Ricky T, Soca Artist

This is where I share my thoughts on St Lucian soca artist, Ricky T. Speak of Ricky T today and what immediately comes to mind is his success with the hit song Pressure Boom. This is the most popular song on the Lehgo Me Riddim, produced by Penn and Ace from 758 Studios in St Lucia.

Ricky has achieved what other St Lucia soca artists still dream of achieving. He won the 2007 St Lucia Road March title and his song went on to be a huge Caribbean wide hit, with great popularity at Labour Day celebrations, Miami Carnival, Caribana, and "mashing up" Trinidad carnival 2008. He also teamed up with dancehall superstar Mr Vegas for a remix of Pressure Boom. Congratulations are in order.

His catch phrase "Yo o o o o, wham to dem" continues to thrill soca fans.

A door has been opened a little wider so other St Lucia soca artists can enter. It has also shown that it is possible for a St Lucian artist to penetrate outside markets.

Ricky T burst on the St Lucia soca scene in 2005 with the song Manje Mamanw (translated "your mother's food"), followed by Container in 2006. Container shared the road march title with the song, My Pressure Up by Derek Yarde of the Vertex Band.

In late 2007 he released the song Put Up Your Hand, on the Kassav riddim, that featured St Vincent's Road March tune, Party Animal sang by Problem Child.

Before 2005 he had been largely known for his ability to "spit" out dancehall lyrics, acquiring the name "The Remix King". I'm a fan and have always been impressed by his talent.

I wish Ricky Teasle (as he is less popularly known) all the best in his future endeavours and hope that he does even better in the coming years.

This page will be updated continually as more developments take place in the artist's career.

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