With little over a week to go before the big Next Generation Dancehall Vibes - Part One Tour kicks off in North America, both the artistes - Spice, Kiprich, Konshens and Laden and their growing legion of fans are already stoked up with anticipation for the events.
The tour which begins in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Prince Hall, on Friday, May 01, continues the following night, Saturday May 02 at West Indian Social Club in Hartford, Connecticut and winds up in Washington DC at the Cross Roads Night Club on Sunday May 03.
With the continued popularity of Spice’s Romping Shop song,done in collaboration with Vybz Kartel as well as other past hits like Done Out, A Nuh My Fault, Whoa, Hotta, Inna di Light and the more recent Daggera she is expected to have the crowds eating out of the palm of her hands.
Kiprich, who has emerged as "The Clash Captain" having come out victorious at both Sting 08 and Follow Di Arrow will also be bringing a "full clip" of hit tunes for the fans.
Probably the best known of the artistes on the bill, having repeatedly passed through these territories several times in previous years, Kippo would be aware of the popularity of songs like Telephone Ting and Leggo Di Bwoy and should put his more recent hits including Coward, Me Nuh Fraid, Gangster, Baby Mama Drama and Ugly So (with Black-er) to good use during his performances.
The show will also feature Best New Artist (2008) ‘Winner’, Konshens, for whom anticipation is very high and not to be outdone, Big Ship camper Laden who is generating tremendous buzz on the strength of his positivty smash hit, “Time To Shine".
Meanwhile, Spice speaking on behalf of the other artistes said “we are all looking forward to these shows, to satisfy our loyal fans and to make new ones as well”. Top radio jock Richie B (HOT 102 FM, Ja.) who will take the trip to guide the proceedings as emcee is also ‘in high anticipation mode’ pointing out that ‘all the artistes billed for the tour have earned their spot on this line-up’ and predicts that ‘each of them,with continued hard work, has the potential to become a much greater force to be reckoned with in the Dancehall arena in ensuing years’ .