound clash competition had been completed last Thursday night, iconic selector Fire Links had outclassed Tony Matterhorn in four of the five rounds.

At the beginning of the clash, Di Unit sound operator Tall Man told THE STAR that he would not try to predict an outcome, while selector Boom Boom said he was batting for Tony Matterhorn.

Matterhorn, who lost the coin toss and was sent to juggle first, started relatively weak, even though he played several hard-hitting singles from former friend Bounty Killer. Some of the songs that received favourable responses from the audience included Vershon's Inna Real Life dubplate and Bob Marley's Natural Mystic, among others. The talkative selector didn't look his best, seemingly bothered by the sea of persons who turned out to support Fire Links.

Fire Links, dressed as a pilot, came next. However, before starting his set, the selector had to struggle with the equipment onstage, which had started to malfunction. Being creative, the selector proceeded to deejay original songs, keeping the audience entertained until his machine was fixed.

Fire Links proceeded to inflict some lethal musical blows on Matterhorn by playing dubplates during the juggling round. He went for songs from Junior Gong, Josey Wales and Bounty Killer. However, his customised versions of Don Andre's Tom Cruise and Tanto Blacks' Real Rich effort had patrons bursting into laughter as the lyrics taunted Tony Matterhorn's social media wig-wearing character.

Judges Dean Frazer, Cool Face, Esco, Nigel of Ruff Kutt band, and DJ Smurf all gave the round to Fire Links.

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

Tony Matterhorn started the 45 round also plagued by technical difficulties. However, instead of taking the high road like Fire Links, he decided to lash out against judges and organisers, claiming it was an act of sabotage. He then skipped out of the round, giving it to Fire Links.

As the clash proceeded, Matterhorn seemed more concerned about clashing with the judges rather than with Fire Links claiming that they were cheating. The judges made several attempts to restore calm to the competition, however, Matterhorn was already upset and placed no interest into the remaining rounds.

Fire Links, however, stayed within his game plan, and in the end, he was awarded $1million for his hard work. Notably in the dub-for-dub round, Tony Matterhorn showed a bit of his class by playing dubplates from 50 Cent and MOB Deep, among other rappers. The two selectors are set for a rematch in New York in coming weeks.

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