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to be read as SOCA gone POP… SOCA POP DOWN… or SOCA as POP is DUNG! i wasnt sure what ti title this one as… off we go…


was prompted to write this after a status update on facebook led me to answer that SOCA has always been POPular to us and the Caribbean Diaspora at large… i immediately went to the best resource known to mankind… wikipedia… and searched for POP music… guess what i found… ok i’ll share it… We’ve been singing POP all these years



The terms popular music and pop music are often used interchangeably, even though the former is a description of any form of music which is popular (and can include any genre), whilst the latter is a specific genre of music which has qualities which would make it appealing to a large audience.[1] Pop music, as a genre, is very eclectic, often borrowing elements from other styles throughout its course such as urbandancerockLatin and country,[1] yet there are core elements which define it. Such include generally short-to-medium length songs, written in a basic format which is often the verse-chorus structure, which generally make usage of repeated choruses, have a melodic sound, and have catchy hooks.[1] So-called “pure pop” music, such as power pop, features all these elements, and for instrumentation uses electric guitarsdrums and a bass;[1] in the case of such music, the main goal is usually that of being pleasurable to listen to, rather than having much artistic depth.[1] Pop music is generally thought of as a genre which is commercially recorded and desires to appeal to a mass audience.[1]




looking at this through my myopic view… its spot on… now what folk really want to say isnt about the musical structure but how it sounds… it sounds different… different to what we were accustomed to… it is no longer the Pla-Ka-Tikki Pla-Ka-Tikki of decades ago… decades ago when DISCO was in and a seven minute song was normal and somewhat POPular…


i’m no researcher or scientist so i just rant off the top of my head… most of the complainers of the new sound are the same folk who would readily jump to a Rihanna instead of give Denise Belfon the benefit of the doubt, when she performs her decade old routine, at one of the first fetes of the season… why… coz RiRi does mix it up… i think the people dem frighten of what could happen if SOCA becomes POPular to more than a Caribbean Diaspora…


is it that they fear losing their stars and idols for Carnival… the single most important thing for many a Trini.. so some say…


so until next time take no offence when i say islandPOOP… i only refer to the real mess choonz in that manner… not everything from any one studio/producer/artiste falls into that category… hopefully… allyuh enjoy the music and stop trying to create divisions when at this point in time UNiTY is what is needed… its an industry allyuh trying to build… i may assist from time to time… coz i see opportunity within it for what i like to do…

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