"Freedom" | J Prince

OK, hold on to your seats with this one because I still don't see how this Island Pop movement fits into the carnival scene. This music has its place but I still don't feel this is Carnival music. This style of music is for the club scene and since it is early in the game for this genre I don't see Trinis parading on the streets of Port-of-Spain to a song like Freedom.

This one is on what they call the Hybrid Riddim. That is a fitting name for the Riddim because this style is a fusion of Techno and Soca and will take some time to fit into the Carnival scene. Indeed it will be loved by Trinis outside of the carnival season; I have a good feeling that this is an after the carnival type of song. Now that is a good thing because our love for Soca and Calypso is still suspect.

Now a little about the song. The delivery of the vocals is good and the lyrics don't involve wining or jamming on a bumper. I have to applaud the lyricist for these clean and meaningful lyrics. I tend to think that this is an effort to reach out to some of the youth with clean lyrics that can still hit the sweet spot musically. I approve of the song and hope that it gets the airplay it deserves.

However, as far as the Carnival is concerned... this song will fail miserably. That is not because it is not good but because of the lyrics and because Island Pop is not yet Carnival music!

Some Production Notes:
This is a production of 'Flowmasters Records'; the track was Mixed by JLabPro with background vocals by Nehilet Blackman. The Island Pop music trend that this song carries the torch for came from Madmen Producers out of Trinidad.

Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). Lend me your ears... Enjoy!

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Freedom - J Prince

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