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‘Fireman’ wins both Soca Monarch crowns

2014 Ragga and Power Soca Monarch, Delroy "Fireman" Hooper. (IWN photo)

The balance of power in soca land has shifted. Delroy “Fireman” Hooper is once again king. But this time he rules both Ragga and Power soca.

After two years on the fringes, including 2012 when he did not defend his title, Fireman won both the ragga and power soca crowns during the Soca Monarch show at Victoria Park Saturday night.

In the power soca category, he sang “Unruly” and defeated 14 other contenders, including his longtime rival, 2013 monarch Gamal “Skinny Fabulous” Doyle, who placed second.

Skinny Fabulous sang “Red Button”.

Shertz “Problem Child” James, who sang “No Discipline”, was third, and Lancelot “Madskull” Gloster-Scott placed fourth with the “Family”.

Fireman also wrestled the Ragga Soca crown from last year’s winner, Lornette “Fya Empress” Nedd-Reid, foiling her attempt to complete a hat trick.

Fireman sang the wildly popular “Rum Meeting” and Fya Empress sang “Fire meets Ice”

Her rendition of the song earned her third place, behind Travis “Wiz Skid” Lynch’s, who sang. “Fettologist”.

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10 thoughts on “‘Fireman’ wins both Soca Monarch crowns

  1. J James says:

    Rum Meeting was a winner. I knew it from the first time I heard it.

  2. Carlos Walcott says:

    Congrats Fire!! Deservedly so.

  3. AILEEN LA BORDE CASTELLO says:

    CONGRATS TO YOU DELROY “FIREMAN HOOPER”. THOSE CROWNS WERE WELL DESERVED. WE ARE BEHIND YOU 100%…………………BIG UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Congrats fireman hooper wishing best of luck in the future, ah leeward we say

  5. Mush says:

    Well deserved. Fire I saw it coming.

  6. Vinciman says:

    Yep! the future of SVG… “Rum Meeting”,” Unruly”, “Behaving The Worst”…what next, eh?

  7. You are a Winner no matter what they do.Ah leeward we Fr.

  8. Horace Williams says:

    Both of “FIRE’s” calypsos were jumpy. They made you want to move……..

    Most bards only have one good song, FIRE had two, and he won!

  9. kayona says:

    Fireman me say Go fire oyeee

  10. in check says:

    i thought it was Skarpyon who won the Ragga Soca Monarch title last year.

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