Industry supports Bounty's It's Tha Party
Legendary dancehall artiste Bounty Killer, hosted his annual birthday event, 'It's Tha Party' at Sabina Park over the weekend and received strong support from members of the music industry.
The event commenced at after 10 p.m., and even at 4:30 a.m., as THE STAR exited the venue, patrons were still making their way inside.
Selectors ensured that patrons were treated to a variety of musical genres - Alonzo Hawk opting to play old school classics, Sky Juice who adjusted his set and played some contemporary dancehall hits from the likes of Popcaan, Vershon among others, Stone Love took females down memory lane with some pop classics from Tina Turner as well as R&B hits from the likes of Michael Bolton and R. Kelly.
DJ Karim went for hip hop, selecting songs like Nas' Hate Me Now along with a slew of Bounty Killer's crossover hits.
Some of the artistes in attendance also gave THE STAR an insight as it relates to their admiration for the Killer who celebrates his birthday today.
"I couldn't let tonight miss me, it's another celebration, its another year of life, it's another year of being the man that he is, the generous person the philanthropist, the general, the icon. I don't go out too much, but I had to be here because I want him to know how special he is to us instead of waiting until he is home. I grew up on Bounty and growing up I felt I was a female Bounty, because I always wanted to kill people lyrically and I respect his command on stage," Stacious said.
Reggae artiste Kellisa who is rarely seen at dancehall events, also showed her respect to the Grammy award winning icon.
"Bounty is a legendary man and he set the trend for our culture dancehall and reggae. Him teach nuff youth and buss nuff youth, so we have to represent for him same way," she said.
Boom Boom also spoke highly of the man he calls 'general'.
"From 1993 I just heard about Bounty Killer and to see that he has done so much for dancehall, it's a pleasure to stand beside him and celebrate his birthday. Bounty is one of the greatest artistes in the world and the youth always speak highly of him, because he is a good person," he said.
Other notable persons who attended the event included Nikki Z, Skatta Burrell, Fada Pow, Harry Toddler, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Yanique the Curvy Diva, K Queens, Chronixx, Keznamdi, Ikel Marvellous, Flabba Dabba, Dexta Daps, Kevin from Voicemail, Shelly Belly, John Hype, Bishop Escobar among a host of others.