Competition Guidelines:-

How to Enter

GENERAL

1.  The competition is open to all ages.

2.  Submissions of solo performances are permitted and groups must comprise NO MORE than five (5) persons.

3.  Participants from outside Barbados may enter but MUST be in Barbados between the 22nd July -3rd August, 2014.

4. All participants agree that by submitting their video to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  they agree to be bound by the Rules of the competition

5. Participants agree that all video content submitted shall be used by the producers of DIS IS RICK for promotional use ONLY and will be disseminated via all social media sites related to or affiliated to Lil Rick.

6.  Participants agree to be available for all publicity related activities arising from their participation in the competition.

7.  The winner of the competition agrees to participate in all rehearsals leading up to the event  as well as to be available for the performance at the event on the 2nd August, 2014.

8. Photos of the winner of the competition may be used in all promotion and publicity relating to the event.

Preliminaries

HOW TO ENTER:-

1. Choose any song or songs from Lil Rick’s repertoire. Current releases at the time of submission may be included.

2. Record your performance in a three (3) minute video clip and email to   

           This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  together with your name/name of your group.

3. A maximum of two (2) videos may be submitted per person or per group.

4. All entries for the preliminary round of the competition must be

submitted on or before 11pm on the 2nd July, 2014.

5. The top ten (10) video submissions will be uploaded to www.disisrick.com for online voting between the 3rd July, 2014- 10th July, 2014.

6. The top three (3) contestants will be announced on 11th July, 2014.

FINALS

1. The top three (3) finalists will be required to create a storyline for a five (5) minute dance depicting Lil Rick in his own music on or before the 20th July, 2014. Only one (1) video submission may be submitted per contestant/group.

2. The three (3) videos will be uploaded to www.disisrick.com for viewing and visit - denpharma the winner will be chosen by a judging panel.

3.  The winner will be announced on the 21st July, 2014.

 

BY ROY R. MORRIS

I’m starting yet another column with a confession: I’m an avid Lil Rick fan. I have been for many years and I have said so before. When I heard his latest release for Crop Over 2014 I was moved to again state my admiration.

You see, his offering Can’t Kill My Vibe, I believe, is a fine example of the calypsonian/poet capturing the essence of what is a major challenge for far too many people in modern Barbados. Yes, some would say that the matter about which he writes and sings has been with us for as long as man has been around, but it seems that modern technology has propelled our ability to hurt each other in previously unimagined ways.

When I first heard the song, even though the “vibe” was compelling, I did not so much as move a hair, and those who know me know I don’t have much of that. Instead I listened and smiled, then listened again and smiled some more – then listened again.

All I could say was: “Rick’s just good!!”

The tune might be different and the speed significantly higher than the original Rick, but in every sense of the word it was classic Lil Rick. I know we live in a society where we have cultivated the art of liking a song not based on its own merit, but on who is singing it or who wrote it – or whether its melody conforms to what we believe a particular genre of music should sound like, but I encourage everyone to take a listen.

In fact, I recommend it to church folk, particularly those who sit in church every Sunday and judge everyone else. You know the type, those who rather than being born-again Christians were born Christian – those who have never done anything wrong in their entire lives.

I’m sure I don’t have to recommend it to young people, because its “wuk-up” value is strong. But every now and then ease up on the waistline shots and listen to the lyrics. They are powerful.

And you can hear the passion in his voice. I have no doubt Rick sings what he knows, what he has experienced. I’m sure that he, like so many of us, has been judged and found guilty by those to whom we really ought only to say: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone . . . .”

So the next time you feel overwhelmed by the hurtful chatter of others, remember these lines: “So let the heathen rage and the enemies rise; still can’t kill my vibe. You can’t dictate nutting or programme me; this is my frigging life. Run off yuh mout , talk wuh yuh want; tell those lies, still can’t kill my vibe.”

And if that piece does not work for you, try this one: “You can got a big house on up pon de hill side; Wickedest ride or de prettiest wife; Even if you broke and barely getting by, haters still in yuh life. So yuh must be careful what bad mind see; everybody dem see dem big mout speak; everything dem speak informers leak. But none a dem can’t kill my energy. You can’t dictate nutting or programme me; this is my frigging life.”

What the heck, here’s the whole song:

CAN’T KILL MY VIBE

Don’t let the hypocrites get you down

Don’t let the dutty bad mind get you down

Push up yuh chest and lift up your shoulder

Take your head out of the ground

It don’t matter who yuh be in a life

Everybody ain’t gine like you

Show them love and give dem yuh last

Somebody still gine fight yuh

All in yuh face dem ah laff and grin

But behind yuh back criticize yuh

Pon dead weight and friends dat hate dem

Intentions is to blight yuh

So let the heathen rage and the enemies rise

Still can’t kill my vibe

You can’t dictate nutting or programme me

This is my frigging life

Run off yuh mout , talk wuh yuh want

Tell those lies, still can’t kill my vibe

You can’t dictate nutting or programme me

This is my frigging life.

Bun out bad mind , fake friends and dem associates

All in we business so inappropriate

Living pon we name but we stepping up we game

If a dutty fake friend get cut off so be it

Bad mind mek friend turn enemy

Enemy mek wunnabe diss family

That’s why right now we don’t trust nuhbody

And I don’t give a damn if you don’t like me

It don’t matter wat yuh be in ah life

Everybody ain’t gine like you

Show them love and give dem yuh last

Somebody still gine fight yuh

All in yuh face dem ah laff and grin

But behind yuh back dem criticize yuh

Bum dead weight and friends dat hate dem

Intentions is to blight yuh

So let the heathen rage and the enemies rise

Still can’t kill my vibe

You can’t dictate nutthing or programme me

This is my frigging life

Run off yuh mout and talk wuh yuh want

Tell those lies, still can’t kill my vibe

You can’t dictate nutting or programme me

This is my frigging life.

You can got a big house on up pon de hill side

Wickedest ride or de prettiest wife

Even if you broke and barely getting by

Haters still yuh life

So yuh must be careful what bad mind see

Everybody dem see dem big mout speak

Everything dem speak informers leak

But none a dem can’t kill my energy

Cause it don’t matter what yuh be in ah life

Everybody ain’t gine like yuh

Show them love and give dem yuh last

Somebody still gine fight yuh

All in yuh face dem ah laff and grin

But behind yuh back criticize yuh

Bum dead weight and friends dat hate dem

Them intentions is to blight yuh

So let the heathen rage and the enemies rise

Still can’t kill my vibe

You can’t dictate nutting or programme me

This is my frigging life

Run off yuh mout and talk wuh yuh want

Tell those lies, still can’t kill my vibe

You can’t dictate nutting or programme me

This is my frigging life.

Don’t let the generic viagra online hypocrites get you down

Don’t let the dutty bad mind get you down

Don’t let the hypocrites get you down

Don’t let the dutty bad mind get you down

Don’t let the hypocrites get you down

Don’t let the dutty bad mind get you down

Push up yuh chest and lift up your shoulder

Take your head out of the ground

So let the heathen rage and the enemies rise

Still can’t kill my vibe

You can’t dictate nothing or programme me

This is my frigging life

Run off yuh mout and talk wuh yuh want

Tell those lies, still can’t kill my vibe

You can’t dictate noting or programme me

This is my frigging life.

 

(Nation News Barbados)

 

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