Talent is in every nook and cranny in Jamaica and with the right opportunity will emerge to the fore. Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall provides this opportunity.
Hailing from the Gimme-me-bit community of Clarendon, this sing-jay sees himself as a artiste with the determination to win the second season of Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall. For the 23 year old, the reason for entering the competition goes far beyond the money. “I want to talk to the youth, I want to tell them that the way they are behaving is not the right way…at times you see some youth doing something wrong and you have to think twice,” commented the sing-jay. RC feels confident that he will have the chance to talk to the youth on Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall.
Nazine entered the All Together Sing school choir competition on TVJ in 2007 to satisfy the growing passion for music that developed within him from grade 8 at Bog Walk High School. He was however not satisfied and with the encouragement of teachers and peers he decided to enter this year’s competition. His peers said his voice had a melody that was suitable for a music career. While it is different being a sing-jay versus a choir member Nazine believes that every experience for an artiste is a new opportunity to grow. “The experience is different, I savour every moment of it and recognize the great opportunity I have” Says the confident sing-jay.
Question was a Beyonce R&B hit song but Jody Miller penned her own version to ask young persons ‘living on the edge’ how they want to be remembered and what they want for themselves. The sing-jay belts out lines like, “do you wanna be a shaded memory…do you want to be read in a newspaper.” The Hellshire Park resident reveals, “I sing about reality and that is the reality around me”. She continues: “I don’t see myself writing explicit songs but more of uplifting songs”. Jody Miller, who played the violin while in high school, says she feels a connection with Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall because it allows her to express herself and reveal her talent.
Persistence is essential according to Latty. She believes that artistes need to constantly be working on their talent, especially if they want to succeed. It wasn’t strange then that after she missed out on being selected as on of the top candidates from the May Pen audition that Latty Fabulous again auditioned in Portmore; moving one step closer to success. Writing her own songs, Latty Fabulous prides herself on being a song writing machine and one out to create a big effect on Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall. Her friends are also confident that if she does not emerge victor someone must see her and want to work with her.