This Sunday Grenada’s Damion “Pappi Boi” La Pumpe will be traveling to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago to be in studio with one of the region’s most successful entertainer, Machel Montano.
The 27-year-old Soca artist from Tivoli in St. Andrew was afforded this opportunity after winning Digicel’s regional online “Bring the beat” competition, which was launched in July 2016.
“I am supposed to be leaving the island this Sunday (and) am looking forward to having studio experience with Machel Montano,” an excited Pappi Boi told THE NEW TODAY in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.
During the “Bring the beat” competition, participants were challenged to remix Machel Montano’s hit tune entitled “Bring the Beat,” which features well known Jamaican recording artiste, Tessanne Chin.
“So I did what I had to and I uploaded it (the remix) and within months, last November, they called to inform me that I won,” Pappi Boi said.
The entertainer is expected to return to the island on July 25, in time to contest the semi-final round of the national Groovy Monarch competition, which is scheduled to take place at Carnival City on The Carenage on July 26.
He placed 17th in the preliminary round of competition, which was held over the weekend, with a song entitled, “Oh baby Oh.”
He also tried for the Power Soca Monarch, but did not make it pass the preliminary round with a song called “Ah doing it wet.”