"I'm viewing it from a humbled angle…this is an honour for me," intimated the laidback Lose A Friend crooner.
"My aim in music is to set standards and records because Beenie [Man] and Bounty Killer started from my stage and they become headline acts and closing the festival for years…for them to look at me and say I-Octane we want you to close the show for Dancehall Night is a great accomplishment in itself.
"My deepest dream [for Jamaican's music] is
for us to come together as musicians vocally and invest more into Reggae music
and not just for personal benefits… [closing Reggae Sumfest's Dancehall Night]
is a hard task, I know that, but I will sacrifice Octane for Reggae music because
look at Bob [Marley], he didn't get the chance to utilize the legacy he left
behind but he paved the way so persons like myself and other artistes can have
the privilege to say certain [though provoking] things on record and you don't
get penalized for it. So even if during my performance on Dancehall Night people
start walking out on me, at least I did
it…so the younger acts coming up can be inspired to see me hold my ground when
the crowd wasn't supportive and they will go out and do the same and inspire
another generation of artistes," I-Octane explained.
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