Homeboy Laden ready for St Bess Cross Country Invasion
Dancehall artiste Laden is fully charged and ready to play his part in today's takeover of Siloah in St Elizabeth.
As a matter of fact, anything to do with St Bess, and Laden is marked present, and there's a good reason for that. It's his parish (he hails from Junction) and the residents support him fully.
"St Elizabeth is the place where the most Laden tunes play," he boasted. "When you don't hear a Laden anywhere else, you are sure to hear it down there."
The RJRGLEANER Group's Cross Country Invasion continues its successful island trek, and Siloah will be the place to be today.
THE STAR and FAME FM teams promise excitement galore at the much-anticipated Street Jam, which kicks off the weekend package for Clarendon, St Elizabeth and Manchester, the parishes in Region Three.
Laden is one of the artistes confirmed for the Street Jam, and although he performed in St Elizabeth at a few events last Christmas, he knows that his fans are longing to see him.
"St Elizabeth, I am readily prepared to deliver at the Street Jam," was Laden's message to his fans.
A top 10 finalist on Digicel Rising Stars in 2006, Laden was subsequently numbered among Big Ship Productions' top artistes.
Along with the label's chief producer, Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor, he released popular tracks including the smash hit Time to Shine, Really Like You, I'm Sorry, She Like It and Come Mek Mi Touch Yuh.
He is now promoting the single You Can Ma ke It, which falls snugly into the category of motivational songs for which Laden has a knack.
"People are vibing to the song already. I'm older and I feel more comfortable expressing myself in real ways so the people can relate. People loved Laden because he was always a positive youth. That hasn't changed," he is quoted as saying in a recent interview with The STAR.
Activities in Siloah will include a musical juggling in the town square, courtesy of FAME FM, and an outside broadcast.
During this segment, there will be many attractive prizes to be won by answering questions about the media brands, along with a delightful assortment of giveaways.
An extra special feature will be a STAR jingle competition.
THE STAR will be giving away $10,000 to the person who can create the best jingle about 'the people's paper'.
The contestants will come up and deliver their jingle and at the end of the competition, the crowd will decide the winner.