Car stereos to face-off
Jamaica's top car stereos are expected to converge on the Second City for the final instalment of Sound Ruption 5.5, scheduled for November 7 at Jarrett Park, Montego Bay.
"It [the event] is dubbed Sound Ruption 5.5 - The Unfinished Showdown," said Kingsley Scott, promoter of the biannual event.
He explained the first leg, held on Labour Day, May 23, had to end abruptly due to the limited state of emergency imposed on the Corporate Area.
"So, this time, all unfinished scores will be settled," he said.
The show, according to Scott, will have three sections: the 45 showdown, dub-fi-dub section and a mobile-phone clash.
"All winners will receive cash prizes, trophies and gift certificates," he said.
Scott said for the mobile-phone clash, contestants would be chosen at random.
"Four patrons will be chosen from the crowd. All they'll need is a USB cable and a mobile phone with the songs. The winner will get a cash prize and cell phone from telecoms provider LIME," he said. "Crowd response will determine the winner."
Holder of the dub-fi-dub title, Montego Bay's Donovan 'Crackie' Haywood, said he is not a bit worried about the competition.
"I'm not sending any threats. Who waan come, just come," he said. "I'm just coming to play some music and enjoy the thing."
Haywood said his Nissan Sunny is equipped with three amplifiers. He will be accompanied by a rookie, Omar 'DJ Terror' Taylor.
"I'm always prepared," he added.
Top car stereos islandwide are expected for the event including defending 45 championship holder, Portmore's Ripton 'Naseve' Wedderburn; St Catherine's City Fusion; Kingston's Yumi and Real Vibes Machine; St Ann's White Camry; Clarendon's Sniper; Hanover's Hi-Fonic; and, Westmore-land's Harlem. Systems from the Second City should include Innocent, Barrier 13 and Cool Zone.
"It will be a big event as this is the official car-stereo showdown for Jamaica," said Scott.