Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 3rd 2013 Contents "We will still forever do stuff for the people," said Wong,
including soca in that list, at least their brand of soca.
"Being from Trinidad, it's important to give soca a try. We
want to be involved in music broadly and give respect to
Trinidad. We want to do a soca track but we want to do our
form of soca," he said, noting that their first soca track, Con-
fidence, was an example of their version of soca.
And speaking of soca, the duo has actually been spending
time with Machel Montano in Los Angeles as part of his
"We are going to work more seriously with Machel due to
his new deal in France. It's a blessing to be able to do this as
non-soca artistes," said Sean, praising Montano's passion for
While in LA, the guys got a firsthand understanding of the
importance of networking and meeting people in the indus-
try such as Trinidad Jame$, which has only fuelled their de-
sire to spend more time out there.
"We feel as if there is so far we can go in Trinidad right
now. We feel as though the glass full and we need a bigger
cup. We have to ban our belly, put pride in the bag and leave
it here," said Sean.
The duo also traveled to Atlanta where they met Planet
VI, formerly Rock City, a Hip Hop/R&B duo from the Virgin
Islands who has written for the likes of the Pussycat Dolls
and Sean Kingston, among others.
Planet VI is featured on Da Biznis after they heard one of
Nebula's tracks on Youtube and reached out to them via
The Planet VI collab is a dream come true for Sean and
Wong who have admired that group for years.
"Our biggest accomplishment was working with them.
When we were younger we were hooked on them. They
came from the Virgin Islands so it was easy for us to relate
to them with the whole St Thomas twang," said Wong.
Da Biznis also features vocals from Crystal Tais, a Trinida-
dian living in New York and Marcel, formerly Young Marcel,
who is now a part of the Nebula team. The duo released a
hip hop/dancehall track recently called Dirty Biznis with a Ja-
maican artiste called Dre Island. The track won't be included
on the nine-track album however but is being used as a
promo single for the album.
The album will be shopped abroad and Nebula 868 is hop-
ing to secure remixes with some big names in the music
Outside of the studio, Nebula 868 is also getting their
business in order, which is reflected in the album's title.
"We felt for a while now that business was missing from
Nebula 868. We were so focused on the creative side that
business was missing," said Sean, explaining that there was
no real focus on how they did their music and put it out
"We had to stop focusing on how much we respect the
craft as artistes and look at how the world is accepting
music," he said. As they seek to break into major markets
abroad, Nebula 868 is getting their house in order, assem-
bling a marketing team and discussing a distribution deal
with Precision Productions, who is now developing into that
area of business.
They have even mended fences with Darryl Braxton of D
Project Records after walking away from a management
contract two years ago. Sean said they had a lot of learning
to do in the aftermath. "We are on good terms with Darryl
Braxton now, we learned how not to burn bridges."
With their 25th birthdays fast-approaching, the deadlines
they gave themselves to make their music career work, the
guys are going all out to ensure their dreams are fulfilled.
Failure is not an option.
Said Sean: "I never even heard of that word."
Da Biznis will be released on May 28th and you can pre-
order it on May 14. For more info visit
www.nebula868.com or follow them on Facebook and
Twitter: Keyword Nebula868
8 Friday, May 3, 2013 • Issue 86
With the launch of their third album, Da Biznis, Nebula
868 will reveal a more musically focused and mature side
of themselves. The album, which will be released on May
28, will feature a more homogenous sound than their pre-
vious offerings and will be positioned to attract a more
Unlike their last album 1962, Da Biznis will focus on one
genre of music: hip hop.
"We wanted to stray from previous albums where you get
a lil bit of everything. Our point is to let everyone know who
Nebula is. This time around it's about laying a solid founda-
tion. We want people to know who we are, to put a face to
our names," said Sean.
He assures however, that the Nebula that garnered local
fan support with locally flavoured songs such as Riding Inna
Sunny and Confidence, won't simply abandon their fan base.
Nebula 868 on Fashion
To illustrate their new focus, Nebula 868 is donning a new for-
mal look complete with suits and ties. "Our styling now is pro-
fessional and if we are not looking like that we will have the
never-seen-before outfit," said Wong.
He revealed that the duo will soon be getting into the fashion
game with their own line of Nebula designs starting with Da Biz-
Fashion, they said, is about being brave.
"It's music you can wear, you got to be bold, brave and if it
works for you, do it," said Sean.
"A lot of trends are trends because someone was brave
enough to do it," said Wong.
As for their must-haves? Both guys said knee high cargo
pants, white v-necks and a Trini bandana in the back pockets are
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