Using his historic closing performance at Reggae Sumfest 2013 as a launching pad, reggae and dancehall superstar I-Octane continued the momentum by returning to the United States for a whirlwind Labor Day weekend tour.
His first stop was in Delaware where he made his debut at 'In Di Dancehall'.
His energetic performance made on impression on the capacity crowd, which came from New York, DC and states. The crowd showed its appreciation, through thunderous applause and shouts of approval, as he sang his more popular songs.
Revelling in the overwhelming support, I-Octane said, "It is important for me to come to these markets that do not typically see reggae and dancehall shows. I will definitely come back to perform in Delaware."
On Labor Day (Friday), Octane made his much-anticipated debut at Radio Juggernaut - Hot 97 annual star-studded 'On the Reggae Tip' show. He delivered a fiery 15-minute set that brought the audience of over 7,500 people to their feet.
I-Octane was quite happy with this show as he declared, "There is still some ways to go but Hot 97 demonstrated that they are on the right track by producing a reggae-centric show such as this."
Changing up the pace, on Saturday, Octane and the Silver Factory Merch Company held an event to officially launch his merchandising line.
Hosted at Vinnie's Styles boutique it drew several fashion insiders and bloggers who raved about the collection.
The biggest hit was the I-Octane skateboard, was the brainchild of the designer, Odyssy, who indicated, "I was looking for something different and the free-spiritedness of reggae and skateboarding made for a natural marriage."
To celebrate his line, the artiste felt compelled to give a 10-minute performance and was backed by 12-year-old DJ prodigy DJ Difference, of Livity Movements.
The artiste also took some time out to shoot scenes for his viral video, Real Talk, scheduled to debut soon.
Starting off the month of September on a fantastic note, I-Octane took to Brooklyn's Barclay Center, on September 1, to perform before a crowd of 10,000 people at Irie Jam's 'Caribbean Fever Irie Jamboree Music Festival'.
His performance was stellar and electrifying to the point that patrons were on their feet for the entire set. Coming off the stage from this performance, I-Octane humbly stated, "It was an honour to perform at this event. I salute Bobby Clarke, Dahved Levy and the team for their vision to create a three-day Caribbean event of this magnitude. I am also grateful for the opportunity to share my talent with the people."
Although these events were his only scheduled appearances, Octane said he 'felt the vibes' and wanted to continue the energy of touching the people.
he surprised guests at Five Alarm Blaze at Webster Hall, Bobby Konders and Jabba's event, at BB King's in Manhattan, and Squad's Nightclub in Brooklyn, with brief performances.