Just the other day I received a Facebook update that a friend of mine, who has been managing Machel Montano, posted a new music video from the artist.
Who is Machel Montano you ask? If you are a lover of Soca music or come from Trinidad, you know Machel as one of the best Soca artists of all time as his career goes back to the 80s to when he was a child.
If you don’t know who he is, let me tell you, bias aside (some of my family is from Trinidad), that he is an International music star making his way for a USA take-over.
He’s worked with Beenie Man, Wyclef Jean, Shaggy, G-Unit, Busta Rhymes, Diplo and Ariana Grande, to name a few.
He is a Soul Train award winning artist (he beat Sam Smith in the International Performance category!) who can confidently name his new song “On My Way” as it signals all that is still to come.
Not only does he make great Soca music but he is a great performer. One can argue that you must be a combination of both to be considered a great Soca artist.
As a Trini, it’s great to see someone from home doing big things and getting the recognition they are so deserving of.
To all of you in Trinidad enjoying Carnival, enjoy Machel Monday today, take a wine for me and for next year… I’m on MY way!
S/O to my boy, Toronto based (spoken word) artist Mustafa “The Poet” Ahmed who makes a cameo!
This is silly but this video made me think of Pharrell (Neptunes) and NORE’s SuperThug video #Classic!