PHANTOM-A DETROIT REGGAE ALL STAR
Live Action Reggae Concert featuring Phantom
October 15, 2005
Guest Sounds: Infinity & C.U.S.S. Elite Djs Roots Rock & WD
Special Guest Performers: Tuffaz (The singing Sensation) & Martina (Rising Star of R&B)
Special Guest Dancers: George Straight and Detroit Dancehall Queen Selebrity
Promoter: Spector Entertainment
Venue: The Club House Tavern, Detroit, MI
The Detroit Reggae All Stars were most definitely in the building, and with the most recent previous events only having few patrons, this was promised to be an unforgettable night. Reggae Gurlz arrived at the Club House a little after midnight to hear Selecta Jello from Roots Rock Sound filling the air with the hip hop tune from Young Geezy and Akon, \"Soul Survivor.\" It wasn\'t unusual to hear rap music at the Club House since they cater to all cultures. The mix was just right and the sophistication of the crowd was fascinating. There were all types of people in the place, Jamaicans,Caribbean Natives, Africans, and Americans.
First up in the hot line up, new to Detroit, was the sexy and sultry voice of Martina. She amazed us with an acapella song by India Irie. The mic began to sound low so the crowd started scream out for her to speak up. She then sang another song a little louder, with a banging reggae rhythm. The crowd went crazy. You could tell by the look on Martina\'s face she was pleased with the audience\'s reaction.
Second was Windsor\'s very own CJAM\'s Reggae Saturday afternoon personality, Tuffaz. Unfortunately, the mic began to distort once again when he came on stage, but that didn\'t discourage Tony. Maybe that\'s why they call him Tuffaz, because he\'s tough and can handle any challenge. He came on strong with a Beres Hammond love tune. Some of the members of the audience began to sing along with the familiar notes. His performance was electrifying of sorts as he soared around the stage like a true balladeer.
Next up the crowd received a little break from the singing for a thrilling dance performance by George Straight and dancehall Queen Selebrity. A heavy rhythm took over the Club House as the two appeared on stage looking as though they were in disaccord. Grimming at each other as they passed each other on stage. Selebrity even stopped to give Straight an elbow to the jaw.
When the beat dropped and in came \"We Are Not Afraid\", the duo synchronized and began giving the people a little ak over di wall. We were all entranced as they went on to give us the Wacky Dip. Selebrity went on the floor and gave us her dancehall queen style to \"We Be Burnin\". The local stars ended their performance with Elephant Man\'s \"Willie Bounce\", leaving people dancing along and feeling the vibe.
LaRock, C.U.S.S.\'s official MC host introduced the last to end the Reggae All Star event, the man of the hour, Phantom. He started off by thanking everyone for coming out and introducing his hot girl dancers who marched in with military wear. He deejayed several new tunes from his up coming album like, \"Pat your Kitty\", as his dancers grabbed up their pum pum\'s and whined to the floor. In the middle of his set a fight broke out at the back of the club, leaving a man bleeding and another furious. A small amount of people decided to leave, but that didn\'t stop Phantom, as the thugs were escorted out of the club he continued to entertain the audience by getting them involved. Phantom pulled two young American lady\'s from the crowd telling them that he?s going to teach them how to bubble Jamaican style calling it the "Phantom dance." The women were hesitant at first but began to get in the groove as the shook their hips from side to side. Phantom ended the night right with his tribute to Dancehall style, \"Ole Time Dancing\". A song that gives honor to the pioneer dances of Dancehall like the Bogle, Butterfly, Della move, and the Erkle. Phantom called all of the representatives of Detroit Dancehall to come and demonstrate these classic moves. Some of us got stage fright, but those of us who didn?t bruk out like neva before. Please support your Detroit Reggae All Stars.
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