Every year, Trinis look forward to THE SONG….The Carnival Rap Up. So we thought there was no better way to wrap season 2 of the podcast than with a post carnival wrap. And no better person to take us through the paces than the Post Carnival Rap Up Rapper himself, Chromatics. Matics, as he is fondly called, is a master of picong, which he liberally spreads throughout his compositions.
Chromatics is a lyricist extraordinaire. He weaves the satire and double entendre that we so often hear in calypso, throughout his hip hop styled lyrics. We found ourselves chuckling, cackling out loud and nodding in agreement at the lyrics of the song.
This year he also brought us the Woi riddim, featuring fellow artiste, Dawg E Slaughter and Sekon Star. You might have heard the song but didn’t realize that he was the man behind it all. Though hip hop is his chosen genre, he is unmistakably and apologetically Caribbean. You can find him touring the US and other countries, spreading his special brand of soca hip hop and repping the 868 hard. Back at home, this man with a heart for the development of young Caribbean Culture continues to be inspired and inspire up and coming rap artistes.
CARNIVAL RAP UP is available exclusively as part of an EP containing not only the fan favourite track of the same name, but a collection of some of Chromatics’ latest Carnival releases and more. Listen to the episode for a sample of the song that has brought Matics accolades locally and abroad. Say it with us…”Rap it Up Matics!!”
Drink of Choice: 10 Cane Rum
Chune fih buss: The carnival Wrap Up 2018