Fully Loaded was indeed the urban after party for Sumfest, only a bit hotter. The event which was held at the Old Coal Wharf, Port Royal was what we would say in Jamaican term “the ting sell off”, that’s right the event was off the hizzle. When we (Klik Ja & myself, Willie Maze) arrived the event was obviously teeming with life as we could feel the intensity of the crowd roaring for their favorite sound systems.
We were just in time to see Kevin Crown (In a Rock star Jeweled Outfit, Mohawk haircut) and the King Crown family (the big sound from New York) at their performance. They raised the roof a little by playing a few international songs for the ladies. They then unleashed dubs, smashing the names of sound systems and made the announcement that Mighty Crown ran, so they had no one to clash with. Shortly after, they finished their set and made their way off the stage
ZJ Bambino from the famous radio station Zip 93 fm took over the microphone. Bambino impersonation of the Japanese disc jocks and other madness he spoke of had the crowd railing in laughter.
He feverishly reminded us that Jamaica gained independence from and I quote “Di Motherland” this time in history; however, he saved himself from this sad history lession by playing “I will be stronger”, Dennis Brown’s “Love & Hate”, Bob Marley’s “One Love” and other oldies but goodies. He shelled down the place with songs by Sizzla Kolongy, I-octane and the list goes on. He played every hit song of the summer including, Kartel’s “Clarks”. He had the crowd dancing for the most part of his segment then he unleashed dub plates botching the heads of other sound systems. When he was through, Ms Kitty made her way to the stage, it seemed as if she was the hypest hosts cause she definitely crawbed up the place with her lyrical onslaught. She called out di careless loose gal dem and some ugly dutty man but it was not all disses as she stated, “big up the big cocky, long pocket men” before she introduced International Guest Artist, Ricky Blaze, to the stage. His Disc Jock, Show Off, mixed multiple tunes that are currently ripping up the place so Drake’s “Over”, DJ Khalid’s “Win” and Bounti Killa’s “Nuh Friend Fish” had the crowd waving their hands to the sky.
Upcoming Artiste, Chi Ching Ching, was called on stage, he unleashed his unique slangs and then re-introduced the Star, Ricky Blaze, who came up and ripped it with the hit song- My queen. He then performed the next joint with a surprise appearance from the artiste, Ding Dong, who came on stage and killed it. Then they stunned us with a dance segment featuring the Ravaz Clavaz dancers. They taught Ricky Blaze a few dance moves, which captivated our attention. Ricky Blaze then performed one last song, played a dub for his special sound system then exits the stage. The host of the show Ms Kitty and ZJ Bambino then elaborated on who can cook a good meal; she then introduced the next sound system, Vertex, who was prepared to drop some ammunition. As soon as, Vertex sound made their way to the stage they started botching and flicking the heads of the other sound selectors. He rinsed or should I say unleashed dubs from I-octane, Konchens and a few others. He also menacingly stated that the selector “Tony Matterhorn a watch Toni- Ann pussy, Panta a wuk obeah and dem a bow cat plus Rolex fi go play calypso over at igloo”. In addition to that, he smashed the whole place with his Movado dub – “everything a gudung in a hole.”
At 4:15am and after Vertex was through with their song selection, it was time for Panta sound system to show their skills. As soon as Panta came on stage they showed the crowd how creative they were. I cannot even recall if they had to play a dub plate. Song selections such as Steven & Mavado “cant tek wi life”, Steven “nah friend again” and Vybz Kartel & Steven- “be careful”, had them holding their grounds in the sound clash fraternity.
Now it was time for the final sound to shut down the place and it was none other than the big bad Jazzy T from Renaissance to center stage. Their performance was outstanding as they had the torches flaming, Sharon Burke certainly saved the best for last. Playing hit songs from old to new had the crowd waving their lighters to the sky and when he unleashed Sizzla Kolongy back to back the place erupted. Showing his respect to the Five Star General he played a few old Warlord songs. Hits by Vybz Kartel and Mavado had the crowd singing along in unison. He finished his sets by playing dub plate made for the promoter, Sharon Burke. After Renaissance was out and bad (finished playing), it was time for them to back the few entertainer yet to perform. The first artist on stage was G Whizz. Singing a few harmonies for the crowd he proved himself to be a talented singer. He performed songs like “On and on”, “Jus Life” and a special song for his mother, his performance was fairly remarkable.
Our next artist on stage was the young star, QQ who made the hit song”Stookie”. He had every female’s attention while he whined and performed the song “Gal u wine it steady”. He was also man enough to ask Ms Kitty for a whine, she made sure she announced his age so the officers in attendance knew that he was legal. The crowd was overly entertained to watch him whine har to the ground and he managed her size nicely. He then performed his last song as he exited the stage.
The next artist on stage was Lord Evil, more popularly known as, Aidonia. The dangerous sound from his intro had the crowd alerted to see a hot head artist stepping up on the stage. Performing the song “gun a buss gun a buss” as he entered the stage, he had the entire crowd shooting the sky. The crowd was pleased to hear some gangsta lyrics as he delivered them one after the other chilling us to the core. He then called up Steven from the Big Ship family. The Genius came up performing his hit song “Nah Friend Again”, with Aidonia; special emphasis was placed on the line “wi nuh seh sorry when wi step up pon people Clarks” at which time, we could hear Aidonia’s laugh and shot dem chuckle as they swayed to the beat. They gave the crowd a stellar performance. Aidonia then paid respect to the Five Star General Bounti Killa, as he handed over the mic saying “see it ya mi general, see it ya mi daddy”.
We can’t find words to express what took place after, as history was made yet again as Bounti called Beenie to the Stage. It was a pleasure to witness two living legend share a stage after more than a decade of feuding on and off stage.
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