Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 16th 2015 Contents vibe, your spirit. There's a lot to take in and I always try to give the
audience that full experience you know, things to laugh about, things
to make you say wow. So I think people enjoy my performance
because it's a full package."
As far as his 2015 contributions, he is really excited about his song
'Panty Dropper' where he is a delivery man dropping off women's
underwear directly to their front door.
"I think that song is going to be a monster on stage especially with
my performance. But music though is not really about the push.
Sometimes is what people gravitate to, because you will have good
music and people mightn't like it, but soon after the season the song
blows up. Music is unpredictable, so all I do is make good music and keep
the production levels of a high quality," said Mr Killa.
For as long as Mr Killa can remember he's been dancing. From following
Michael Jackson's dance moves to dancing at school discos and talent
searches it has been a big part of his persona since the age of seven. Unable
to quench this insatiable thirst to dance, he eventually began training in con-
temporary African dance (to which he holds qualifications). Now all of the
influences leading up to his career as a singer manifests every time he
touches the stage.
"Anything to do with choreography happens in the mind for me. The
stage is my place of invention...my lab, I just go out there and 'do thing'. I'm
a freestyle performer and as the vibes come I just let it go hard. One of
the greatest icons in my heart and my mind is Mr. Michael Jackson him-
self and as a kid I aimed to be like him with dance being first on the list.
Being on stage was my dream and it's still a dream to me. I'm always
dreaming about the next performance," Mr Killa explained.
Although he has experienced massive regional and international suc-
cess with his huge hit song Rolly Polly, he does not let it get to his
head and remains focused on his musical mission.
"It's important not to let that hungry part of you - the part that
made you passionate for the thing in the first place - die. It does not
matter how big you get or how much stage you playing, you have to
keep that part of yourself alive. I don't let it get too normal for me;
I'm always thinking about when can I dance on stage again. I'm like a
kid for it, like a kid for candy, that's the way I am towards music," he
Considering his high energy performances and trademark Rolly
Polly lift, one would think that he lives in a gym. However, this is far
from the truth. The singer relies on yoga and martial arts training for
strength and stamina. His diet also has a big part to play in keeping
him at optimum fitness levels.
"I pay close attention to what I eat. I don't do too much flour, too
much acidic stuff... also I don't use to much pharmaceuticals. I tend to
use more herbal remedies and keep myself natural. A lot of country
food, plenty yam, banana and saltfish... good country food. I still lead a
country life and by that I mean where I live I still walk up and down the
hill plenty times a day," Mr Killa.
The success of Rolly Polly has even given Mr Killa geography lessons
because the song has taken to him to some islands that he's never
"Rolly Polly isn't done yet, like Rolly Polly don't want to stop; we've
been all over the place. I can't even call countries individually...Europe,
North America and we still have to go Africa. The bookings are so close,
sometime we do three cities in a weekend. There was a time when we
did eight countries in a week and a half. We're doing dub plates for
Japanese DJs. I have links from African artistes who want to do remix-
es...STILL. It's become a trending thing with the bigger ladies just loving
it more and more. It's been receiving love all around the world. We're
already booked till August internationally but we had to lock off the
tour season to actually come into Trinidad because here is like anoth-
er home for me."
(His eyes spoke volumes when he mentioned Trinidad and Tobago.)
"When it comes to my music and the love they show for me. I'm
completely grateful for all the love, I belong in that grateful place
when it comes to Trinidad and Tobago."
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