Game Changaz show greatness in Guinness clash
The first night of the Guinness Sounds of Greatness (GSOG) sound clash competition kicked off last Friday at the waterfront in downtown Kingston. Resident judges Richie Feelings and NotNice did not mince words in their critiques. Neither did guest judge Beenie Man, who demanded that the sounds deliver big hits within the rules of the competition.
The competition was split into three rounds: a 10-minute juggling round, a five-song '90s dancehall-themed challenge, and the notorious 'dub-fi-dub' round. Two sounds are eliminated after each round.
On the night, the competing sounds were Notorious International, Platinum Vibes, Game Changaz, Nexxt Level, Wall Street and returning competitor Shadrock International.
Shadrock, however, was disqualified for playing a lewd song. Later on, Notorious International and Game Changaz advanced to the dub-fi-dub round, with the crowd rallying behind the Japanese sensation Bad Gyal Marie of Notorious International throughout the first two rounds.
However, it was the newly established Game Changaz who showed their mettle with each dub, winning that round.
Game Changaz was the youngest sound in the Guinness clash, being formed only six months ago. After winning on the night, they will join four other finalists to fight for the title later this year.
The competition continues its journey across the island, heading to Alexandria Market in St Ann on June 2, where six more sounds will face off .
Guinness Sounds of Great is hosted by dancehall icon Bounty Killer.