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“Trinidad Only Have A Bunch of Hypocrites.” Trinidad Killa Speaks Out.

by | Jan 8, 2020 | 10 comments

On the heels of much public scrutiny over his ‘Gunman in She Hole’ lyrics and subsequent play of the song at Carnival events already, popular entertainer, Trinidad Killa has lashed out at critics this morning, saying people in Trinidad and Tobago are hypocrites.

In the past few days, there has been much debate over whether the seemingly invasive T&T dancehall surge should be included in the Carnival landscape. Many have argued against it, saying Soca is Carnival music and there is no room for music that often time comes with negative connotations, to what is traditionally a feel good festival. Others however, have lashed back, saying Machel Montano has promoted the inclusion of dancehall and other music genres in Carnival, by bringing many outside artistes into the Carnival market via his Machel Monday event. Trinidad Killa has been vocal on social media and other platforms, arguing that it is time for the market to revolutionise and even going as far as to say Soca music is losing its essence.

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Speaking on Boomchampions 94.1FM on Wednesday morning, the entertainer who has been knocking on radio station doors for some 17 years, and only managed to breakthrough with ‘Gunman In She Hole’, said Soca artistes who are challenging this revolution that he speaks of, are afraid to lose their standing. He said with just four travel opportunities arising out of the song’s popularity, he has been able to purchase two vehicles. “I doh bound to do a next show in Trinidad. Look ah leaving to go to Bahamas this Friday for three shows. When ah come back from Bahamas, St. Lucia. When ah done with St. Lucia, Canada, England. Yuh ha to ask meh is where I ain’t going- with one song!,” he commented. His explanation came after being asked how he felt about fete promoters dissuading him from performing ‘Gunman in She Hole’ in their carnival fetes. The artiste said its something that hurts him deeply. “Sometimes I doesn’t feel to do a next show in Trinidad. Dat is how I does feel. I does lie down on meh bed and cry yuh know,” he added.

Trinidad Killa says sometimes he does not feel to perform in Trinidad and Tobago.

In the past year, a number of Trinidad and Tobago’s young men have been boosted in popularity by songs that speak of the street lifestyle, something many of them say is the life they’ve been exposed to. “Guman in she Hole is a metaphor. This is not really anything negative inno. This is like back in de days when they used to say signal de plane, but is a new way of entertainment den, because if yuh look on social media, yuh ain’t seeing nobody holding no gun. Everybody dancing to de song. Times have changed. What people take and use for entertainment on the outer world, we take it in a negative way in Trinidad,” said Trinidad Killa.

His phenomenal popularity has been achieved mostly in part to the song’s push on the ‘ground’ in community events. Trinidad Killa however said he had to give credit and thanks to cricketer, Dwayne Bravo who he said, “always supports local talent.” He said he went to a birthday party hosted by Bravo some time ago, and did not know the sportsman. “I jump on de stage and mash up de place and he come to me personal and say, ‘wam, yuh ain’t singing again or what?’ ah say, well I ain’t have no avenue boy. Dah man take me in a studio and spend $10,000 for me to record my first song.” He also said Iwer George has also supported him over the years.

Trinidad Killa is calling on all of Trinidad and Tobago to accept the new ‘Zessing’ wave- a term that was made popular by fellow entertainer, Trinidad Ghost who sang, ‘Zesser’ in 2019. That song also brought with it, some frowns initially, with many complaining that the artist had been glorifying the gangster lifestyle. Trinidad Killa has since released a song called, ‘Dyy Zess’ – a Soca track that has taken off. In December, he explained that the word ‘Zess’ would now be used in a positive way.

Times have changed. What people take and use for entertainment on the outer world, we take it in a negative way in Trinidad.”


Trinidad Killa.

10 Comments

  1. Soca2dworld

    First you got to break out with song in Jamaica see if it is acceptable there..why dont you put all your energy to sing a good soca sound so that you can improve the culture..dancehall is Jamaica own, come up with something new like so african music or chutney& soca mix..we getting brainwash from other people culture..

  2. Anonymous

    HE MAKES MANY VALID POINTS AND I AGREE WITH MOST. INCLUDING THE FACT THAT HE USED THE WELL KNOWN SAYING…
    “MUSIC IS A MISSION NOT A COMPETITION……. IF SO AND IF THE CHILDREN ARE TRULY OUR FUTURE….. (ACKNOWLEDGING THE WELL KNOWN AND AVOIDED FACT THAT MUSIC IS INFLUENTIAL, EVEN @ A TENDER AGE.)
    “WHAT IS THE MISSION OBJECTIVE AIMED AT ACHIEVING???”
    MISSION STATEMENT “#GUN MAN IN SHE HOLE!!!”…

    NOT TAKING A SHOT @ D NEW EMERGING VIBE/STYLE OF MUSIC ..”EVERYBODY DOES DANCE WHEN ZESSING MUSIC PLAYING. AND I SEE DAT FOR MYSELF…..BUT ITS D CONTENT…HALF OF YALL “NEW ARTISTE” LYRICS ON PAR WITH PRIMARY SCHOOL LEVEL… HONESTLY…. DATS SOMETHING I WOULD HAVE SANG IN PRIMARY SCHOOL WHILE D REST OF KIDS BEAT D DESKS. AND THATS PROBABLY WHY D MUSIC SO CATCHY. CAUSE ITS RELATIVE AND IMMORAL/SMUTTY… NO SCENE IF IT WAS A YOUTH CAME UP WITH DAT LYRICS …CAUSE D FACTS REMAIN THAT THIS IS WHERE D MIND OF D YOUTH LIES… IE;VICE…AND D GLORIFICATION OF VICE AS PERPETUATED BY THE VARIOUS FORMS OF MEDIA FORUM WE HAVE TODAY… ALL VICES INCLUDED)
    THIS IS THE STRUCTURED ,SYSTEMATIC BREAKDOWN OF MORAL SOCIETY & ETHICAL THINKING THE DUMBENING OF THE MASSES… AND NOW TRINIDADIANS SPECIFICALLY, WE WELCOMING “THE FULLY DUNCE ERA”….. ITS SAD TO SEE IT UNFOLDING BEFORE MY EYES …WHAT WAS BAD HAS BECOME GOOD…. ALL D NEGATIVES THAT HAVE BEEN SHOWN AND ADVERTISED TO US OVER THE YEARS..NOW BECOME A PART OF OR SOCIAL CONSTUCT ,ARE NOW ACCEPTED /CRAVED/DESIRED…….
    NOW I MYSELF AS AN ARTIST, WRITER, AND PRODUCER, CAN NOT GIVE CREDIT RESPECT OR RATING OR SUPPORT OF ANY KIND TO #GROWN MEN WHO VIE TO BE AMBASSADORS OF MIUSIC…BUT HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THE POWER MUSIC POSSESES NOR CONSIDER THE DIRECTION WE HEADING AS A PEOPLE…..
    YES ZESS IZZA VIBE…YES D MUSIC SUPPOSED TO BE FUN …YES WE LIVING IN A TIME WHERE D KIDS ALREADY KNOW ABOUT VICE FROM A YOUNG AGE…. BUT “DO NOT ENCOURAGE OR FUTHER INDULGE OUR YOUTH ALONG D PATH OF DESTRUCTION…
    AS AN AMBASSADOR , YOU DO NOT PROMOTE OR CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOCIAL,MORAL,SPIRITUAL DISINTEGRATION OF FUTURE GENERATIONS……#PRESERVE D YOUTH!!!! #TEACH D YOUTH
    EITHER THAT OR IM TALKING S#@T!!!! ….

  3. Anonymous

    I see no lies here

  4. Anonymous

    “Guman in she Hole is a metaphor. This is not really anything negative inno. This is like back in de days when they used to say signal de plane, but is a new way of entertainment den….
    Avoids clearly stating what the meaning is. I appreciate ALL types of music. I do revel in feel-good music that encourages people to feel harmony- like when David Rudder ends a concert with “High Mas” and everyone walks out holding hands and dancing. Music is infectious in good ways but also in disruptive ways. People can use social commentary in music to incite or to help solve the problems.
    On the other hand some songs are infectious but unfortunately tasteless in the choice of lyrics and social influence

  5. Marlon Phillips

    It real Sad in this Trinidad…Wow…doh know where to start but…how in heaven’s name do we expect to put what is now masquerading as ‘Soca’ music, on the world stage???

    Ras Shorty I must be Steupsing in his grave. It’s much more than just running in a studio with a few thousand dollars then running back out with crappy ‘music’ (am using that word loosely) Nd bawlin “big chune” boi.

    To begin with Trnidadians dont appreciate their own music thats why we have to nake a Soca ‘Switch’ the very next day after Carnival Tuesday. We revert to Jamaican (I love Jamaican Reggae- doh geh me wrong) dancehall music and American Rap among other music on our radio stations. But herre dis…Jamaicans LOVE their music….there’s no Reggae or Dance Hall Switch ina d’ Yard….No sah…JamDown music ah play whole year on their local stations….Not so in Trini…So there’s that.

    So when I hear this noise from Trinidad Killa I decided to check it out on YouTube…Hear this, I have no problem with young artistes exploring with their music…as a matter of fact therecare a fdw young Soca Artistes thst I really like …Ephraim Alves, Voice, Ricardo Drue, Chronix, Orlando and others….I like how they incorporate lyrical content with rhythm….but when I heard this ‘gunman in she hole’ (big chune)….Jahhh…its the most disrespectful tune to women that I’ve ever heard in a long time….but wait….lots of den young girls and dem love it…so….what ah gon say for dat…nutten….Women in de hole take de carnival to a whole new ‘dutty’ low, with how they’s be carrying on in de fetes an ting so….It Sad….it Real Sad ina Trinidad.

  6. Fay

    Do people realize this man…Trinidad Killa, has an outstanding robbery charge against him. Why support this kind of gun culture music in our festivals? Why support a bandit?

  7. Anonymous

    well he know the real meaning bu Trini will not take it so and what about children and youth….. by the way what it really mean…. gunman in she hole…just dont like the sound of it….. moral values gone out of the door…

  8. Ramish Ramlochan

    When you speak of Trinidadian you speak of people like me who is not a member of the jackassess that support the shit you sing so go FUCK yourself

  9. Anonymous

    Take that and go somewhere else with it. Carnival is soca, we don’t want that shit song in carnival fete.

  10. Quiet Giant

    We is “hypocrites” but he don’t mind making $$$ off the same hypocrites though.