Wednesday, August 13, 2014

It's Not An Easy Road

One artiste thought threatening to take his own life was an effective way to get the attention of a radio jock to play his music. His suicidal attempt got him his wishes as the crew at radio station ZIP103 FM and ZIPJock ZJ Liquid, one of Jamaica's most loved radio jock played the track but vowed to never play it again in its present state because in his opinion "wasn't the best song". 
what does it profit a man to gain the world in exchange for his soul?..

Confidence is good, but being overly confident can lead to the very action Ikon took which on the other hand displays worrying signs.  Did he actually knew what he was doing or was he acting on 'troubled' emotions he does not realize is haunting him? We might want to believe, 'a nuh nutten' since he even took a selfie and posted it on his instagram page during the moment but are there other artistes out there who get frustrated whenever you don't get the attention you think you deserve? You're not alone, it's a part of life, think on these things, 'nothing that is good in life will ever come easy. Life is not an easy road...You gotta keep holding on..." 

A Dislocated Shoulder Could Not Hinder I-Octane's Performance in Europe

I-Octane wearing an arm brace after hurting his shoulder
Not even an excruciatingly painful, dislocated shoulder could dampen the potency of I-Octane's performance while on his 'My Journey' tour across Europe. I-Octane during his performance at Reggae Geel in Belgium dislocated his shoulder during a performance where he was said to exuberantly jumped from the stage, missing his target and fell.

Without missing a beat, I-Octane was said to have literally clambered back on stage and bravely performed for another 45 minutes without fans becoming aware of his agony and was called back to the stage on two encores by the Mcees.

I-Octane in a release recalled screaming "No!" in his head when he was called back but went anyway and performed another song but after the second encore and following the same script he quickly put down the mic and told his team, "take me to the hospital now my shoulder is on fire" the report said.

On Doctor's order I-Octane was told to rest for two weeks but refused
I-Octane performing at Reggae Geel
disappointing his fans was not an option. Determine to perform his other shows at Reggae Jam in Germany and Reggae Sundance in the Netherlands where he shared stage with some of the biggest names in reggae such as Big Youth, Earl Sixteen, Luciano, Beenie Man, Tarrus Riley, Shaggy, Tanya Stephens, Busy Signal and Romaine Virgo, I-Octane gave his best performance to a receptive and appreciative crowd.

I-Octane's challenge is a reminder of how success comes in the lives of many a successful artistes out there.  A dislocated shoulder could not stop him from fulfilling his commitment to fans and his work. His tour has ended but he continues along his path full-filling his other obligations in the coming days that include performances in St. Maarten, Canada, Belize and the United States.