February 28, 2010
Stacious tops females at Follow Di Arrow, LISA HYPE BOTTLED
Stacious delivered a brilliant performance this morning at Magnum Follow Di Arrow, stealing the female segment of the show. However, it is Lisa Hype who is the focal point of most conversations as fans disect the show as she did the heretofore unthinkable, dissed Bounty Killer in front of a partisan audience. And what's more, she emerged from the experience relatively unscathed.
Tiki started well but overstayed her welcome while Ikaya was quite good, stunning everyone with her poise and onstage delivery.
She hit the stage singing her top ten hit, Good Up, and immediately fire rockets lit the night sky. She introduced her songs well explaining her beef with Macka Diamond, and when she called up Unicorn and they did the controversial
Calling Up Mi Name together, they earned a huge forward. However, her set was marred when Unicorn was roundly booed when he tried to deejay another song dissing Macka Diamond. The crowd was not in the mood for it but Ikaya showed great poise and determination by remaining onstage and completing her set.
Next up was Stacious was arguably gave the best performance among the females. Introduced as the Queen of the Gully Squad by emcee Ragashanti, she hit the stage singing Goodas Clap, then segued neatly into Nah Gi None. The diss song directed at Lisa Hype earned at least three forwards for choice lines such as 'shine daddy john like soldier man boot', and "when mi over Gullyside ah buss shotty, yu over Big Yard ah suck cocky'. She also took a jab at Nuffy as well with a harsh 69 reference.
She then did two of her popular tracks, Good Life and Fight Back before closing with Eenie Meenie Minie Mo, a song out of her older catalogue which she revamped with new lyrics. She got a big forward when she referred to Vybz Kartel saying, 'mi nah de wid him because mi no waan get no lick'.
Macka Diamond came onstage armed with a prop, that of a picture of her son, saying she did not want to disgrace herself even though they were trying to 'draw her out'. Her attack against Unicorn lacked real venom and sting and her set soon fizzled. She closed on a high note when she declared "mi want a cocky long like the one Lisa Hype a lick'.
Surprisingly, Queen Paula crashed and burned in spectacular fashion. The writing appeared to be on the wall when a man in the VIP section declared loudly 'she old eh!'. She attempted to deejay a few bars of a song but the crowd volleyed a crescendo of boos towards the stage. She exited post haste.
Face generated a lot of excitement in a short spicy stint where she levelled allegations that Paula ah gring off Macka, and that Paula had - get this - a pum pum face. The crowd roared with laughter at the latter remark and bawled out for 'more'. She closed with a peppery verse which ended with a reference to Paula saying 'inna yu bleach out face, mi waan chuck yu'.
Nuffy introduced Lisa Hyper with much fanfare, even listing out all her names and monickers, Lisa Swiper included. She hit the stage to a big roar from the crowd when she declared: 'a who dem a bloodcloth ramp wid?'. She deejayed Death Sentence making direct references to Stacious. She got a forward but then made a cardinal, but maybe calculated error to diss the Warlord before what has been traditionally an Alliance crowd.
She deejayed: "Bounty go St. Thomas go fuck off the donkey". She got an immediate roar of approval from the Gaza section, followed by loud boos from the Alliance fans.
A Magnum bottle whizzed dangerously close to her right temple and she stepped back in time for a few other missiles to drop harmlessly at her feet. To her credit, Lisa Hype appeared unmoved and continued to deejay her songs. One irate man in the VIP section of the crowd threw what looked like a large square of white paper at her.
She hissed at him: "Bet say mi stay ya so and fuck yu up right de so". She deejayed a final song as the tension mounted in the venue before Nuffy ushered her off the stage.