Veteran Selector “Ricky Trooper” Diss Up Iris & Chin And Express His Frustration With The Direction Of SoundClash!!
This message is from Ricky Trooper…. Blessed day my fans, some man a ride with me saying I am retiring from the sound system and clash scene. Well naw nothing more to prove to no one and i was bored with the direction i saw the business going. But i see i am the only person in this sound business who can stand up to a certain tyrant and dictator who feel like he is the originator of this sound business and who feel to himself that he is god gift to this culture that they born come see going on for years. This post is to let that person and his organization know today that i will not be going nowhere soon and they can do all they can to try belittle me but i will be here advocating for this culture that was originated in Jamaica.
This is not a hobby or a part time job for me cause i have never done a 9-5 job before in all my life and no disrespect to all the hard working people who hold down a job and own a sound system or your a dub collector but this is to let you know that playing music has been my life long job for over 40 years. I have been there from one turntable to to this new computer age and still contributing to the development of this culture and the bringing of new talent to the forefront of our reggae music. NOBODY owns the sound system culture so me or no other man should feel that they can dictate how this should be or who should run it.
Our music was never ever govern by any rules, It is a freedom of speech movement and a cry of the poor. I am no saint because i have done certain clashes with rules and etc but it was just to help preserve the culture of sound clash. As a icon you have to clash with the younger sounds to help mould them in the right way to fully understand that screaming and cussing on a mic is not the only way to express this sound clash craft love by millions of people world wide.
“As long as life is in my body i will never let those people control this culture”
If you talk the truth about some people and there agenda to control and run this sound clash scene you are targeted as the enemy whose days have passed and your washed up and done etc. My gift was given to me from god and no man can stop or limit the gift of god. The clash scene maybe is not what it used to be but it’s not dead and all my fellow sound system lovers all we need to do is take it back to the roots to one on one clashes without all the rules and mc etc but most of all make sure all the dances are recorded so it can be promoted all over the world to the people who love and respect this culture.
The clash destiny is in the hands of us all so stop tear it down and the people who love it on social media etc. Why are the same sound men fighting against each other and still a voice dubs etc for what to have them and not playing out or making any money? Love or hate me i know every one in the sound culture today has taken something from me and i have also taken from people who was before me to keep this culture moving.
As a icon i call on all sound system owners, Dub collectors, Dj’s put the music first and all the ego etc aside cause i know we all love the sound system culture. One man agenda is to dictate this culture but i will not let no man have no powers over me in this culture they come and see me doing years before they ever knew they could venture in this business.
Music is free for any one but there are certain principles and lines that never should be crossed. As long as life is in my body i will never let those people control this culture. I will fight them with the last breath in my body because it is like me alone see what they are up to with there selfish greed. That man is not looking out for nobody else sound only the sound he manage and he has burned his bridges with some of the greatest sound who made him who he his today. That man is not important to me so people he is a wrap. They have stopped my radio show on there site also just because i have spoken the truth about him being a culture vulture.
I am saying to all of you sound men today open your eyes because this man greed is to kill our culture for his benefit only. He has pirated the World Clash name, He wormed his way on Jam Rock Cruise, Sumfest and watch and see if his next move is not the Red Bull clash. When he reach there with his sound he manages he his done with the original clash culture. I am not blind to all there motives over the years and because i talk they always fight and try undermine me.
If you read this post hope you see where all this is going if your not conceited and ignorant against the truth. Is any sound getting famous nowadays? Are they getting worldwide recognition after all there clashing and playing? No but no one is saying why has the business become stagnant. The reason is the not coming together as sound men and stop feeling your better than a next man that’s why i always clash with the young sound to give them a avenue to get famous. Do that Chin guy give any sound a clash with the sound he manages if he is not the promoter of the clash? So bash me and say i am talking crap about talking the truth. Longest liver see most my granny use to say. Just run this post thru your head and look into the facts my people.
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