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A Soca Legend…

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A Soca Legend…

Salutations Everyone!

Did you guys know that I’m Trinidadian?! Well, I’m not exactly Trini, I was born in Montreal, Canada, but both of my parents were born and raised in Trinidad! And believe you me, sometimes I forget that I’m not really Trinidadian because my sister and I were raised in the Trini culture and we love it and have always embraced it…

I can remember always listening to Soca as a child… In my 32 years of life, I’ve heard SO MANY Soca songs, and I definitely can’t remember them all! Not to mention there are probably over a million songs about jumping and waving! How am I to distinctly remember each one of those?! LOL However, there are some songs that are legendary, and you will never forget them. For example, who could forget “Dollar wine“?!? “Cent, five cent, 10 cent, dolla’!!”

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My favorite part was:

“Leave off de small change, give dem, big money wuh-wuh-whine-whine!”

LOL You should have seen me, as small as I was, pelvic thrusting because that’s what the song called for! LMAO That was such a catchy/infectious song!

Then there are the Soca songs that you will never forget because they were simply beautiful: they were patriotic and will forever be ingrained in the Trini culture… For me, there are 3 songs from my childhood that fit that description, and all 3 of these songs were sung by the same unforgettable female Soca artist: Miss Natasha Wilson. These memorable Natasha Wilson songs were “How to Soca“, “One Day” and “Sweet T&T“…

As I said, I remember listening to her songs when I was a youngster, but in my adult days, I often wondered “what happened to Natasha Wilson?” as I hadn’t heard any new songs from her since I was a child. I stumbled across her IG page last year (and there’s a whole other story that goes along with this IG encounter, but that story will be for another time), and it turns out that she never really left the Soca scene, she just paused her career to focus on school and then start her own family. In addition to putting her career on a hiatus in order to start a family, she also has her very own production company which is very important to her because the main focus of her production company is to help young artists establish a fruitful music career; Natasha acknowledges that the music industry is harsh and she just wants to help the youths as much as she can. The name of her production company is “NOW Production” and it is home to young artists such as Camille, Jalani, and Ness

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In September 2015, Natasha Wilson held a launch party for her label which showcased her talented artists…But the crowd got a treat that night because Natasha Wilson sang some of her songs as well:

But now the hiatus for Natasha Wilson’s personal musical career is truly OVER; she released a song about 2 weeks ago that nearly brought tears to my eyes because it made me remember exactly why I loved Natasha Wilson growing up…Her voice is so sweet and unique…

The song is entitled “Love De Road“:

 

I heard the song and said to myself “Yessssss!!! Miss Natasha Wilson is back!!” Shortly after hearing her new song, on FB, All Access Promotions started mentioning that later on that week, Natasha would be interviewed on a radio show called “Watch Chubble” (which airs on Boomstation.net on Tuesdays 10pm-12am, and is hosted by NikkiG, @Chandy_Sweet and @frescothetruth). I was already uber-excited about the rebirth of her music career but after tuning into her interview on “Watch Chubble,”I was even more excited about this comeback! Natasha immediately became my WCW! She has such a fun personality, and I really enjoyed listening to the interview (such nice vibes). In this interview, Natasha Wilson tells it like it is and keeps it real with her fans: she discusses things like what she has been up to, what her musical plans for the future are, talks about her take on what is currently going on in the Soca industry, she gives advice to those thinking about entering the industry, and so much more! During the interview, she sang some of her new song (a capella style), and OMG, the recorded version of this song doesn’t give her voice much justice… When I listened to her spontaneously sing “Love De Road” without any music, her voice brought tears to my eyes (no joke)…I didn’t hear the voice of some average Soca artist with a good voice…When I heard her sing the song, I heard the beautiful voice of a woman who is passionate about her craft; she was passionate about the words that she was singing…She is passionate about her culture and her nation…

Natasha Wilson is passionate about “Sweet T&T”…

If you don’t believe me, or don’t quite get what I’m saying, listen to the interview below…

→Click HERE to listen to the interview! ←

Interview with Natasha Wilson on 'Watch Chubble'-January 5th, 2016

I would like to make a formal correction…I know that I said that Natasha Wilson is “back” but in all honesty, how can something or someone be “back” if it never really left? To say Natasha Wilson is “back” is truly a misstatement because Natasha Wilson  is legendary, and she has left a footprint on our Trinidadian culture that will remain forever…

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