Magnum winners determined to stay in spotlight
Suspense, the reigning Magnum Queen of Dancehall, is determined that neither she nor the king, Symatic, will disappear from the entertainment scene after the excitement associated with this year's competition subsides.
"Over the years, winners get lost in the system, and this year, we are not going to get lost," Suspense told WESTERN STAR following her debut performance in the western city.
Symatic and Suspense were greeted with huge cheers by attendees when they performed at the Jamaica International Expo in Montego Bay recently.
The two champions said that following the competition, they have maintained the relationships that were formed with other contestants who made the top 10 and have forged a strategic alliance, which already sees them continuing to work as a team and sharing the stage at shows, similar to how they did joint campaigning during the competition.
"Because I was the only person driving then - me and Symatic father Symatic father would take some people and I take some people, and we would go out and campaign together everywhere ... Symatic and me - we work together as a team. We are best friends - me Symatic, Vanzo, De-La-Rymz, Compass, Memzeh - so we are going to take on the industry as a team," Suspense said.
"If Vanzo get show, Vanzo call us; if Symatic get a show, Symatic call us; and if I get a show, I call Symatic, and that is good because I think this is the way we should do it," she added.
Symatic, who hails from St Mary, said that the group of youngsters wanted to bring a new, unified approach to the business of dancehall.
"When we work together, we can build a better future, because nuff people think say wi segregate from one another because of the competition. But, no, all of wi are friends and we support one another, so we just want people see the unity," he said.
Symatic and Suspense were greeted with huge cheers by attendees when they performed at the Jamaica International Expo in Montego Bay, recently.