Having dominion over the dancehall and party scene for years, the ‘immortal’ Stone Love celebrated 38 years on Saturday last.
The highly anticipated celebration was as expected, a dusk to dawn marathon which came to an abrupt ending at approximately 5:00 am on Sunday as the police entered the venue and informed the Stone Love selectors that the end had come.
This premature ending came about just as dancehall act Sizzla was halfway through his song Trod Mount Zion. The artiste had only gotten a chance to perform Good Ways and Holding Firm for the hundreds at the Royal View Entertainment Centre in Portmore.
Several artistes including a hoarse Khago, Rikki Tikki, Toya, Ikaya and LUST all gave brief performances.
The dapper looking Stone Love crew worked up a musical inferno playing strings of popular tracks from the most happening artistes including Movado, Vybz Kartel, Bounty Killer and Beenie Man.
Sample man was nothing short of his usual antics and ‘sample talk’ while the sexy Magnum Girls handed out trophies and danced seductively much to the delight of the male audience.
The VIP lounge belonged to members of the dancehall fraternity including Bounty Killa and other members of his Alliance, Baby Cham, Toya, Ding Dong, Harry Toddler, Konshens and Delus.
The party rocked but there was not enough time for the celebration to reach its full peak because of its untimely ending.
Earlier the Stone Love team had awarded MOB for Best Local Male Dancer while the Swag Team claimed the trophy for number one dance move — The Swag. Stone Love’s boss Wee Pow gave the dancing crown to Ding Dong saying “I don’t want you to normalise this thing. A king is a king and a queen is a queen. After Bogle this is the man who take it up and take it to the next level. As of today, he is officially named the king of dancing.” Khago got New Male Vocalist of the Year, while the female’s version went to Ikaya. Popular deejay Vybz Kartel was named Deejay of the Year.
Below is the full list of awardees
King of Dancing 2010 (local and international)
Best Male Dancer 2010 (international)
Best Female Dancers (international)
Best Male Dancers (local)
T & T crew
Best Male Dancer (local)
Best Female Dancer (local)
Best Dance Move
Best New Slang
Wire-Sadiki (G Unit)
Best Portmore Dance Group
Best Pouch Selector
Best Video Man
Best New Female Artiste
Best New Male Artiste
Best Culture Artiste
Best Female Singjay
Best Male Singjay
Best Female Deejay
Best Male Deejay
Best Female Singer
Best Male Singer
Stone Love Selector of the Year
Best Comeback Artiste
Best Stone Love Promoter
Colonel (St Mary)