Stone Love rolled back the years at its 42nd anniversary show last Saturday at Red Stripe Oval. Pride of place on an unremarkable event went to former rivals Beenie Man and Bounty Killer who featured in a friendly clash.

The sound system’s selectors took patrons down memory lane with music from the past to present.

However, some members of the audience were not impressed.

“Da show ya lame bad. Mi waan back mi money, mi feel dem a tek forever fi put on the artiste dem an’ the selector dem a move like dem born inna the 1920s,” a male patron shouted.

Unlike previous years, no awards were given out. Efforts to speak with Stone Love’s CEO Winston ‘Wee Pow’ Powell were futile.

However, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer ignited a musical inferno early Sunday morning. When ‘The Warlord’ (Bounty Killer) took the Red stage just before 6:00 am, the crowd roared.

The entertainer, who grew up in nearby Seaview Gardens, could do no wrong. Among the songs he did were Cyaan Believe Mi Eye, Wutliss Boy, Stuckie, and Anytime. He was joined by Beenie Man who got a similar reaction from the crowd. ‘The Doctor’ was jovial, delivering hits like Memories and Romie.

The duo then got into a lyrical duel. Bounty Killer did Riding West and Bulletproof while Beenie Man threw down Gunshot Inna di Air and Badman Wicked Man.

Earlier, performances came from Gage, LUST, Ackee and Saltfish, George Nooks, Alozade, Kiprich, Quick Cook, Berry, and Delus.
Jamaica Observer