Living up to his reputation as a dynamic performer, Ricky Lil Rick Reid claimed the Bashment Soca Monarch title! His rousing performance of Ben It set him apart from the 12 contenders in the inaugural Yello International Bashment Soca Competition, which was held at Kensington Oval on Friday, July 6. Lil Rick, who is the reigning Party Monarch king, defeated the two-time
Bashment Soca Monarch Stiffy, and walked away with the top prize of $80 000 in the winner-takesall contest. In the early hours of Saturday morning, MC DJ Ras announced the win along with other members of the top four: Stiffy, Vincentian Sita Di Lyrical Diva, and Porgie and Murda. The other competitors were Stabby, Jus D, Marzville, Rhea, Jagwa de Champ, Scrilla, Jah Reddis, and Freezy, who hailed from St Lucia. The organisers of the event, 4D Entertainment, told media that votes poured in from all over the world, including England, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
Jagwa De Champ Vincentian Artist Sita Lil Rick Ben It Scrilla Stiffy Stabby
Lil Rick crowmed Basment King Porgie & Murda Fans enjoying themselves Jus D